A small tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through family discussions, speeches, and personal influences

I brought up Dr. (Reverend) Martin Luther King Jr. again today when talking to my son about the news. Each morning, we try to watch and discuss a portion of the news so that he can practice developing and articulating his thoughts but also so that he knows a little bit about what is goingContinue reading A small tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through family discussions, speeches, and personal influences

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. I’m still serving today but in a different way. I was called many names duringContinue reading A look back at my former military life review: names called, uniforms worn, recruiting campaign slogans changed.

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 about getting back into the workforce now that my spouse is looking at retirement fromContinue reading Facing the military retirement transition Part 1: Are you ever going back to work?

DODEA Daegu Middle High School & Daegu Elementary School sample schedules

Curious about what the school schedules are like here in the DoDEA (Department of Defense Education Activity) Daegu Middle High School (Daegu MHS) and/ or the Daegu Elementary School (DES)? Well you’ve come to the right place for a quick snapshot of my children’s schedule. I think this would have been helpful for me when looking fromContinue reading DODEA Daegu Middle High School & Daegu Elementary School sample schedules

First day in public school in Korea – DODEA Daegu Elementary School and Daegu Middle High School

Are you ready to go to school and meet new friends? No! I’m pretty excited to see how your day will go. I’m not. I want to stay home with you. Well, it’s the end of September 2018 for us and the first day of public school after a whirlwind move from Virginia to SouthContinue reading First day in public school in Korea – DODEA Daegu Elementary School and Daegu Middle High School