Year: 2010

The three most beautiful words a person in Afghanistan can hear when her base is under attack are “I’ve got you,” said strongly by a Marine with gun drawn at the door to your bunker. That’s what my sister told …

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My sister is in Afghanistan.  I am still so shocked by that statement, I have to say it again.  My sister, my beautiful, demure, gracious sister is in Afghanistan.  (That’s her in the back left.)  She is there with the …

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I was listening to the house sleep this morning.  Well, you can’t really call it morning.  It was midnight, but the house was so quiet.  I almost walked in to peek at the kids sleeping, but I was afraid my …

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I am the oldest today I have ever been.  Of course, that’s true.  It will be true tomorrow, too, but today is different.  Today I feel it – not just in my bones, but in my soul. Today the desires of …

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Many of you know my radio partner, Grant Nielsen.  We have been partners for going on 18 years, and 3 or 4 of them have been good.  (Sorry.  Grant’s rubbing off on me. ) My partnership with Grant has been one of …

The thing that doesn’t change Read More »