A Unique Thanksgiving

It’s the Monday after Thanksgiving, so I feel like I should share my thoughts on Thanksgiving past and present. Growing up, I remember that we celebrated Thanksgiving, but I don’t remember it being a big deal. There was always a lot of food and a lot of people, but we grew up with a bigContinue reading “A Unique Thanksgiving”

Resiliency in Cambodia

Resiliency Another Perspective – Part 2 – Loung First They Killed My Father – Author’s Note: “From 1975 to 1979 – through execution, starvation, disease, and forced labor – the Khumer Rouge systematically killed an estimated 2 million Cambodians, almost a fourth of the country’s population.” About this time last year, my husband and IContinue reading “Resiliency in Cambodia”

Let’s Revisit Carlos

Because of my own insecurities, my concern that I couldn’t follow up another blog after my biggie, I wrote about Carlos and his resiliency, but I didn’t promote it. I didn’t want anyone to read it. The blog could not compare to the one I had written the week before. Hey, it’s not every dayContinue reading “Let’s Revisit Carlos”

Resiliency – Another Perspective

Part 1: Carlos I have RESILIENCY on the brain. I think about it several times a day, and this past week, I have come across several stories of resiliency. Maybe I keep finding them because “what you focus on you find”. Why is it so heavy on the brain? Probably because I am consistently workingContinue reading “Resiliency – Another Perspective”

A Special Virtual Marathon

I struggle with what I want to share this week. I feel like this post could go in so many directions. Is it about another virtual marathon? Is it about my 17th consecutive Marine Corps Marathon (MCM)? Should I write about it being my 40th marathon? Maybe I’ll just touch on all three, because ifContinue reading “A Special Virtual Marathon”

Lighthearted in Okinawa

If you read my blog last week, it was based on the premise that “You don’t have to travel the world to know the world.” I had finally come to the realization that a trip to see my family is simply not in the cards this year. That realization was heart-breaking. If you don’t knowContinue reading “Lighthearted in Okinawa”