Literary Karaoke

Je suis Comfy

In the aftermath of the attacks on Charlie Hebdo’s offices, social media filled up with images and hashtags proclaiming solidarity with the victims and the importance of free speech. Yes, … Continue reading

May 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Lifetime of Aftershocks

   It’s Mother’s Day, and today I find myself considering the suffering that entails. It’s not an original thought, certainly. But it is one that touches me personally. Childbirth seems … Continue reading

May 10, 2015 · 2 Comments

Mash-up Meal: Curry Pizza

I have a coworker who often posts pictures of mouth-watering foods he and/or his wife invent–exotic fusions of different cuisines and styles. I’m no foodie, but I can respect the … Continue reading

May 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Laying Down the Law

Last week, I read a few posts on friends’ FB walls about the Supreme Court hearing arguments for and against legalization of same-sex marriage. Friends who lean left are delighted … Continue reading

May 2, 2015 · 1 Comment


My four year old has a new favorite topic of conversation… one shared with my nine year old and my teenage son: Terraria. (Or Tahwaria, as the four year old says … Continue reading

April 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Time Off: My Least Favorite Part

After taking time off, then preparing to go back to work, the step I dislike most–despite knowing the feeling is inconsequential and silly–is shaving. The military’s regs won’t permit a … Continue reading

April 28, 2015 · 1 Comment


April is drawing to a close — a full third of this new year gone so quickly!  I’ve been busy. I returned home from a 3.5 month deployment, I completed … Continue reading

April 27, 2015 · 2 Comments

Finding Voice

You must strive to find your own voice, because the longer you wait to begin, the less likely you are to find it at all. – Prof. Keating (Robin Williams) … Continue reading

January 6, 2015 · 1 Comment

The More Things Change

On the day SecDef announced the new U.S. mission in Afghanistan, I hit my 20-year time-in-service mark. The long-running Operation ENDURING FREEDOM is finished. We didn’t hear about the change … Continue reading

January 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

Back Where I Started

On a deployment six and a half years ago, to a “secret” undisclosed location in Southwest Asia (that everyone knew all about), I picked up some D&D rulebooks to keep … Continue reading

December 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

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