Thursday, June 15, 2017

Summer Learning/Reading A Book!

What better way is there to continue to emphasize the importance of reading and learning throughout the summer, than to give a child a book to read!  Children of all ages will realize academic success and pure enjoyment when they take a captured time each and every day to read a book.

Meeting With An Author at The Armed Forces Retirement Home, Washington, D.C.

When I have the opportunity meet with a devoted and passionate writer, I almost never hesitate.  Recently, I met Thomas J. Ryan, author of Spies, Scouts, and Secrets in the Gettysburg Campaign, and Essays on Delaware During the Civil War-A Political, Military and Social Perspective.  Mr. Ryan has published numerous articles and book reviews on Civil War subjects, many dealing with intelligence operations. He writes a bi-weekly column called Civil War Profiles for Coastal Point, a Delaware newspaper.  Thomas J. Ryan served three years in the United States Army and more than three decades with the U.S. Department of Defense.  

Friday, June 2, 2017

Being With Two of My Favorite Friends

Being with two of my favorite friends and my dear ten year old dog Tyson, is a very special and captured time for me.  It was a wonderful evening  sharing a meal together at our home in Hayesville, North Carolina, and as always engaging in interesting conversation.  Sister Terry Martin, CND and Sister Margarita Castaneda, CND reside in Hayesville, North Carolina and both are devoted to their Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church Community.  Sister Terry and Sister Margarita have strengthened and lifted up the lives of so many families throughout their entire lives.  I have known Sister Terry for more than sixteen years, and Sister Margarita for three years.  They both hold a special place in the hearts' of my family.