“First Responders see trauma that can never be forgotten….As time goes on, the weight of these events start to pile up. What once may not have bothered someone may now start to cut a little deeper. As you advance into your career, you realize that the Hollywood code saves rarely occur in the real world. … Continue reading The Noble and Courageous Among Us
Over the years, I’ve heard the words service and servant misused so frequently that I’m convinced few people actually know what those words mean. I believe, however, that I do know their true meaning but only because of people like my friends David and Tamara Price. David and Tamara are two of the most extraordinary, … Continue reading True Servant Hearts
The time is fast approaching, clinging to every fleeting moment While the joy is still so abundant, still so pure Plays with dolls, tells silly jokes, questions everything Laughs hard, loud and often Climbs trees, doorways, rocks Always planning, plotting, working NYC to CZM to OBX My travel buddy, museum docent, trailblazer Kitchen chemist, delightful dancer, … Continue reading Holding On
6,805 U.S. service members have died in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom This weekend, we welcomed my son home from a 6 month deployment in Afghanistan. Chalk it up to naivety, denial or a little bit of both, but this entire time I’d chosen to believe that he was safer than he actually was. … Continue reading Enduring Freedom?
Upset? Disturbed? Pissed? You should be. I know I would be if that statement popped up as the subject of an email in my inbox. Guess what? Our kids are sending and receiving these types of messages. I know this for a fact because I've heard directly from children I know who've been encouraged to kill … Continue reading Go Kill Yourself