• September 29, 2016

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Texas transplant comes to grips with autumn in Lone Star state

Autumn, the season of pumpkins, turkeys and Halloween candy galore, has always been my favorite time of the year. This is probably because some of my best memories are tied into this season — raking leaves with my family as a kid, visiting apple orchards and decorating the house for Halloween.

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Wednesday 09/28/2016
Emergencies occur when the spouse is away
Posted: September 28, 2016

There are two things in my life that never fail me: One — Everything hits the fan when my husband leaves for training and two, my children always find a new way to scare me.

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Maybe next debate will raise military issues
Posted: September 28, 2016

Watching the debate Monday night probably gave me more of a headache than anything else. I suppose I could have made some popcorn, but I would have still been rather disappointed.

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Wednesday 09/21/2016
Accidents can happen during Army training
Posted: September 21, 2016

For the last week, ever since I received the internal 15-6 investigation from First Army about the Black Hawk crash back in November 2015, I’ve been chin-deep into the report analyzing the findings.

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Resiliency isn’t just a class you’re required to take
Posted: September 21, 2016

I had the privilege of speaking before a basketball gym’s worth of Fort Hood soldiers recently. I was asked by our Suicide Prevention program manager, Sharon Sutton, to speak at the opening of their second annual Resiliency Day. I was very honored to have done so, but also delightfully surprised to get the chance to speak to this great group of young men and women.

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Wednesday 09/14/2016
Selling a home can be challenging with kids around
Posted: September 14, 2016

During a time I fondly remember, called “Before Children,” I was impressed by far different things.

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How to make your individual baits unique for a ‘big old bass’
Posted: September 14, 2016

Put yourself in the position of a ‘Big Old Bass’ and think about how many baits you have seen go past your nose — and how many you have really bit and found the point of that darn sharp hook in the corner of your mouth and, based on the fisherman being such a nice guy, he/she has released you back to the water after the fight is over.

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Saturday 09/10/2016
Seasons of our lives bring daily changes, too
Posted: September 10, 2016

Lately I’ve been thinking that life is a lot like the weather. There are good days, bad days, times of the day that are more pleasant than others.

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Wednesday 09/07/2016
Comments on social media can hurt unit morale
Posted: September 07, 2016

Racial tensions have been at the forefront of the news for a while now, but after San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick decided to sit out the national anthem, things really started to get ugly on Facebook and other social media sites.

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