When I observe with some consternation and much concern the wanton destruction of some of America's cities, I cannot help but wonder about the parents of these young people. Are their parents dismayed? Are they filled with regret for the ways they indulged or refrained from disciplining their offspring? Or are they wondering how their … Continue reading Teach Your Children*
I heard yesterday that not many U.S. citizens are 'proud to be an American' these days, according to a recent poll. I suppose that's understandable, but not for the reasons you'd think. Yes, a lot of terrible things have been going on. Yes, there is still racism in the U.S. which is not something any … Continue reading Thoughts on where we are now
Halloween always brings back wonderful memories of our kids getting ready for trick or treating and the happy chaos that ensued! We had many of our Halloweens in Germany since we spent 14 years of my husband's Army career over there. It was a lot of fun because we always lived on post so we … Continue reading Memories of Halloween from an Army Wife
As many of you know, if you've been reading my blog, I have gone back to school, to finish my grad degree in Theological Studies. Well, I have a take home (closed book on the honor system!) midterm exam for my History of the Old Testament course. I have not had a lot of time … Continue reading What I’ve Learned So Far
Recently on various podcasts I like to listen to I was reminded that people like to hear stories. And, not only that, but a psychiatrist said we love to be in our own stories! That we establish for ourselves from a very early age the narrative that is our own life. I know just about … Continue reading What happens next?
Sometimes in life we want to know the answers to some tough questions. Or at least they seem tough because our life experience is not sufficient enough to provide us with the answers. Maybe it’s due to our education level, whether that’s formal or just the ‘school of hard knocks’, but for some reason or … Continue reading Mentors
Last Thursday my husband and I headed out to Kansas Our son just took company command in the 1st Infantry Division. We're so proud! And we were so happy and grateful to be there with him and his lovely bride who is also an Army officer and awaiting her company command in the new year! … Continue reading I believe in traditions
My husband and I had the pleasure of seeing "Hamilton" on Broadway a couple of weeks ago. It was as amazing as everyone says it is. I am a huge fan of musical theater, but this was so much more than that. "Hamilton" is history and tragedy and comedy. It was thought-provoking and heart rending … Continue reading “Teach them how to say good-bye”