sing second!

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Our son celebrating a sing-second moment.

“Singing second”

is perhaps the most prized moment in the football career of a player

at one of the service academies.

 

The tradition after games between the Military Academies is for the “Alma Mater” of both teams to be performed by the respective school bands with the teams standing together at attention. The anthem of the losing team is performed first, then the anthem of the winning team is performed second. Continue reading “sing second!”

my mission

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Henry Newman wrote a favorite prayer of mine which stays nestled on the kitchen-sink windowsill, where my eyes can skim playfully over the words daily, like fingers gliding across piano keys.

Which I must admit then – oft times – seem to pick themselves up from their print, to flamboyantly dance across my heart! Continue reading “my mission”

beware! monsters up ahead.

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Photo by Jared Schaaf Photography

Fall is here with reminders of how quickly summer passed.

In every store Halloween candy & brightly colored costumes for princesses, witches, and fuzzy-wooly monsters of every size are found in the aisles where sand-buckets, bubbles  and swim-suits once hung.

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Despite the chaos of these short-summer months there was great joy, laughter and even a few unexpected lessons enveloped into our days. Continue reading “beware! monsters up ahead.”