Real (dead) ghosts

I’m stealing inspiration from my good friend Karen Spears Zacharias and writing about ghosts today. Be sure to read what she has to say, too. Karen is full of good ideas. Like Karen, I believe in ghosts. I don’t believe in werewolves, zombies, monsters, and certainly not in vampires, but I do believe in ghosts. […] Continue Reading....
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Fayetteville-area volunteers needed

In case you hadn’t heard, Fayetteville is planning a HUGE, 10-day recognition of Vietnam veterans from Nov. 4 – 13. It’s called Heroes Homecoming and more than 60 events (concerts, films, lectures, demonstrations, displays, etc.) will be part of program, including a big parade downtown. Sixty events require a lot of planning and a lot […] Continue Reading....
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Free food & stuff on Veterans Day – you earned it!

If a tree falls in the woods and no one sees or hears it, did it really fall?  I’ve always thought that was a dumb question. The tree fell. Period. It happened. Just go with it. That’s like asking if a restaurant offers a bunch of free meals to troops and military family members on […] Continue Reading....
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Due propers…

I’m apt to criticize the President when I don’t like something he says or does, so it’s only fair that I praise him when I do…Check out this from The White House blog today: Tuesday, October 25, 2011 The following blog post by Matt Flavin, Director of Veterans and Wounded Warrior Policy, is also available WhiteHouse.gov. […] Continue Reading....
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With friends like these…

The Obama Administration has made me bi-polar. It seems like it’s always kiss-us-on-one-cheek, slap-us-on-the-other with those folks. For her part, beautiful and gracious Michelle Obama has done more for military families than any First Lady I can recall. And President Obama even issued a wide-ranging Presidential Directive on Military Families to every branch of the […] Continue Reading....
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Peace out, Iraq

The war in Iraq is over and the President promises us that all American troops will be home for Christmas. That’s a huge statement — and a great one to hear. Though I do worry about the stability and security in Iraq after we leave, I think it was the right call on President Obama’s […] Continue Reading....
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Disillusioned

Please bear with me while I do a little rainy day venting… For four months now I’ve been working with several other volunteers to try and get country stars to read a message of hope for a public service announcement that encourages military community members in crisis to reach out for help instead of resorting […] Continue Reading....
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CNN weighs in on military-civilian divide

Dave Schechter at CNN has this wonderful commentary up on the site today about the gulf that exists between those in the military community and the rest of the country. (And I’d call it “wonderful” even if he hadn’t quoted me in it!) Continue Reading....
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Dearth of medals is starting to get noticed

Several news sites today are reporting that California Congressman Duncan Hunter, himself an OIF and OEF veteran, is asking the Sec Def to go back over award citations to make sure the troops are really getting the honors they deserve. About damn time, is what I say — but I’m still pleased as punch that […] Continue Reading....
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Attn: Ohioans

or is it Ohio-ites? Or maybe Ohiozoans? Whatever it is you Buckeyes call yourselves, here’s something for you. If you vote in Ohio and you are concerned about military issues, this is a great resource. And I’m in a rush this morning so I’m copying it straight from the press release:   Ohio Keeps Military […] Continue Reading....
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