Blog Archives for tag Military life

Dresser’s Last Stand

“Mom, can someone finally do something about my dresser?” my daughter Lilly demanded this week.  “Oh, is it broken again?”… Continue reading »

The deed is done, but not forgotten

“Ach! I’ve got to get rid of this albatross around my neck!” my husband Francis exclaimed recently, with plenty of… Continue reading »

The Unknown: A military spouse’s greatest worry

“What’s next? When will we move? Where will we go?” Like any military spouse, these are the questions that swirl… Continue reading »

Hitting Home: Domestic terror and military uncertainty

Usually, during the second or third year of my husband’s tour of duty in the Navy, I start waking up… Continue reading »

An Impossibly Perfect Holiday

While picking bits of pumpkin pie from our teeth on the last night of Thanksgiving break, my husband Francis and… Continue reading »

My gravy’s better than your gravy

We do it every year. We cut out recipes. We make lists. We go to the commissary. We elbow each… Continue reading »

Life lessons from the last of the litter

The cranberry farmer reached a calloused hand into the crate and grabbed the loose scruff of one pup’s neck. Holding… Continue reading »

Serve and be served: Honoring our military community on Veterans Day

“Now serving O-4-1-1, at window number three,” a mechanical female voice said from the base clinic’s new automated pharmacy system…. Continue reading »

Sound Off: Do school changes hurt military kids in the long run?

By now, kids are back into the swing of school, reestablishing seats in the cafeteria, slipping prohibited gum paraphernalia into… Continue reading »

Trash, Treasure & Timing

Like most hoarders, I’m in complete denial. I see myself as a “collector” of valuable, interesting, and sentimental things. It… Continue reading »

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