Shine On

The idea that everything is purposeful really changes the way you live. To think that everything that you do has a ripple effect, that every word that you speak, every action that you make affects other people and the planet. ~Victoria Moran “What difference does it make?!” I’ve said that a lot lately. What difference […]

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Legacy Tripping

The dictionary would define Legacy as a gift or a bequest, that is handed down, endowed or conveyed from one person to another. It is something descendible one comes into possession of that is transmitted, inherited or received from a predecessor. I’ve been thinking a lot about legacies recently. We called in hospice for my father today. […]

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Memorializing in Maryland. Run 50 – Run to Win

Memorial Day is not Veteran’s Day. Confusing the two is like eulogizing Grandpa when he’s going in for a dental cleaning. Right audience, wrong occasion. For the most part, holidays are joyful. (Enter tacky reindeer theme sweater here.) Living near DC is especially fun during major holidays like Veteran’s Day, Forth of July, and when Congress […]

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Reunions. Maybe You Can Go Home Again (& Other Life Lessons) Run 50

My parents are in town for a week. Parkinson’s makes it difficult for my father to travel and he doesn’t do well out of his routine but I needed them and they came. Life Lesson #1: Ask for what you need. Don’t expect to get what you want but ask for what you need. I […]

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Me and My Long Gray Line

I have a Parlor Trick. “I can name 5 of your classmates.” Anytime I come upon a USMA grad, I start off with this game. Sometimes it goes well, sometimes it freaks people out.  One time it got me a Yankee double header but that’s another story. Having spent my first 18.5 years at West Point […]

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