Monthly Archives: June 2011

The Day ‘Those People’ Came to My Town

On June 8, 2011, my small community lost one of its young soldiers, Private First Class Matthew England, when the vehicle he was driving hit an improvised explosive device in An Najaf Province, Iraq. I did not know this young man; … Continue reading

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The Breathings of My Heart

“Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.”–William Wordsworth One year ago today I posted my very first blog.  After a considerable amount of debate and self-doubt (and, I’ll admit, an overwhelming amount of FEAR), I finally garnered enough … Continue reading

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You’re Not the Boss of Me

Anyone who knows me well knows that I am not fond of taking orders.  In fact, in many cases, I will do the opposite of what I have been “ordered” to do just to prove that I cannot be bossed … Continue reading

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