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not just a day that the banks are closed

To the veterans:  THANK YOU!!! And to you, the citizens of this nation:  If you can, if you are able to today, please wrap your arms tight around a veteran and thank them. I hesitated to post this photo, but I want to make it real to you.  This is an image of a mother […]

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saving daylight?

True story:  On Sunday, I mistakenly thought for a few moments that the time change for Daylight Savings would actually, I don’t know, give me some more daylight.  Every spring and fall, I get confused and then annoyed about Daylight Savings.  It just doesn’t make sense to my brain.  I know that back in the […]

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resisting temptation

This might seem shallow to you, but in the interest of keeping it real around here, I thought I’d share. I have this problem…a shopping problem.  I just adore pretty, cool, or unique things.  I also adore fun, quirky, bright, shiny, cute, interesting things.  And by things, I mean shoes.  And bracelets.  And shirts.  And […]

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Marine Corps Marathon 2010…a spectator’s perspective

I must confess that never before had I been a spectator of any marathon, but I imagine that this particular one would be difficult to top…The Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, DC, on Halloween day.  Even though I enjoy writing, and sometimes feel that I do an okay job expressing my thoughts and feelings, some […]

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oh, the sights you will see

We arrived in DC after dark on Friday night. Even driving through the city at night, you can feel a charge in the air…the intoxicating excitement of being in a big city, a place where important people make big decisions that affect our very existence as Americans. I had previously spent brief amounts of time […]

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