• November 27, 2014

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Meditation is a great way to decompress

I just finished a fascinating book about meditation. Oh I know what you’re probably thinking — meditation is “out there” and a little hippy-dippy. People who practice mediation bathe themselves in Patchouli oil, sport dreadlocks and spend the majority of their time contemplating their navels.

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Wednesday 11/26/2014
Who’s doing cooking for troops being quarantined?
Posted: November 26, 2014

I have mixed feelings about Fort Hood’s quarantine site for soldiers returning from Africa.

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Wednesday 11/19/2014
Hey, check us out on Facebook
Posted: November 19, 2014

Do you like Fort Hood?

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Finding right gifts can be challenging, but worthwhile
Posted: November 19, 2014

My husband has never been the easiest guy to find gifts for, but this year it’s even more of a challenge. Because he’s deployed, there are two warring factions going on in my brain.

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Wednesday 11/12/2014
Current events enhance cultural death obsession
Posted: November 12, 2014

I cannot stop thinking about Brittany Maynard.

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President Obama places bet on Iran
Posted: November 12, 2014

As a presidential candidate seven years ago, Barack Obama shook up the foreign policy world by declaring that he favored “direct diplomacy” to reshape U.S. relations with long-standing adversaries like Syria, Cuba and North Korea. Critics, including Hillary Clinton, called him naive, and until now they have proved right. Yet as he heads into the last stretch of his presidency, Obama is doubling down on a bet that in one last case — Iran — his strategy will yield a spectacular payoff.

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Bring on the cold; it’s great for tankers
Posted: November 12, 2014

This is what I call tanker weather.

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Site of Russia’s next land grab likely will be an island in the Arctic
Posted: November 12, 2014

Russia is poised to make another land grab. This time it’s an island. But don’t get too alarmed. The island’s in the Arctic. No one lives there. And it may not even be an island at all.

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Congress should provide nudge on foreign policy
Posted: November 12, 2014

Presidents and not Congress should direct foreign policy, and that’s true for President Barack Obama even after the walloping he and his party suffered in the midterm elections. Nevertheless, the end of the campaign and the change in the leadership of the Senate create opportunities for both the lameduck and the new Congress. They can authorize the war against the Islamic State, give Obama a needed nudge on military aid for Ukraine and weigh in on the endgame of negotiations with Iran.

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