America’s Magic on this Fourth of July

America’s Magic on this Fourth of July

It’s All About Freedom, Americans Coming Together, and Using Our Diverse Capabilities to Serve and Make a Difference If you’ve been following me for more than a year, then you know that the Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays – It’s uniquely American. The...
This is the America I know

This is the America I know

While we lived overseas, the news from America that percolated to the surface seemed only to represent the worst elements of our country. Admittedly, we happened to move overseas before a Presidential election (not our plan – just the way it worked out), and no...
My Big Fun Greek Swim Buddy

My Big Fun Greek Swim Buddy

We had two trips left to make as we left Barcelona: Normandy and Greece. As mentioned in my last post, we went to Normandy for Fourth of July and specifically waited to visit this historic place at the end of our two-year stay in Spain, and it did not disappoint. The...
The Price of Freedom – May We Not Forget

The Price of Freedom – May We Not Forget

Happy Fourth of July and may God Bless the United States of America, our allies, and our troops! May we not forget the price of freedom. 20 years ago my wife and I made a milestone goal: live in a Europe for a year. A lot has changed since we made that commitment to...
The single best Father’s Day gift

The single best Father’s Day gift

Twenty years ago I was patrolling the surrounding villages of Sarajevo, Bosnia-Hercegovina. And that’s when I saw him. He was a young boy, probably about the same age as my youngest son, William (7), yet he didn’t look like much of a child. He had no sparkle in his...