Praying for Serenity

  Some things we can influence. Put your time and energy into these. Face forward instead of looking back. What are some actions a citizen might take? What actions are YOU willing to take regularly? What issue are you most passionate about? Do those actions/issues bring you into community with other like-minded people? Use the wisdom…

A library awaits…

Children have schools, but everyone has access to public libraries. I’m always amazed at the resources and activities available. When we were looking for a place to live, proximity to a library was a consideration for location. And, we are lucky enough to live just three blocks from our local branch in Arlington County, VA.…

Now what?

 Aspects of West Point resurrect themselves at odd moments. I’m flashing back to Recondo, a 10 day patrol between the 1st and 2nd years during the “best summer of my life.” Besides the survival dinner with a live chicken (inspiration for vegetarianism), poncho rafts, Recondo run, hand-to-hand combat, slide-for-life and I-beam walk across Lake Popolopen, there were…

Keeping AHEAD of the Kardashians

At first I was amused, in a perplexed kind of way, about the fascination with the Kardashians.  But when they began trying to register their names as “brands” to make even more money on being famous for doing nothing — that is where I drew the line! Since 2011 Kylie Jenner alone has filed almost…