Memorial Day’s Long Bright Shadow

Memorial Day’s Long Bright Shadow

I am a Marine Veteran of Iraq.

I have watched young brave heroes breathe their last heartbreaking breath thousands of miles away from home. This ultimate sacrifice is a heavy price to pay for our freedom, but it’s one we recognize as worth it in order to preserve and defend the promise of American freedom and democratic principles.

However, since becoming a Marine, I’ve observed a seemingly minor but common mistake people make every Memorial Day. Well-meaning folks heap their grateful thanks on living veterans rather than memorializing the fallen. Some veterans will inform the ignorant of their error. Most will politely […]

Dear Mom …

Dear Mom …

Dear Mom,

Today, on this very special Mother’s Day, I just want to you know from the bottom of my heart that I am really curious about what you plan to do with all your stuff when you die.


Your Adoring Child

Worst Mother’s Day Card Ever?

Honestly! Who would ever say something like this?

Well, if you’re any kind of a decent and responsible child, your answer should be “ME!”


OK, granted your Mother’s Day card may not be the best approach, but this seemingly abrasive question is NOT without merit.

Bottom line? Moms have stuff. They have collectible stuff, practical stuff, heirloom stuff, monetary stuff, […]