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June Book Club: The Immortalists

The Immortalists: It is 1969 New York City, and the Gold children are looking for a little fun. Word had spread through the Lower East Side of a psychic woman who can read fortunes. The four adolescent siblings set out to find this woman and seek answers about their futures. They all possess the desire […]

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Help! My Military Friendships Have Ruined All Other Friendships for Me

“We need to remember what’s important in life: friends, waffles, work. Or waffles, friends, work. Doesn’t matter, but work is third.” –Leslie Knope I often say that the best thing to come out of my husband’s military career is the friendships we’ve made over the years. Military friendships are truly special. I count myself very […]

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To the New Military Spouse: I See You

To the new military spouse: I see you. You are standing by the wall at a squadron function. You alternate between timid and brazen, depending on your personality. Your eyes flit over every person there. You stay close to your significant other, even as the jargon confuses you and work conversations dominate the gathering. You […]

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September Book Club: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

In its most simple definition, a book club is comprised of a group of people drawn together to read. The members can share their interpretations and opinions; food and drinks can be shared; life experiences can be drawn from the words or meanings of the books. The members are different and united by their common […]

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The Problem with Resting Pleasant Face

This article is a public service announcement. I have to get the word out to see if there are others like me, in hopes that we can spread the word through and raise awareness for our kind.  I have an affliction. It has no formal name, so I call it  RPF, Resting Pleasant Face.  I’m […]

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My cousin Haley and I in Afghanistan, 2010.

Not Just One of the Guys

Women are veterans, too While on the phone recently with USAA Mortgage services, I had a conversation that I laughed off, but deep down, it stung.    My husband and I were buying a house and using our VA home loan benefit. Everything was in the final stages, and we were closing the next day. […]

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