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, Bravo

Photo by John Guccione http://www.advergroup.com on Pexels.com Bravo is for: BAH. I talked last week about acronyms and BAH was mentioned. What that actually stands for is Basic Allowance for Housing. This is part of your military spouse’s benefits and pay. It’s an allotment of money which is meant to help cover rent and/or household …

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

Photo by Diomari Madulara on Unsplash I missed the deadline to sign up to participate in the group blog challenge A-Z this year. Bummer! It looks like so much fun. We actually play a version of the A to Z in Sweet Tea Mafia group about once a week with an announced theme. It’s a …

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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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The Search for Peace

Our world is in upheaval. And I’m sitting back watching people lose their shit. And I’m wondering, how do I help? What do I have to share that’ll be beneficial? How much of myself do I give up? How much of myself am I willing to share? I’m no stranger to upheaval. In fact, I’ve …

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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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Halloween the Final Chapter

Fast forward. I'm 20 and pregnant. I can't go parkin' in Cry Baby Holler, and I'm far too old for trick or treating. What to do? Go to the harvest costume dance of course. I was pretty rotund for only being four months along, so the issue of an appropriate costume was a task. I …

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