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Volunteer firefighter Mark Bezos tells a story of an act of heroism that didn’t go quite as expected — but that taught him a big lesson: Don’t wait to be a hero. Click on this link to view Bezos telling his story: Mark Bezos – volunteer firefighter Bezos is the Senior Vice President for Development, […]

from the pen on Anonymous When I was a kid, my Mom liked to make breakfast food for dinner every now and then. I remember one night in particular when she had made breakfast after a long, hard day at work. On that evening so long ago, my Mom placed a plate of eggs, sausage […]

God whispers to us…

September 17th, 2013

Please take a a few moments of quiet time to enjoy this brief video and its music. Thanks to my longtime friend, Jim Hovda, for sharing this with me. Now you can pass it on.

Daddy’s home

September 5th, 2013

A reflection on American servicemen serving away from their families. Enjoy their pictures and appreciate them for their commitment to their duty as American soldiers.

A reflection on our soldier/sons serving in Afghanistan in 2012. Enjoy their pictures and appreciate them for their commitment to their duty as American soldiers.

God puts us where we are to be

August 24th, 2012

One of my Boeing firefighters, Chris Dinwiddie, posted this story on Facebook a while ago. It’s worth repeating here. Consumed by my loss, I didn’t notice the hardness of the pew where I sat. I was at the funeral of my dearest friend – my mother. She finally had lost her long battle with cancer. […]

Our Mother Raccoon and her two pups visited us one afternoon last summer to enjoy the summer day lounging amid the moss high on one of our oak trees. We rarely see them in the daytime so this moment was a PURE JOY!

Tooth-Pulling in life

February 1st, 2012

One of my soldier/sons, Spc. Jason Maxwell wrote this during a reflective moment while on duty in the mountains of southern Afghanistan:     “I freakin’ hate how much this place makes me think and dream about the past … mistakes I’ve made … decisions I should have made and decisions i shouldn’t have … […]

A soldier’s vision

December 13th, 2011

VISIT THE BATTLE COMPANY PROJECT – Select the menu item at the right or below.

Tactical Gear Stand Project

March 29th, 2011

  Sgt. Luke Hatfield and the body armor stand I made for him. American soldiers, law enforcement personnel and folks who play military simulation games like Airsoft and Paintball wear heavy body armor. In recent years I’ve built a large private collection of body armor used in Iraq and Afghanistan and learned that it takes […]