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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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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Writing it Out

In case you missed it, I shared quite a bit about me on Monday and wanted to follow on that post with a few more about all the tools I have in my toolbox to help me work through stress and anxiety. Today, let’s talk about the writing. Something many people don’t know or realize …

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Writing Outside the Perimeter #OTP

“You can become really pigeon-holed in this industry.”—Morris Chestnut Although Mr. Chestnut was referring to the acting industry when he said this, I can assure you it’s true of almost any industry, of almost anything in life. There are pigeon-holes everywhere and if you’re like me, you find that you just don’t quite fit. They …

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On This Day, I Marry You. I Marry You. I Marry You.

https://youtu.be/9nrVYO6LU6I One of my most favorite movies in all the world is Cold Mountain. When I tell people that, a surprising number of those folks tell me they’ve never heard of it. I'm shocked, y'all. I mean, it did after all receive seven total Academy Award nominations with one win for Renee Zellweger in the …

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Pancakes and King Cakes and Donuts, Oh My!

Happy Shrove Tuesday, y’all! Whether you’re a card-carrying observer of the Lenten season or not, chances are you do celebrate Fat Tuesday, AKA Mardi Gras, AKA Carnival, which is actually a season that starts on Epiphany and runs through, you guessed it, Fat Tuesday. But how much do you actually know about the mystical day …

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Friday Fast Facts: OBX

Well, the idea is that the facts are fast. I’m not so sure how fast they actually will be because when I get to yammering about something that interests me, I’m likely to slow down and really weave a talk around whatever has my interest at that moment. I love sharing my life experiences and …

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Granny Sees Her Shadow

This is a day late because I didn’t see much benefit in honoring February 2 on February 2 this year because, well, you know…that huge sporting event everyone was glued to yesterday was probably a tad distracting. Well, not everyone was glued. We weren’t. I know, I know, I know. Not watching that huge sporting …

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On the Cusp…

I don’t think any of us measure time as young people as we do when we attain a certain degree of maturity about us. (That’s pretty talk for I’m getting some snow on the roof…) I believe when we’re young, time seems infinite to us and we measure that time in terms of days or …

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Dodo Birds and Purple Iguanas

It’s Thursday! Excited at the prospects, I’m sitting over here patiently awaiting all the goodness that Thursday tends to bring and working on submissions. I wanted to extend one final push right before the New Year so when I go on vacation at the first of the month, my desk is clear and I’m just …

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