I have often commented about the Circle of Life at the Naval Academy. I continue to be mesmerized by the way the Mids, all living in tight quarters under regimented conditions, manage to live lives in totally different cycles. In this latest installment, the Plebes will select their majors this week. I've written about this … Continue reading Plebes hit a “major” milestone while my Mid prepares for surgery
I can't believe I'm actually writing this, but Mid Sib has been accepted into the Air Force Academy's Summer Seminar program. Deep breath. As I've mentioned before, she's expressed a strong desire to serve in the military and I posted about our visit to West Point this summer (and will soon post about our trip … Continue reading The Mid Sib is heading behind enemy lines this summer
There's something about being a Naval Academy parent ... you want to share the experience. At the beginning of the journey, you share your anxiety with people who have been through it and can help you. As you move forward, you return the favor. All the while, you want to share with people outside the … Continue reading There’s a new addition to the USNA bookshelf
Our Mid Sib has expressed a great interest in military service. And unlike her brother, who was strictly focused on the Naval Academy, she is open to all branches, including academies and ROTC programs. (I love her thought process - "Everyone who can serve should serve. And I'm capable of serving.") She's obviously seen plenty involving the Naval … Continue reading Mid-Sib behind enemy lines: West Point
It's just about time for one of my favorite examples of N*ot College and I know I won't be the only one tuning in - it's SWO Ship Selection or as I like to call it, the SWO Game Show. For those who are not 100% familiar, this is when the Firsties who received surface … Continue reading Tune in to the USNA Game Show: SWO Ship Selection
Christmas break always goes by too fast (though, to be honest, Mid Sib had a much shorter break than the Mid). Still, we managed to make some memories. And now we prepare for The Dark Ages ...
Every since Induction Day, most posts from fellow Academy parents about their Mids returning to The Yard have carried a variation of, "it never gets easier to say goodbye." Honestly, I haven't found that to be the case, but it's clear to me that's about to change. The Summer Block home is good for a … Continue reading A reprieve from the toughest goodbye since Plebe Year