A Christmas list and some early gifts received

As I write this, Black Friday is winding down and the annual frenzy of doorbusters and discounts is fading away as our attention turns from Thanksgiving's feast to Christmas. I have my list ready, which I want to share, but I've already received an annual gift that makes November great. First, let's talk shopping, USNA … Continue reading A Christmas list and some early gifts received

My commissioning as a military parent feels complete

It’s often said that a person doesn’t get appointed to a military academy, an entire family gets appointed. Sure, the son or daughter does the really hard part - they endure Induction Day, live at the bottom run of the ladder during that first year, balance a staggering academic load with military duties and extracurriculars, … Continue reading My commissioning as a military parent feels complete