Decoration Day: AKA Memorial Day

Did you know that Memorial Day used to be called Decoration Day? My grandmother and my mother were the ones who taught me that piece of information when I was a little girl. But there’s a reason for that. Memorial Day used to be a special time set aside for...

Timing, Training, & Trust

Imagine being informed that you are the one chosen to walk a very long red carpet, fully flanked by sword-bearing soldiers of another nation, while protecting the First Couple. It’s a long walk, and if anything happens to the president and the first lady, both...

Card from my dog…

So it’s Mother’s Day. And, if you’re not a mother, or perhaps your own mother is no longer with you, it can be a hard day. It’s a day, for which many folks whom I personally know, choose not to attend church or other festivities—as it just...

This is It?

It was one of those moments that is a bit surreal. The kind where you remember the sun coming through the windows, exactly what you were wearing, and where you were. The odd thing was, I was simply in the parking lot of a grocery store. Nothing life-changing. Or, so I...