Hi, my name is Damon. I’m currently living in Pennsylvania, but I call Savannah, Georgia home. This blog is, as you may have noticed, about mostly random thoughts, a few short stories, and my recently published book For the Love of God! A Memoir of Army Basic Training?.

Ultimately, you’ll find that most of what I write about is humanity. I write about people. Sometimes I talk about love, sometimes I talk about hate. It’s both the beautiful and the ugly that get me writing. Sometimes my blogs may offend you. Sometimes they might make you cry. But I always aim to make you laugh. Either way, my intent is reached, which is to write something that makes you move; something that makes you think.

Please subscribe so that you’ll know when I write something new. If you don’t, you’ll never know when you strongly disagree with me, and therefore you won’t be able to call me names like retard, jerk, insensitive bastard, uninformed, misinformed, etc, etc, etc. You’ll also never get a lollipop mailed to you from me. (Chances are that you’ll never get one, regardless, because … well, who mails lollipops anymore these days?)

One last thing – all the material on this page is original, and is the sole intellectual property of Damon Ortt. Don’t steal it. Sorry for having to say that. My legal advisors advised me to advise you that it’s inadvisable to claim authorship of this material.


16 Responses to “About”
  1. manuel says:



  2. Dale Ortt says:

    Can’t wait for the book to come out!


  3. Dawn says:

    Can’t wait. Brings back SO many memories. I missed you so much when you were gone.


  4. Damon says:

    My name is Damon…..if this does well i’m claiming it.


    • What? You already have the only surviving copy of Damon and Damon Productions. You should already be a millionaire! (If only you knew how many tries it took me to spell that correctly! It must mean that I am not yet that wealthy. As if I weren’t already aware.)


      • Damon says:

        After reading that bicycle ramp story, it occured to me….We needed a retard in the group, D&D productions would already have made us rich beyond our wildest dreams by now. Hindsight 20/20 i guess…


  5. Kim says:

    I have read only a short portion, but I will continue to read this as I get time. This is really good. My best friend has a son in the Army and I always wondered what it is like for him. Now I know. Thanks.


  6. Mary Lee Ely says:

    Damon. Took your suggestion (when in Introduction to Film class) bought and read your book and really enjoyed it. I am sending it onto my son, who went to basic training in the late 70s, and my grandson who did hid basic at Ft. Bennington just a few years ago, to get their opinions on how basic has changed, if it has.
    Mary Lee


  7. Cecilia says:

    Congratulations on being published! Your book is next on my reading list.


  8. Dave Elliott says:

    Damon, does anyone except your family read this material?


  9. Dave Elliott says:

    So true. I’m out of the country, but plan on getting a copy of the book when I get back. How exciting to see the inside the mind of the master.


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