President Obama Sobriety

Rarely watching TV, I was captivated the other night when Charlie Gibson was interviewing United States President, Barack Obama, on the ABC Evening News. The one word that really made me put things into perspective, was a word the President Obama used to describe how the decision to send US troops to Afghanistan was different […]

Military Man or Angel?

Yesterday’s post ended with, “Five minutes later, he was an angel.” However our encounter started an hour earlier. When I first approached him, he was having breakfast in the small food court. We were the only people there at the time. I asked him permission to say something and, of course, he graciously granted it. […]

How Long Has It Been Since You’ve….

How long has it been since you’ve seen each other?, I asked, as they finished hugging in front of me, and they turned to leave. I was sitting at the gate, waiting, with my laptop fired up – but my mind running on fumes. “Nine months”!, the soldier said, smiling. I turned to the businessman […]

Five Words….

Received an email from a good friend yesterday. No big deal there. Happens all the time right? This one is different. It made me think. Deeply. And I can not disagree with this young soldier’s point of view. In fact, I think he has every right to call Americans callous. Seriously, I do. And I’d […]