Celebrating 30 Years …Love, Pride, and Change

Today my daughter will celebrate her 30th birthday teaching young Naval aviators how to fly helicopters. She will work to help them gain the confidence and skills necessary to qualify in a demanding field. Most of her students are male, not surprising given the fact that fewer than 10 percent of all Naval aviators are […]

No Better Time to Explore One (or more) of Our National Treasures

The United States National Park Service is celebrating it’s centennial this summer. It was created and signed into law by President Woodrow Wilson on August 25, 1916, over 43 years after Yellowstone became America’s first national park in 1872. During those intervening years, several other sites, largely in the West, were also designated as worthy […]

All Things In Moderation

“Moderation in all things, especially moderation” …Ralph Waldo Emerson Aristotle is thought to have been the first advocate of moderation in all things. Since then, many have adopted their own take on this philosophy allowing for an increasingly diverse understanding of what moderation means. Some self righteous crusaders hold very narrow view of moderation, especially […]