OMG – WTF!

I teach in the land of acronyms – emergency management (which has its own acronym – EM). We have so many acronyms in EM that we have to have a book that lists them all. The book, titled FEMA Acronyms, Abbreviations, and Terms, features 4,200 acronyms on 160 pages. You gotta’ love that they have…
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Digress Much?

So…do you digress much? It sounds like a bad pick-up line at a senior citizen’s dating club. I half expect to see an octogenarian wearing bell bottoms and a shirt that is unbuttoned half way down his chest winking from across the table. Senior citizen dating – whatever possessed me to go there? Alas, I…
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You Are Here…

On a forward operating base on the border of Afghanistan and Pakistan – the soldiers’ signpost denoted their current location as “HELL” (2004) Today is my son Noah’s 27th birthday. Today, like so many other days before it, I am reminded of how fortunate we are to still have Noah with us. When Noah signed…
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Photographic Evidence

My husband loves having his photo taken.  If there is a camera within fifty feet he is smiling in its direction.  I find this patently annoying particularly when he is sitting next to me.  I am not a fan of having my photo taken.  Nine times out of ten I look like a goober.  Lord…
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Imitation…the Sincerest Form Of Flattery?

                                        The kids in 2002, 2003 and in 2006 I have had a quote by James Baldwin taped to my desk for years that says, "Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them."  It remains there as a reminder that in all things I…
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