Yesterday, at midnight, my father The Rev. Dr. Richard P. Camp, Jr., took his last breath on earth. A few years ago I asked him the meaning… Read more ““…be thou at peace…””
“This is my Father’s world,And to my listening earsAll nature sings, and round me ringsThe music of the spheres.This is my Father’s world:I rest me in the… Read more “This is my Father’s World”
On the cusp of my favorite tradition – Thanksgiving – sharing a journey that I’m particularly thankful for.
“A love for tradition has never weakened a nation, indeed it has strengthened nations in their hour of peril.” ~Churchill
There is something very comforting about tradition. Even the most modern millennial looks forward to the Memorial Day BBQ, the Macy’s Day Parade, the Thanksgiving meal, the half eaten chocolate Easter bunny ear. Traditions are fundamental. They help us celebrate, remember, pause to commemorate. Traditions anchor us in a unique way to our particular heritage.
I was born and raised at the United States Military Academy at West Point. That is my heritage. Their customs, my traditions. I can recite their creed, their mottos, sing their hymns. I find comfort and security in their traditions and in them lies my unique history.
To honor my connection to the Academy, to honor my father and his 23 year legacy as the Chaplain there, I embarked on a cross-country visit of Founders…
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Yesterday was my father’s 84th birthday. Today is my parents 62nd wedding anniversary. This is the last celebration of both. They met senior year at Wheaton College… Read more “The Last hoorah”
Florida. 4pm on a Sunday. We do not speak of Quarantine like we do not speak of fight club. We call it “The Q” as if it… Read more “Gleaming the Q”
Tomorrow is my 28th Birthday. Ok, ok. 42nd. But I feel 28. That counts for something. Considering how much coffee and wine I drink, I’m guessing I’m… Read more “2020 Vision in Hindsight”
Today I watched my Brave Ole Army team lose a well fought game to the Air Force Academy high up in the clouds of Colorado Springs. It… Read more “Lessons from the Field”
“Approval is a lover who will always break your heart.”- SAMMY RHODES Last year I had a broken heart. It was the product of years of living for… Read more “The Validation Dance”
“A love for tradition has never weakened a nation, indeed it has strengthened nations in their hour of peril.” ~Churchill There is something very comforting about tradition.… Read more “Traditions and Legacies”