Category Archives: family

24 years: where did the time go?


Hard to believe, but 24 years ago today I married this wonderful guy… I was late to the ceremony (my BFF and I misplaced the car keys in a Rhoda Morgenstern-like scene from The Mary Tyler Moore Show). Kindergartner Peter had … Continue reading

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Look beyond the lapel pin


Six years ago this weekend, Veterans and Military Families for Progress held its biennial national conference in Arlington, Virginia. I was a founding member and for several years served on the board of the national 501(c)4 organization. That weekend event hosted … Continue reading

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Me: Part 2


After a couple of years in the country, we relocated back to Nashville where I went through two years of high school before another move to Murfreesboro, an hour south of Nashville. During my high school, I got involved in … Continue reading

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Random revelations culled during our recent visit to Wincanton, UK


The weather in England isn’t always rainy and miserable.  In fact, while we were there, it was glorious, sunny and perfect! Climbing to the top of the Glastonbury Tor isn’t nearly as easy as it looks.  The view from the … Continue reading

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Our girl is gone


Smokey, our beloved Dalmatian, has been a member of our family since 2002 and it was with great sadness that we had to put her to sleep last weekend. Her heart was in stage 6 congestive heart failure and her … Continue reading

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Christmastime in South Florida


The holiday season — December and New Year’s — in South Florida is a time to behold!  Dry, cool and pleasant.  And by chance I discovered that it stays lighter far longer in the evenings than it does up north! … Continue reading

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Aggrandize the damage


Growing up as a middle child (seventh of nine), I was the queen of hand-me-downs and leftovers. I also got left at stores more than once as my mother shepherded the rest of the kids into the old blue dodge … Continue reading

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