(Moderately) incensed

In Norway last week a hate-motivated madman murdered 77 innocent people, most of them fair-skinned, light-haired Norwegians and many of them just teenagers, because he wanted to call attention to his belief that Muslims are taking over Europe. Then at Fort Hood this week Pfc. Naser Abdo, a soldier AWOL from Fort Campbell, was caught […] Continue Reading....
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Country Music PSA Update

I’m so excited right now I’m about to pee my pants. (Then again, maybe that’s because I’ve given birth twice. Sorry, TMI?) Seriously, though, I just found out that  a MAJOR, big-time, country music star, somebody that even those of  you who don’t like country music have heard of, has agreed to do the PSA. […] Continue Reading....
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And I think I’ve got problems…

I wrote this story about Capt. Ivan Castro for Fort Bragg Patch. I was so inspired by his speech yesterday. After all that he’s been through and the attitude he’s managed to maintain, I am humbled by my own tendency to complain.   Soldier Finds a New View Visually impaired service member runs the race […] Continue Reading....
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Giveaway! Fitness DVD set

UPDATE: Congratulations to Ashley, the winner of the DVD set!   I’m not sure why I haven’t done giveaways before now. I have no good excuse, but I’ll let you in on a little secret: If you start a blog or website and you get a decent amount of hits, people will start emailing you […] Continue Reading....
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Hoarder-Busters

I was just thinking that one of the little-appreciated benefits of military life is that it (i.e., frequent moves, not knowing where you’ll live next, etc.) makes it virtually impossible to be a hoarder. Not only do you rarely live somewhere long enough to stockpile stuff, but the stuff you do stockpile is practically guaranteed […] Continue Reading....
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Army Wife Wisdom

Give a man a clean uniform and he’ll have clothes for tomorrow. Teach a man to wash his own stinkin’  uniform and he’ll have clothes for his whole career. Continue Reading....
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Medal of Honor, The New York Times

At least according to the priority given to stories on Google news, the awarding today of the Medal of Honor to a living GWOT veteran for only the second time, is not as important as the news that the singer Jewel had a baby. Arghh. Sometimes I feel like I’m shouting into an empty barrel […] Continue Reading....
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Does this blog make my but(t) look big?

Seriously? Does it? In case you didn’t notice, I’ve got a brand, spankin’ new site up and I think it’s pretty nifty. And, at least on the monitor I’m looking at right now, all my ifs, ands and buts look a lot bigger. But that’s probably because I’m looking at them on a monitor and […] Continue Reading....
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