D-Day Anniversary 2018

D-Day Anniversary 2018

I hate the sound of mosquitos.  When they buzz by my ears, I twist and writhe, trying to get them away.  Watching the beginning of the movie, “Saving Private Ryan”, the opening scene of which depicts the attack on Omaha Beach, it occurred to me that the sound of...
Memorial Day 2018

Memorial Day 2018

Memorial Day.  A day of remembrance, of somber tradition, of gathering together to bow our heads and thank God for those who have died in service to this country in its Armed Forces. So many celebrations of Memorial Day now have nothing to do with the actual reason...
Remembering Barbara Bush

Remembering Barbara Bush

Yesterday afternoon, I practically cheered when I heard the news that Barbara Bush's reported death had been “fake news”.  Then last night, I heard that the fake news had turned into real news, and was suddenly saddened for her family…but also for those of...
World Autism Awareness Day

World Autism Awareness Day

Today, April 2nd 2018, is World Autism Awareness Day.  It matters a lot to me, because I have a son on the autism spectrum.  Doctors used to call his version “Asperger's Syndrome”, indicating a different level of autism, but the 2013 dropping of the term from the...
Easter 2018

Easter 2018

Every year, I give something up for or pledge to gain something during Lent.  This year, I didn't know what to give up since I was running for office and literally running pounds off.  Food wasn't important to me, no particular obsessions had priority…so I...