Category Archives: military mom

Dear Eliot Cutler: Please do the right thing.

Photo Credit: Jeff Kirlin

I like you, I really do. I even voted for you in the last election. I share your frustration with the two-party system. Unfortunately, it is the only system we have to work with at the moment. Now I’m not a political blogger. I leave all the heavy hitting facts and figures to my good friend […]

Are colleges and universities failing our veterans?

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Colleges and universities have long been known as places of tolerance and understanding. They have been the first battlegrounds in many of the fights for equality in this country. Colleges are places were movements for civil rights, women’s rights and LGBT rights flourished and grew and helped change our culture. However, today’s colleges are also […]

Veterans and their families have been angry for a long time. It’s time for the rest of you to get angry too.

For the rest of the world, the news of the most recent VA scandals is shocking.The media this week is filled with outrage and indignation, including replays of President Obama, in 2008, vowing to get to the bottom of the issues with the VA. For veterans and their families this news was not new. We have […]

Veterans Day, From a Mother Who Lost Her Son to a War She Thought Was Over!

Last May, in a piece for Memorial Day, I told you about Sgt. Daniel Braun who, just the week before, had lost his battle with PTSD. Daniel was only 27 when he took his own life last spring, leaving behind a shocked and devastated family who loved him beyond measure.  Daniel served with my son […]

Memorial Day ~ for me, it’s personal!

I’ve thought a lot about Memorial Day today. It’s quiet here, in my empty nest, so I’ve had time to think about it. All last week I looked forward to the extra day off without really pondering its significance. As a child, Memorial Day was the start to the summer season in the coastal community […]