Archive | May, 2012

Chris Hayes “Uncomfortable” Calling Fallen Heroes…I Agree, Sort Of

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, […]

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Happy Birthday Pokey

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 […]

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“Continue Steadfastly”

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 ever heal. […]

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Mother’s Day….

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 […]

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