Our now-Ensign just stopped by for a night on his way to Groton, CT for the next phase of his submarine training and we spent some of our time talking about scheduling, you know, the holidays, the final phase of training, and so on. As I looked at the calendar, it hit me that we've … Continue reading Never get tired of talking N*avy
I suppose it's the same with any profession. Singers tire of playing certain songs, chefs don't want to make the same dish night after night. And as a writer, there are certain topics you no longer want to address, but must. This year's I Day presented one of those. Not that I'm a fan of … Continue reading How do we get past the saddest I Day?
Once my son set upon the path to a USNA appointment, everything was seen through that lens. Leading up to his appointment, we were laser-focused on paperwork and procedure, whether it was the admissions portal or congressional nominations. Once he accepted his appointment, USNA dominated our schedule and every conversation. We were no longer Karl, … Continue reading From Mid Sib to Cadet – join me on a new adventure
A solemn reminder. Memorial Day used to be about a three-day weekend. Cookouts. The unofficial start of summer. Beaches. Vacation. Then my son got an appointment to the Naval Academy. Now it's different. There is no "Happy Memorial Day." There is no "thank you for your service" to those in uniform. I remind others (and … Continue reading Memorial Day: Not about the cookout or the beach
Sometimes I find that I get so wrapped up in my day-to-day life that I lose sight of how many experiences I've been blessed with that many people will never exprience. I've hiked into the Grand Canyon, traveled to more than 40 states and a dozen countries, interviewed countless celebrities and professional athletes, attended amazing … Continue reading Had a chance to talk about Mid Sib’s backstory