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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On The Rise

Kat, me and Tam many moons ago… I have a confession.  About five years ago I was the target of an intervention (yes, it is true).  My friends Kat and Tam cared enough to tell me the truth and I have to tell you it changed my life.  I was out-of-touch and my problem areas…
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Wanted Dead Or Alive…

I heard yesterday that one of my colleagues in the field of emergency management died.  She wasn’t  all that old (but age is relative to how old you are and having arrived at the new forty I can only say – she was "older" than me, but not "old").  It seems I have heard about…
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