Wednesday’s Hero

Force Protection Team Members of the force protection team at Camp Eggars, Afghanistan, assess damage resulting from an explosion near the gate. A vehicle-born improvised explosive device exploded near the German Embassy and a U.S. base. Eliminating threats such as the VBIED is the focus of Army's 3rd Counter-IED Conference that was scheduled July … [Read more...]

Wednesday’s Hero

Sgt. Kelly Keck 34 years old from West Liberty, Kentucky Secretary of the Army Pete Geren congratulates Sgt. Kelly Keck after presenting him the Purple Heart. On September 13, 2008, Sgt. Kelly Keck, a combat medic serving in Afghanistan, was wounded while trying to aid his fellow soldiers who's truck had just been struck by an IED. "I stepped off … [Read more...]

Countdown To Christmas: Ten Thousand Villages

Since 1946, Ten Thousand Villages has supported the work of artisans in over 30 countries including Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East.  The company has grown to over 145 retail stores.  They continually strive to improve the lives of artisans in developing countries through the expansion of fair trade.  Most of its artisan partners use … [Read more...]

Rodents and other creatures that go bump in the night

Let me tell you about the house next door to me. In March of 2006, a builder bought the house next door. It sat for a really long time before they bothered to tear it down. Then it took them forever to put something up in its place. Now, I have a house that is half finished sitting next to me. In theory, that should be okay. However, it isn't since they … [Read more...]