From Alpha to Zulu: Life as a Military Bride, Echo

Echo is for: Enlisted Life I’ve been writing military romance for many years now and reading it even longer. I’m picky when it comes to who I’ll read when it comes to military romance because I lived military life and I have a few sticking points when it comes to how it’s written. I’ve deduced …

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From Alpha to Zulu: Life as a Military Bride, Delta

Delta is for: Deployment Before I get started with the “D”-word, let me just pose this. Where the heck did June go? My gravy, y’all! Here we are with Independence Day staring us down, and may I just add on to that, we’re mostly still closed down. I digress… Deployment. This is the magical time …

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From Alpha to Zulu: Life as a Military Bride, Charlie

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Charlie is for: Corporals and Colonels and Chiefs, Oh my! I remember when I first became a bride to the Marine Corps, I didn’t have a clue what all those insignia meant on the collars and shoulders of all those sporting the uniform. It barely registered to me what the …

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May Old Glory Fly

Photo by Todd Trapani on Pexels.com 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 …

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In Memoriam

Every November 11, I call, text, or email our many veteran friends and thank them for their service. Why? Because that’s the designated day on the secular calendar on which all veterans are recognized in the States for their selfless service to their country. While there is some confusion surrounding this holiday, mainly having to …

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Merry Hallowthanksmas!

Welcome to this week’s edition of the Wednesday Weekly Blog Challenge sponsored by Long and Short Reviews. This week’s topic…favorite holiday and why. A few years ago, prior to the sabbatical I took from the writing world, I wrote a post for my then active blog (another pen name, another story entirely!) on how disappointed …

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Don’t Be Afraid of the Details #IWSG

Hi, y’all! First, thanks so much for stopping in today. This is my first time participating in the monthly hop sponsored by Insecure Writers Support Group. I stumbled over the group by accident, and a happy one at that. I don’t know a writer out there who hasn’t felt on some level at some point …

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In Knowing Myself, I Know My Characters #WWBC

“I try to build a full personality for each of our cartoon characters—to make them personalities.”—Walt Disney Happy Wednesday and welcome to the Weekly Writing Blog Challenge! A huge thank you to our host Long and Short Reviews. Be sure to go by and visit them HERE for a list of this week’s participants and …

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Thank You…

To the veterans of this great republic, thank you. Thank you for your service. Thank you for following the calling, whatever branch you chose. You’re all brothers and sisters in arms at the end of the day. Thank you for not running and hiding when the notice came summoning you to our defense. Thank you …

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Big Yellow Footprints, 244 Years of Tradition, and Poppies

This weekend we in this house will celebrate a triduum of history rich in tradition through MarshFox’ service in the great institution of the United States Marine Corps. There will be much eating, drinking, smoking of cigars, and Oorahing throughout the next few days. To my new civilian neighbors, sorry, not sorry. It was thirty-one …

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