Tag Archives: Navy

What’s to Love about Diplomatic Life?

A lot. I admit, I did not want to move overseas.  As I like to say: been there, done that.  I didn’t want to do it again and it wasn’t in the plan. Plan. Ha! So, I spent the first … Continue reading

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Memorial Day is For Remembering

Remembering In the United States, Memorial Day is a federal holiday set aside for remembering the people who died while serving in our nation’s armed forces. Unless you work retail, you probably get the day off.  Memorial Day has evolved … Continue reading

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Breaking News: MCRMC Recommendations Released

This is a great breakdown of the news, by Sarah Peachey of MilitaryOneClick.com The Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission released its annual report today to “modernize the Uniformed Services’ compensation and retirement system.” The committee believes the following recommendations … Continue reading

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Check out the new Spartan Up podcast and win a code for a free race entry

Check out Spartan Race founder Joe DeSena’s new Podcast “Spartan UP!” WE UNCOVER WHAT MAKES THE MOST SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE WINNERS. The epitome of grit, Joe Desena, founder & CEO of Spartan Race and NY Times best-selling author, travels the globe … Continue reading

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Oh The Twists and Turns of This Life We Lead…

The windy mountain road we navigate to get to and from our house is a metaphor for our life here in Taiwan.  It is full of twists and turns and near misses; but overall, lovely and with perks.  Like many … Continue reading

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To Curse or Not To Curse, WTF is a Parent to do?

I’ve never been a big swearer.  I can remember as a 10 year old in fifth grade, when my peers started to use “bad words,”  thinking that using the F word in every other sentence was a cop-out for taking … Continue reading

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Dogs of War: Rescue Dogs and Veterans Helping Each Other

I usually don’t write about TV shows, though I do get a lot of pitches for them.  Something about my mood lately made me read through an email from a new show’s representative this morning and I am so glad … Continue reading

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The Crazy Construction Robots

So, this is happening in front of my house today. With the high unemployment rate in Taipei, I’d think that the government would want to hire actual people to direct traffic around the construction all around the city.  They are … Continue reading

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T-22 Hours Until Lift-Off

The countdown continues.  22 hours until wheels up and our journey to Taipei begins.  We have a 6 hour flight from DC to San Francisco and then a 14 hour flight to Taipei.  I’m grateful that we have only one … Continue reading

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Making Progress

As the move date grows closer, the pressure mounts.  I feel the stress in the pit of my stomach nearly all day long and when I wake up during the night.  The medical, educational and travel paperwork seems to multiply … Continue reading

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