Reflect…

Today in our DC travels we visited, amongst other things, three very important memorials – the World War II Memorial, the Korean War Veterans Memorial, and the Vietnam Veteran Memorial.  Each of these memorials are powerful in their own right.  They carry a weighty responsibility –  they stand to help us honor and remember those…
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Government Priorities…

Some days I believe the universe aligns discrete events purposefully to nudge me toward a rant.  Today was one of those days.  It started with my neighbor Kyle coming over this morning to show me that he had received and completed a background check document about me from FEMA/DHS. I do contract work for FEMA/DHS…
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What Are You Doing For Dinner Tonight?

I would like to encourage all area residents to come out to the Gilbert C Grafton American Legion Post #2 in Fargo (a.k.a. The Pickled Parrot – 505 3rd Ave N ) this evening between 5 and 9 PM for a benefit event being held in support of North Dakota National Guard soldier Luke Gaukler. Luke…
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Futures Lost And Futures Won…

Those who are currently serving or have served in the military, those who have a loved one who is serving or has served in the military, and those who have lost a loved one that served in the military tend to have a somber recognition of what Memorial Day seeks to honor.  I hesitate to…
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Courage Defined.

Today I want to share with you something that was shared on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Facebook Page. I re-posted it on Veteran Suicides – America’s Shame Facebook Page, but I thought I should share it with all of you as well.  I think we are too often divorced from the realities of…
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