Tag: veterans

  • His Welfare is My Concern

    His Welfare is My Concern

    [caption id="attachment_5051" align="alignleft" width="933"] This is a picture of what it means to have socialized healthcare - Those who are able carry those who are unable.[/caption] Everyone, except the one-percenters, know that our healthcare system is broken. It's not just that a trip to the[..]
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  • The Sarah Sheehans of the Trump Administration

    The Sarah Sheehans of the Trump Administration

    They say the Egyptians created time, measuring life by light and darkness, by the turning of shadows. I don't know how people measured their lives before the invention of sundials and clocks, second-hands and tick-tocks. I am not sure if night-shift work was a thing[..]
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  • Dispatch #7: Men with Guns

    Dispatch #7: Men with Guns

    Guys with guns surround Notre Dame. What's left of it after a blazing fire gutted about a third of it. Streets around the great Cathedral are blockaded. Only those with pre-approved security clearance can get past the armed guards. Walk up the street past St.[..]
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  • Lord God, Have Mercy.

    Lord God, Have Mercy.

      It had been a difficult week. Not a week from hell, but hard enough. First came the call from someone house sitting in a panic because the washing machine was flooding the upstairs. "Uh, I'm like 3,000 miles away. Call somebody local," I wisely[..]
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  • Our Brother Terry McGregor

    Our Brother Terry McGregor

    [caption id="attachment_2978" align="aligncenter" width="960"] DaNang, Vietnam with Sons & Daughters in Touch.[/caption] Every now and then there are people we meet who change the trajectory of our lives in the most unexpected but eternally astounding ways. Terry McGregor was that person for me. There were[..]
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  • Donald Trump and that White House visit

    Donald Trump and that White House visit

      She was standing under the trees at the Southeast gate just off Alexander Hamilton Street. The button picture of her son stood in stark contrast to the all white dress and wrap she was wearing. Her hair was perfectly coiffed. Her make-up was fresh[..]
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  • A Closeted Hippie’s Take on Memorial Day

    A Closeted Hippie’s Take on Memorial Day

    In spite of growing up on the tailwind of the Hippie-era, I'm a traditionalist at heart. I like the Book of Common Prayer, the Our Father, Rosary beads, and the way Episcopalians always say, "And also with you".  I love the formality of a processional,[..]
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  • Dishonorable Soldiers

    Dishonorable Soldiers

      Soldier Jeanie Ditty and her boyfriend. Most often I am compelled to write about the ways in which we need to honor our veterans and military families. This compulsion is the result of growing up a Gold Star daughter during the height of the[..]
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  • Lester’s Legacy

    Lester’s Legacy

    Allow me to speak to you as a Gold Star Daughter, would you? Being part of a Gold Star family isn't something anyone aspires to. It's an exclusive club, membership will cost you a life. In my case, it cost my father's life. He was[..]
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