PIONEER PASSAGE book released

My Index Card Cure co-blogger Jane’s new book was just released. Check out PIONEER PASSAGE by JF Collen Cornelia Rose thought leaving the comforts of home and her family would be the greatest ordeal she would ever face… and then she encounters buffalo, quicksand, mountain fever, and old beaus. Life on the Oregon Trail is…

Warrior spirit

In between the first and second years at West Point, cadets head to Camp Buckner for field training — “the best summer of your life.” Recondo (RECONnaissance commanDO) was a multi-day limits-testing experience with bivouacking, patrolling, maneuvering in the dark, and survival lessons. Not to mention mountaineering, digging foxholes, defending positions, poncho rafts, chicken-killing, and…

Spirit missions & soul sisters

When I wrote to my West Point women classmates about my sense of disbelief after receiving what seemed like a surreal diagnosis, I described it as feeling like I had been “abducted by aliens.” I looked the same on the outside, but covert cells with evil intentions had invaded. West Point cadets would occasionally plan…

FLAMING REDS

Flaming reds Vying for brilliance Each leaf competing Struggling to be heard In all the sadness Embracing the change Attention       Generating Warm new memories Fresh pictures of beauty Brilliant hues Increasingly scant Autumn Each life season Carrying its own blessings Exit Blazing color (C) Jane F. Collen October 2008* IndexCardCure.com™ Every leaf counts. *This…