0 comments on “Veterans Day – Whatever it takes”

Veterans Day – Whatever it takes

"A veteran is someone who, at one point in his/her life, wrote a blank check made payable to "The United States of America," for an amount of "up to and including my life." - author unknown   This is a…

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2 comments on “Hiking Mount Apsan reflections: 1. slow down 2. share your difficulties too”

Hiking Mount Apsan reflections: 1. slow down 2. share your difficulties too

Not sure if it was the length of time we spent hiking or just that it was our first time here but I had a few thoughts strike me as I was journeying along. Most of the time my family…

1 comment on “Facing the military retirement transition Part 2: What are you passionate about?”

Facing the military retirement transition Part 2: What are you passionate about?

What are you passionate about? Wouldn't it be great to get PAID doing what you love? I have a lot of interests. A lot. But when I narrow down what might work for me as far as getting paid in…

1 comment on “A look back at my former military life review: names called, uniforms worn, recruiting campaign slogans changed.”

A look back at my former military life review: names called, uniforms worn, recruiting campaign slogans changed.

On this date 10 years ago, I was officially honorably discharged from my time in the military. This is a look back at the names, uniforms and campaign slogans used during my 12 years of Active duty US Army service.…

2 comments on “Facing the military retirement transition Part 1: Are you ever going back to work?”

Facing the military retirement transition Part 1: Are you ever going back to work?

"She has a graduate degree but isn't doing anything with it." "I'm a full time volunteer." "Stay at home mom." "My formal career ended 10 years ago to raise my kids." Well, it's that time for me to start thinking…

0 comments on “It’s not easy starting over after a move”

It’s not easy starting over after a move

Well, it's the second day alone in this hotel room. This is our fourth hotel since the move; two in Virginia and two in South Korea. The kids went off to their new school again today and it's been an…

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Top 10 benefits from doing foster care

It's 4 months into full time foster care (caring for an 11 year old soul) and 20 months since completing our full certification as "therapeutic" foster care providers. We have opened up our home for 5 souls as respite (part…