Excerpted from the Examiner:
On Sunday, the day before Memorial Day 2012, MSNBC’s Chris Hayes said he was “uncomfortable” calling America’s fallen military “heroes.”
“I feel comfortable, ah, uncomfortable, about the word [heroes] because it seems to me that it is so rhetorically proximate to justifications for more war,” he stammered.
“Um,” he added, “and, I don’t [...]
Ok this is a little late but it’s been a heck of a few days….
Thursday May 17th was Micheal’s 24th Birthday. For some reason this year it was a more emotional day than it has been in the past. Maybe because his sister is fixing the graduate and he was suppose to be home [...]
My daughter was 14 the day she came home from church to the news her brother had been killed. Her wail of “NO Not Pokey. They made a mistake” will haunt me forever. The sheer raw pain of her cry was shattering. I would wonder for a long time if that wound would [...]
Early on a wise lady warned me about Mother’s Day. She had lost her son to a drunk driver. Her husband had handed me the folded flag and said the words “On behalf of a Grateful Nation” with tears in his eyes. So the first Mother’s day without Micheal I was sort of prepared, if [...]