Blog Archives for tag Military life

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 »

Life’s a beach when you dig deep

Reclining my beach chair to the third notch, I sink deeply into the brightly striped canvas. Blinded by the sun,… Continue reading »

The Realities of Now

Back then, you danced. I mean you really danced. During your 20s and 30s, you’d hear a song that would… Continue reading »

Confessions of a TV Junkie

In the basement of a dingy community center, a florescent light buzzes over a dozen or so people seated in… Continue reading »

5 Simple Steps to Romantic Spontaneity!

This Valentine’s Day, I’ll be up at o-dark-thirty to drive my husband to the airport for another overseas military work… Continue reading »

Don’t Mind the Gap

All my regular tables in the loft of the Starbucks are taken, so I grab the only available seat downstairs… Continue reading »

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