A deployed husband and an Army wife in a wheelchair, add to that the fact I know nothing about vehicles or much of anything involving tools and you have a recipe for disaster. Between the wheelchair and two cars I have 12 wheels that all need to be maintained and kept operational.
Things that complicate these issues:
I hate driving my husbands car, no seriously I wont do it.
I can’t be without my van, nope not even for one night.
I’m not the best at tightening the nuts and bolts on my chair, I know where they are but tightening …
The holidays alone are part of being an Army wife. How will I cope?
Today I wanted to go the convenience store here on post during lunchtime. I was hungry and needed a few small items they normally have. So I chose the one closest to my home, not my normal one. When I arrived all of the handicapped spaces were full and not all of them had placards or license plats allowing them to park in these spaces. I do have a placard and with my wheelchair it’s almost a necessity. I drove around the lot for twenty minutes finally a handicapped space opened up. I still couldn’t use it. Why? Someone riding …
Have you forgotten the pain of 9-11
I live in a place where kids still play outside and neighbors still talk to each other. I can ask any random neighbor for a favor and have no worries. I have to be careful when I’m driving home to make sure I don’t run into a child on a bike. From what I hear this is not what the average person in America experiences in this day and age.
I live on a US Army base, in fact it’s a mega base (aka a huge base). It’s a small city, we have two grocery stores (commissaries) and two stores …
Should something be banned because it offends someone? No!
Like the rest of the country I was glued to the coverage of the riots in Baltimore. Nope I’m not taking a position on the overall mess except to say we don’t know all the facts yet. One other thing, why destroy your own neighborhood?
Anyway I was watching the coverage online when I saw this. A mother who went to the riots and found her son to take him home. The video is well worth the watch.
A mom who cared enough to go get her son off …
Okay I understand that there were some breaks in protocol concerning the invitation of Prime Minister Netanyahu. This is not the first thing I would call a break in protocol. No other president has stuck his tongue out in a selfie. I consider this a breech of protocol as it demeans the office. All presidents must understand that the office is bigger than any one president. This is something I think this president in particular has overlooked.
I think what PM Netanyahu has to say on the issue of our negotiations with Iran is important. His country is a lot closer …
Comparing ISIL to 1939 Germany:
First off I feel that I must explain a few things you might not know about me:
- I am a news junkie.
- I have a love for history.
- I am Jewish, yes a practicing Jew.
- I watched every minute of the twenty-two minute video showing the Jordanian pilot being burned to death.
First I must explain what prompted me to watch such a horrific video. I wanted to see the horror with my own eyes. I felt it was also a way to look into the past, I thought about the concentration …