Tag Archives: Family

Historical significance beyond Hillary


On a post on his Facebook page, Dan Rather writes powerfully and likens Khizr Khan’s speech at the DNC and his questions to Donald Trump as a moment of historical significance akin to the “Have you no sense of decency … Continue reading

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A lift


Today is the 50th anniversary of the death of my brother John Kevin’s death. He was 16 at the time and drowned in an accident at a public pool where he served as a life guard. I had the desire to … Continue reading

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Reunion!


Squee!!!  Happiness is having your BFF since childhood in the house!  And of course, at Dinner at The Columbia.

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Too young


Today would have been my brother Shawn’s 61st Birthday.  He died at 46, way too young to cancer. But thankfully, during his all-too-brief time on Earth, he inspired me so much… How to compete, play fair, be smart, use numbers, … Continue reading

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Seven years ago…


Hard to believe, seven years ago I took my last trip to a military base as a Blue Star Mom!  I was welcoming home eldest son from another tour in Iraq. So glad that was it! So proud that, despite my … Continue reading

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Bros ‘N Mo Weekend


First off, yes, I actually did entitle this that. Second off, what a great weekend!  Two of my brothers jetted down for a visit for musican-brother Barry’s birthday. It was a last-minute, spur-of-the-moment thing arranged by cellphone while I was in … Continue reading

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Why War Sucks, Reason #918,476,198,479


This image is borrowed from the Facebook post by @Karthik Subramanian – A photograph that moved the world! “In Iraq, a little girl drew a picture of her mother on the floor of her orphanage. She carefully took off the … Continue reading

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