It is What We Make It #thevinesinmylife

Being a military wife for so long, I learned a few hard truths about my world and the way things work in it. One of the most important of those things being friendships. When you have to cut your roots short and replant yourself every few years, it makes for a pretty disjointed garden. People …

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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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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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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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A Few Good Men Looking for a Few Good Wives

Since I’m currently working on a military romance to be released later this summer, I thought I’d recycle an old post I came up with many moons ago when I first began this career. It was appropriate then, but times have obviously changed and we now say spouses rather than automatically defer to the “wives” …

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#pizza #boardwalkfries and #gelato

‘You can never go home again, but the truth is you can never leave home, so it's all right.’--Maya Angelou A couple of days ago, I started talking about how hometowns change but our feeling and memories remain the same. My husband has been away from home since he was eighteen years old and joined …

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