• February 1, 2015

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Boys-will-be-boys notion outdated; emotional support vital for relationship

My son Ryan is 13 and like the old cliche about teenagers goes, he is becoming more moody and difficult to talk to. Not surprisingly, this causes me to get frustrated and annoyed.

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Wednesday 01/28/2015
Ready or not, life changing as Army separation date approaches
Posted: January 28, 2015

Change is coming. I can feel its slow approach and there’s nothing I can do about it. My husband is down to less than six months in the Army.

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New report on 2014 shooting reveals tragic path for Lopez
Posted: January 28, 2015

There was some big news last week after the Army released a report about the April 2, 2014, Fort Hood shooting. The main headline in the Killeen Daily Herald spelled it out this way: “Army: No way to prevent April 2 post shooting.”

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Wednesday 01/21/2015
Marriage hard work no matter the time period
Posted: January 21, 2015

Last week, I had the honor and the privilege to interview a lovely Temple couple — Keifer and Sammie Marshall — who have been married 67 years (their anniversary is the 30th).

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AAFES sets bar high for new PX at Fort Hood
Posted: January 21, 2015

For just about any military base in the United States, the main community hub isn’t a divisional headquarters building or an in-processing center. Rather, it’s the post exchange.

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Wednesday 01/14/2015
Comparison game easy to start, hard to end
Posted: January 14, 2015

One of the toughest challenges about being human is to learn to stop comparing oneself to others. It’s been said many times — this is a swift and efficient train to “destination unhappiness.”

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U.S. military winning the war against deadly Ebola
Posted: January 14, 2015

Consider me a changed man.

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Wednesday 01/07/2015
Court-martial for Bergdahl not too likely, some assert
Posted: January 07, 2015

Will the case of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl — who was captured by the Taliban in 2009 and released in a prisoner exchange last summer — go to court-martial on a charge of desertion?

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‘Suggestions’ for personal growth in 2015
Posted: January 07, 2015

I am not a big proponent of New Year’s resolutions but this year I have a few “suggestions” for personal growth or improvement.

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