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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 […]

Giving Up on Giving Up

February 12, 2016

Last Wednesday a local tv station aired a short piece on Ash Wednesday. After mentioning that the day initiates the season of Lent, she asked four people at a suburban church what they were giving up for Lent. The answers were beer and pretzels, chocolate, Mallomars, and potato chips. Perhaps if the reporter had asked, […]