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My Own Wrinkle in Time

“Why, you had your own wrinkle in time,” my friend exclaimed. I’d recounted a story in which he had given me a surprising gift We’re both fans of Madeleine L’Engle‘s Newberry award winning novel A Wrinkle in Time, but his words caught me by surprise. I hadn’t thought of it that way before, but he […]

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Veteran’s Day: A Primer

Veteran's Day

November 11 is Veteran’s Day in the United States. It’s been that way since 1919 when President Woodrow Wilson declared November 11 Armistice Day (the original name). He noted: “To us in America the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with – solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service, […]

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Under Sea with the USS Independence

USS Independence

My husband recently took part in an expedition to examine the USS Independence. He had a stimulating visit on board the E/V Nautilus with Dr. Robert Ballard, a crew of extraordinary scientists, and a few other visitors. My Navy guy traveled as a guest, but as it happens, he’s a retired submariner. He’s familiar with the US […]

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At Sea on the E/V Nautilus

Nautilus

My Navy guy took to sea recently with Dr. Robert Ballard on board the E/V Nautilus. It’s the first time he’d been to sea in a very long time and he had a splendid time. (Indeed, he pretty much talked nonstop about it for the first 24 hours after I picked him up!) He’d met […]

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What is a Change of Command?

Change of command

Today at a change of command for a Coast Guard friend, our pastor’s wife asked me if I’d ever attended one before. “Frequently for 20 years,” I said. Changes of commands are part of the military ritual and I enjoyed today’s very much. Most of my civilian friends, however, didn’t know what I what I […]

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