Finding Peace in Troubling Times

I laced up my boots and straightened my starched uniform every morning as I left for work before the sun rose above the horizon. I was a Soldier and a combat veteran. Strong. Confident. Competent. But I packed a MESSY secret deep in my cargo pockets. I couldn’t shake the thought of a black sedan […]

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With Reckless Abandon…

Recently I was tempted to settle for less than what’s best. In the days before I welcomed my husband home for a mid-tour break from his current deployment, I consciously curbed my enthusiasm by focusing on the temporary nature of his visit. Even though I haven’t laid eyes on his sweet face undistorted by video […]

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Marking Time

In military Drill and Ceremony, when the command, “Mark Time, March” is given, Soldiers march in place without making progress in any direction.  According to Wikipedia, it can also mean to do a minor job or task whilst waiting for an opportunity to arise.  Perhaps someone might say, “I’m just marking time flipping burgers until […]

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