Memories of My Father on the 70th Anniversary of VJ Day

Who remembers VJ Day? How many of the past few generations even know what V-J Day is all about? The Victory over Japan (VJ) is the day the Japanese officially accepted the surrender terms from the Allied Nations on August Read More …

Operation Longhorn was the Jade Helm of the 1950’s

So many people were up in arms about Jade Helm in 2015, but have you  ever heard about Operation Longhorn? Watch YouTube or many of the alternative media outlets and according to some, the military was preparing to take over cities across Read More …

Count Down To Christmas: USMC Christmas Tree Ornaments

It is now December 2nd, and day number two on my Count Down to Christmas. I love the holiday season and everything about it including Christmas carols, outdoor light displays, making candy, baking cookies, and especially my personalized Christmas tree Read More …

Cohen Christmas Version of Hallelujah

Leonard Cohen Christmas Hallelujah Welcome to my 25 day countdown to Christmas. I kick it off with Leonard Cohen Christmas version of Hallelujah and I hope I will be able to post every day during the month of December and Read More …

Can You Have A Perfect Mother’s Day?

If you are starting to think about Mother’s Day for your Mom, or if you are a Mother anticipating the upcoming Mothers Day stop wishing for a perfect Mother’s Day. Yes, I said it, and now that I look back Read More …

God’s Blessings and Easter Miracle Stories

Easter Miracle Stories Can Happen I believe in Gods’ blessings and the Easter miracle stories because I witnessed a personal Easter miracle. Many of you hear of Easter miracles stories and casually dismiss their validity. You may patiently listen, smile Read More …

Easter Version of Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen

I love Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah”, my kids have sung it in choir and when I heard the following version by Kelley Mooney written with spiritual and liturgical lyrics I knew I wanted to post the song and video on my Read More …

Glory Laud and Honor, My Favorite Hymn for Palm Sunday

Sometimes I think I look forward to Palm Sunday more than Easter. It’s when I get to sing Glory Laud and Honor and memories of my Godmother and growing up in a small country church in Connecticut. The significance of Read More …

The Title Marine is Earned During Boot Camp and the Crucible

The Crucible is the last test during Marine boot camp, at the end of a 72 hour marathon of tests and endurance the recruit is finally able to call himself a Marine Read More …

My Youngest Graduates High School

High school graduation is the highlight of year for a senior and their families. Celebrate, rejoice and send them off with love. Read More …