Mourning May Wan, But Memories Never Do…It Still Hurts Sometimes

Yesterday was my grandma's birthday. She would have been 97. She might have made it, too, had she not been born of an era that didn't discuss "female troubles." By the time the beautiful creature who helped raise me told anyone something was wrong is was far, far too late to do anything more than …

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Where Have All the Apples Gone?

My friends, it’s that time of year again. It’s the time of year when all things, it would seem, turn into pumpkin and/or pumpkin spice flavored versions of said things. Pumpkin coffees and lattes, muffins, cakes, pies, candy, whipped topping, yogurt, ice cream, milkshakes, soda? (wth?!), pasta, pancakes, coffee creamer, oatmeal, and the list goes …

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Summers Gone By

Nostalgia often hits us head on and rather than wash over us it penetrates us like a phantom, forcing its way into our souls. I think for many, the end of summer brings this notion stronger than any other time of the year. Though holidays and other special occasions and other seasons rend memories, summer, …

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Freedom Through a Kaleidoscope Lens

In just a few days, MarshFox will celebrate the one-year anniversary of his retirement from service to the empire. I won’t lie. While I am, and forever will be, proud beyond description of his part in defending our shores, and the shores of other countries fighting for a breath of that sweet air of freedom, …

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#nationalwatchday

I’ve taken to checking the National Day Calendar lately just to see what pops up. For gravy sake, you surely do not know what might pop up over there! Today’s find for some reason sparked a memory, and I thought…why not! Today, June 19, is National Watch Day. No, not as it watching something. As …

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#flagday

One of the things I really miss about living aboard base is the constant presence of the American flag. Today being Flag Day, I thought I’d talk a bit about the stars and stripes, Flag Day, and what it stands for. The first Flag Day was celebrated in 1877 on the 100th anniversary of the Flag …

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PCS Season is Upon Us #nomadiclife

One day next month will mark MarshFox’s one-year anniversary of retirement from the empire after 30 loyal years of service. When you’ve been in that long, you tend to have friends all over the world. In the olden days, it’s was a bit harden to keep up with folks when they were scattered to the …

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