Get your home extremely made over

So it looks like Extreme Makeover: Home Edition was impressed with the get-it-doneness they found in Fayetteville this summer, and perhaps they also noticed all the awesome and deserving military families out there, because they want to make over a home for a military family in time for the holidays…which are really not that far […] Continue Reading....
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Yumbo, Gumbo

It’s not at all traditional — and could possibly get me banned from the state of Louisiana for life — but if you made the day-after-Thanksgiving Turkey Gumbo recipe I wrote about in CityView this month, you’ll be pleased to know that it actually tastes delicious over mashed potatoes. Skip the rice — no need […] Continue Reading....
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No time for table manners

I admit it — my plan for my kids tomorrow is to try (major emphasis on that word) to get them to eat for, oh, say five minutes, and then let them go watch TV in the playroom until one of them whines about being hungry, getting hit by the other or having to go […] Continue Reading....
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A Turkey Story

So I’m making Thanksgiving dinner this year. All by myself. It’s times like these that I feel like a real grown-up, like I’ve earned my spot side-by-side with the matriarchs in my family, the women who always smelled like dish soap and had standing weekly appointments with their hair dressers. I’m a big girl now. […] Continue Reading....
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What would a flat tax mean to the military?

This is the question I’ve been kicking around, particularly as Herman Cain appeared to rise in the polls. (Though now it seems that 9-9-9 for him also meant that he got nine tries to get with an uninterested woman, and was nine – or more- times rebuffed before seeing his nine political lives all expended…) […] Continue Reading....
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Happy Veterans Day

The word “happy” doesn’t quite seem appropriate when paired with Veterans Day. Veterans Day is a holiday to honor people who have made tremendous, sometimes unfathomable, sacrifices for the good of everyone in this country. “Happy” seems particularly insufficient in light of that. And yet, it is a happy day. We honor our veterans by […] Continue Reading....
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a few more Veterans Day offers

So it seems like this year I’m seeing a lot more offers of free stuff for veterans on Veterans Day, and a lot fewer ads for furniture sales and new cars. Which is great…However, if you’re on active duty you’ll probably need to plan for a little extra PT to work off all this free […] Continue Reading....
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Score 1 for the criminal, and about 15 (or more) for the Marines

This is a pretty funny story, but you have to read between the lines a bit … and you definitely have to read all the way to the end. Bottom line: Just because they’re collecting money for charity doesn’t mean they’re not ready to whoop up on a thief. Continue Reading....
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Army 101

So I think this is pretty hilarious — maybe you will, too. My son Bo just turned 7 and the other day in the car he started mouthing off about how the Army works. I turned on my phone’s voice recorder and let him roll. Here’s what he said: Generals_Sarges Continue Reading....
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Home from the war with a business to start?

The White House and the Small Business Administration are hosting an event called YES: Young Entrepreneur Summit for Veterans. According to the press release: With youth unemployment twice the national average in many communities, particularly among veterans, SBA recognizes a need to promote and better support the efforts of young people looking to create jobs […] Continue Reading....
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