Monthly Archives: July 2012
An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
But what about a letter a day?
Research shows they may keep a doctor away as well.
I didn’t know this back in the early 90s when I was writing my then “soon-to-be” boyfriend everyday at basic training. I just knew it was a way to show appreciation for his service, keep connected with a pal, and that it gave me something to do that summer. Continue reading
You’ve smelled your soldier’s PT uniform so I’m not telling you anything when I say this life doesn’t always smell like roses. You’ve most likely endured a deployment – or three or four – and so you know that being together all the time is a civilian fairy tale. You’ve probably PCSd with a few months (or less) notice or had orders changed on you before so you know that change is the only thing that you can count on. I can almost bet that you and your family have probably been stationed somewhere that you really in the pit of your belly do not like one bit. I’m probably not telling you anything that will surprise you. You know that sometimes you just have to put your big girl panties on and “embrace the suck”. Continue reading
“Do you think they’ll shoot me if I ask for green tea?” I asked Greg.
After three years of living in the land of Starbucks, organic food, and green tea…while Greg was stationed at Ft. Lewis, Washington,…we were on a road trip across country on our way to Ft. Leavenworth KS. In Wyoming I felt like I’d stepped back in time. Continue reading