Posts Tagged: military

9-11: I’ll Never Forget

10Sep2015 Filed under: blah-blah-blog

For several years now, on 9-11, I’ve used a variation of this picture as my profile pic on Facebook. Almost 3,000 tiny dots all jammed into a space, a mosaic of black, white and brown. It takes a moment to realize that each white line frames a face. And that every speck of color is… Read more »

TBT: March 2003

19Mar2015 Filed under: blah-blah-blog

I found these photos in a box tonight. They were taken almost exactly 12 years ago, at Fort Stewart, Ga. Donnie’s Army National Guard unit had been activated for deployment. For eleven weeks, we spent our weeks apart, then on weekends, drove four hours back and forth between our home and this base. Donnie had… Read more »

My NASCAR Surprise

14Mar2015 Filed under: blah-blah-blog

NASCAR is just a redneck sport, right? I used to assume that. Now, you’d think that by my age, I’d know not to form judgments about things that I’m unfamiliar with. But I guess we all tend to do that to some degree. Recently, I had the opportunity to attend the Quik Trip Folds of… Read more »

Memorial Day

26May2014 Filed under: blah-blah-blog

It’s official. I’m a curmudgeon. I just watched President Obama laying the wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery. And all I could think is, “THIS is why America is going to hell in a hand basket. This is why the world laughs at us.” People don’t know how to… Read more »

Victorious

2May2011 Filed under: blah-blah-blog

Bin Laden is dead and my family is rejoicing. Don’t tell me that, if I am a Christian, what we’re feeling is wrong. People have been quoting Scripture all over Facebook in the hours since the news broke, particularly verses about not being glad when your enemy falls. I’ve read that the word “falls” in… Read more »