Blog Archives for category Military Life

Is your cup half full or half empty?

My mother, a retired first-grade teacher, has always put a positive spin on things that appeared to be sad, unjust,… Continue reading »

The Lunch Ladies

My boots were there, sitting next to the front door, a gritty residue of evaporated slush encircling the soles. I… Continue reading »

Military life killed my career, but new promises bring hope in 2018

There is a seldom-opened drawer in our file cabinet that contains the only tangible evidence of my legal career. The… Continue reading »

Battling Millennial Military Brats Over Winter Break

“You guys are SO loud,” our 19-year-old daughter whined, loping downstairs into the kitchen where my husband and I were… Continue reading »

All I want for Christmas is the bottom bunk

T’was the night before Christmas, and somewhere in the house, someone won’t be sleeping. But not on account of dancing… Continue reading »

‘N is for Never Forget’: No ordinary kids’ book

If there’s one thing Nancy Polette has learned in her 80-something years, it’s how to educate children through reading. In… Continue reading »

New treatment for ‘Invisible Wounds of War’ gives families hope

In my 24 years as a Navy wife, I never lost sleep worrying that my husband had been injured in… Continue reading »

The Hare, the Tortoise, and the Hairy Retiree

Let’s face it — nothing packs on the pounds like getting out of the military. After years of being weighed,… Continue reading »

Don’t be a moody foodie

I’ll try anything once. Well, maybe not cliff diving … or running with the bulls … or a Mohawk hairdo… Continue reading »

The other men (and a few women) in my life

In my 23 years as a military spouse, I have regularly had relationships with individuals other than my husband. Often… Continue reading »

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