Well, the Mid Sib's tour of military academies is finally complete ... sort of. Late last summer, we took a weekend jaunt that allowed her to explore both West Point and the Coast Guard Academy. This summer, she was invited to attend the Air Force Academy's Summer Seminar. So this was different, because we didn't … Continue reading Mid Sib behind enemy lines: Air Force
As a writer, there are times when you struggle to find the words. There are times when you fight to find the motivation to put pen to paper (even though that's mostly a virtual exercise these days). Then there are times when you feel as if you don't take the idea in your head and … Continue reading A Prayer For The Class of 2020
If it's summer, that means it's time for summer training and to welcome the Class of 2023 to the Naval Academy family. Induction Day is within reach, which means we'll soon be in the throes of Plebe Summer. Welcome aboard, Class of 2023! Here's a laundry list of some Plebe Summer resources: First, we have … Continue reading Ready for Plebe Summer – including a new podcast
One of the joys of this blog is connecting with people from all over that I would likely have never met if it weren't for our connection with the Naval Academy. That can go for anyone from fellow Mid parents, Mids themselves or folks like Kristin Cronic, the amazing artist who is still painting The … Continue reading A quick catch-up with Grant Vermeer of Academy Insider
It's funny how I can scroll through my Facebook feed, bounce from one topic to the other and not miss a beat. Recently, there's been a lot of Naval Academy activity, which I love. I revel in hearing about the Firstie families as they prepare for Commissioning Week and The Big Day. That was heartwarming. … Continue reading Class of 2020 on the clock as Class of 2019 nears commissioning
The Naval Academy whirlwind continues and my Facebook feed has been flooded with parents of Firsties prepping for The Big Day and fellow parents from the Class of 2020 gushing about The Ring Dance (my Mid is on a Zero Block cruise, which means he could not attend the Ring Dance ... and I'm not bitter … Continue reading Finally, it’s time for Herndon, #PlebesNoMore!
I cannot tell you the number of people I have come to know between social media and the Naval Academy that I have never - and may never actually meet. But I have come to know some pretty well and am amazed at some of their stories. So when I came across an Instagram account named … Continue reading Meet the former Mid who is still painting The Yard