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Stories

Old Uniforms and a Quilt for Christmas

Old uniforms and a quilt for Christmas? Christmas, the most wonderful time of the year…and, for some, the most difficult time of the year. Christmas 1970, the first Christmas without my brother, was the most difficult one for me. He had been Missing in Action in Vietnam since January and we had no substantial leads… Continue reading Old Uniforms and a Quilt for Christmas

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Family, Stories

Hero. Brother. Mission.

Hero. Brother. Mission. Preface: I wrote this post over a year ago, and somehow it got lost in the shuffle. Thought it worthy to go ahead and publish though. My hero, my brother was declared Missing in Action in Vietnam January 10, 1970. He was an Army Captain, helicopter gunship pilot. He and his crew went down… Continue reading Hero. Brother. Mission.

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Stories, Writing

My Dad, Herb Crosby.

Memorial Day weekend was finally here. The car was packed and almost ready to go to Mom and Dads for the holiday. We’d leave early Friday morning driving to Donalsonville, Georgia, to spend a long Memorial Day weekend with the family. I made a last-minute call to Mom to see if she needed anything special other than what… Continue reading My Dad, Herb Crosby.

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Stories

Cape Canaveral National Cemetery

Brevard County, Florida, is getting a national veterans cemetery, notably called Cape Canaveral National Cemetery. I had a rare opportunity to tour this new, under construction cemetery located in north Brevard County, Florida. It’s taken years to get, but the thousands of veterans who live here and near, are thrilled, as I am too. A… Continue reading Cape Canaveral National Cemetery

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Stories, Writing

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

Children have to be educated, but they have also to be left to educate themselves. Abbé Dimnet, Art of Thinking, 1928. When you’re 6 years old, everything seems fresh, new, obtainable, and of course you know it all. There really isn’t a question of “if” or “when,” but more “I can do it myself” mentality,… Continue reading Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

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Stories, Writing

Creativity and Reading

I was listening to a new podcast this morning, The Charged Life with Brendon Burchard (on iTunes). He was talking about creativity and reading every day.  My creative mind is usually in full force every day.  I am a graphic designer—the mind is always creating. My problem is I have too many ideas spinning around in my mind all… Continue reading Creativity and Reading