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9-11 Morning

September 11, 2017

This morning at 6:50 I sat at my desk with a heaviness, a sadness, a weight in my heart. It is September 11. The mention of the day evokes deep painful memories. The anniversary of the day creates flashbacks – the blue of the sky, the innocence of a back-to-school Tuesday in early September and […]

The Unknown Soldier, Sailor, Airman, Marine

November 10, 2016

For the longest time when I thought of veterans, I thought of my dad, his brother, my father-in-law, and their friends. Men of “that” generation who fought in World War II, the ones who still inspire books and movies. Last October while in France, I toured the D-Day beaches of Normandy and the stark sacredness […]