Independence Day in D.C.

You can still celebrate Independence Day this year even if crowds aren’t your thing. A star-studded concert on the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol will be filmed and televised on PBS. Among the stars in this year’s concert: Steve Martin (yes, that St… Continue Reading....
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On MSNBC Wednesday

I was interviewed on MSNBC Wednesday and it just now occurred to me that a clip might exist on the internet. Oh, the magical internet – where one minute of live television recorded via Skype in my daughter’s nursery, can be preserved forever. Watc… Continue Reading....
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Flash-mobbed in the mall for Father’s Day

So this is a fun story. Fort Bragg soldier Sergeant First Class Brandon Roller, his wife Shelby and their seven (!) daughters were walking through the mall the day before Father’s Day when more than 35 singers and hundreds of shoppers serenaded them … Continue Reading....
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Oops!

I’ve been laughing since yesterday afternoon when my sister Kim sent me this picture of my father’s grave. And, yes, I do realize that “laughing” and “father’s grave” are not words one normally uses together. Allow me to explain:The past … Continue Reading....
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“This Country Cares”

So about a month ago I had this idea. (All exhausting stories begin that way, by the way.)I had just seen the Public Service Announcements that Blue Star Families did with The Creative Coalition, TAPS and Healthnet to address the tragic military suicid… Continue Reading....
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