Category Archives: Military

Let Freedom Ring – Reflections on Freedom this Independence Day

A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom. – Bob Dylan I look forward to walking my puppy in the evenings. It’s a nice way to decompress after a long day and enjoy the beauty … Continue reading

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To my soldier on Veterans Day

To my soldier on Veterans Day: 13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13 KJV It sure has been a crazy ride, living this military life. There was no … Continue reading

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When your dog dies

When your dog dies… “I could give you some medication for him. It would alleviate some of the pain, but…” I knew when I hugged him that it would be for the last time. Cradled in my oldest son’s arms, … Continue reading

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It rained on our last day in Italy

It rained on our last day in Italy. How apropos. As a writer, I am always looking out for metaphors and foreshadowing. So when the skies started to darken in the early afternoon, it seemed about right. My mood was … Continue reading

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How to thank a vet on Veterans’ Day

Today is Veterans’ Day. Sometimes the meaning of these days of recognition get confused. Veterans’ Day – today – we salute all who have served: both during war and peace time – those who are still living. Memorial Day is … Continue reading

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Remembering September 11 – Fifteen years later

Remembering September 11 – Where were you? September 11, 2001. Has it been 15 years already? It doesn’t seem possible. Apparently, it is. Our youngest was in preschool; now, she’s in her second year of college. Our granddaughters are older … Continue reading

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Patriotic path to Veterans Day

“The sanctity of our battlefields, monuments, and veterans institutions is of utmost importance to preserve military history and pay respect to those who fought.” Henry Waxman One of the perks of having an “almost-empty-nest” is the ability to travel more … Continue reading

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September 11: Finding the Good in the Evil

As I sit here remembering where I was on September 11, 2001, it is hard to even fathom how something so horrific happened in our nation. Like so many others, I replay the awful, tragic events of the day. I … Continue reading

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Have a Happy Fourth of July!

Happy Fourth of July! It’s the Fourth of July already? Oh my, that means summer is in full swing, and that we are half-way through the year! Yikes!

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Thoughts on Memorial Day

“All gave some; some gave all.” It is Memorial Day weekend, a chance to have a reprieve from work, spend time with family, and, hopefully, enjoy some decent weather. But, Memorial Day means so much more. It is the day set aside to honor … Continue reading

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