There are a lot of things you learn to love and appreciate during your time as a Naval Academy parents and right there near the top of this list are traditions. Even if they make no sense today, you learn the history behind them and learn to embrace them. When one of those traditions gets … Continue reading Are we near the end of USNA’s “Back To The Future?”
I was talking with a friend the other day and told them I was going to put together a USNA-themed Christmas list for my blog. "Seriously?" They said. "Don't you have enough Naval Academy stuff already?" Me: "I can't believe you said 'enough' and 'Naval Academy' in the same sentence." So here it is, a … Continue reading A USNA-themed Christmas list
I instinctively hit the snooze button when the alarm went off and by the time it signaled my “bonus” sleep was complete, he was already half-dressed, placing shoulder boards on his SDBs. In just a few moments, we ambled to the car and rolled up to Gate 1 where the guard took a quick look … Continue reading Officially putting Annapolis in the rearview mirror
Just about everyone has lost something due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For too many, it's been a loved one. For many, it's been all the little things that make life interesting. Among the latter's long list have been a torrent of traditions. For the Naval Academy alone it includes Plebe Parents Weekend (and, many would … Continue reading What traditions will survive 2020 or rise from its ashes?
We are inching further away from the day-to-day life on The Yard, but we haven't exactly broken away. It was such a joy to watch the most recent round of 2-for-7 signings. Although it's really something of a formality, it's such a beautiful declaration of intention. It's importance was driven home when I recently received … Continue reading 2-for-7s, ROM, COVID, TAD, TIA(s), and prayers for Mid Gram