Coast Guard Spouse Life – The Isolation

Okay, this upcoming rant post-Veterans Day cause I’m seeing this issue all over the country within groups I am in. Military spouses are slowly becoming an ostracized group. Now that sounds like a really big claim, and it is. But it is one that I am painfully aware of that is very true. I have […]


“A CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture, a farming model built on fairness and transparency for both the farmer and the consumer. Traditionally, a consumer buys a share of a farm up-front, which provides financial security to the farmer for that season. In return, the consumer receives a regular box of fresh produce (or flowers).” […]

Hope Despite Circumstances Part 3 of 3

Becoming a full-time unemployed person has its’ challenges. First, it is incredibly boring. Without demands on your time and efforts, you sort of morph into a shell of yourself. For the first few years of doing just that, I found myself struggling with the most basic things. Why bother shaving, getting dressed all the way, […]

Hope Despite Circumstances Part 2 of more

You’d think a high school flunky would be your last choice for IT, but apparently everyone was amazed that I could fix their computers and I was given a fair amount of undeserved respect. I liked that quite a bit, and I found these computer thingies rather convenient. It was the 80’s, and computers were […]

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