Archive | January, 2009


Dooget! It means nothing and everything. It’s a made up word my son and his best friend made up in high school to mess with teachers heads. They thought it had some big bad secret meaning. When in fact it meant nothing at all. It was basically their battle cry. I remember running into another […]

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" Dear John Doe"

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Army apologized on Wednesday for sending 7,000 letters addressed to “Dear John Doe” to the relatives of U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. The letters, printed by a contractor and mailed in December, were intended to inform family members about private organizations that offer assistance to those who have […]

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The Moments

Most days I put on a pretty strong front when it comes to Pokey. I talk about him and share who he was as much as I can. I miss him ever second of every day but there are moments when the emptiness overwhelms me. Usually it’s just a moment. I will come across a […]

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Waiting for Pokey

I don’t think about the day Pokey came home much. But tonight something has triggered the memory and emotions. There is a movie out called “Taking Chance” I read the story years ago and it was emotional then. Years after reading “Taking Chance” I would find comfort in the memory of those words. I […]

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