• July 31, 2014

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‘Really big field’ experience gives kids new focus

In the wake of some schools across the country canceling things like academic awards night and valedictorians at graduation because people might not be able to handle the exclusivity or “unfairness” of it all, I witnessed something that helps prove this theory wrong.

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Wednesday 05/28/2014
Checking in with military widow for Memorial Day
Posted: May 28, 2014

In September, I introduced you to my friend Theresa. Three days after her Navy husband and Dustin’s former squadron-mate, Landon, was killed overseas, Theresa co-wrote a column with me about her experience. It was a fresh, raw glimpse at what being a new military widow really looks like, and the story spread quickly on the Internet.

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Wednesday 05/21/2014
Dinner with an entomologist
Posted: May 21, 2014

Entomologist James “Jim” Dill and I serve on a board together at United Technologies Center, a technical school in Bangor, Maine. James also is a state representative. That much I knew.

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Wednesday 05/14/2014
Proposed military budget cuts would be devastating
Posted: May 14, 2014

‘Will you encourage your three boys to join the military?”

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Wednesday 05/07/2014
When mom’s away, siblings will play
Posted: May 07, 2014

As the kids get older, there are some things, thankfully, that get easier. One of these is doing errands — alone.

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Wednesday 04/30/2014
Depression doesn’t play favorites, but insurers do
Posted: April 30, 2014

When I wrote about depression three months ago, I was still, for the most part, in the throes of it. Happily, with time and distance comes more perspective — some good, some not-so-good.

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Wednesday 04/23/2014
On parenting: It doesn’t get easier
Posted: April 23, 2014

Last week, I posted the following on Facebook: “Why didn’t anyone tell me that this parenting stuff just keeps getting harder?”

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Wednesday 04/16/2014
Shootings violate sense of security
Posted: April 16, 2014

In more ways than one, the military has sometimes been an institution that change forgot.

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Wednesday 04/09/2014
Oldest son shows who he’s becoming
Posted: April 09, 2014

On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, I took a picture of you standing next to the window in your nursery. The sun illuminated half your face, and you were holding a wooden train in one hand. When you heard my footsteps, you turned around, threw back your head and giggled. Your smile was all gums.

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