Wordless Wednesday: Tribute

Cystic Fibrosis Tattoo

So this week isn't going to be so Wordless. If you read here regularly, then you will know that last week I attended the funeral for my cousin in Wisconsin. He was only 31 years old. He had Cystic Fibrosis. When he was born, we were told that he'd only live into his 20s. Well, he lived to be 31 years old. We always knew this day would come. However, … [Read more...]

Because I'm Your Dad

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In Ahmet Zappa’s first picture book for children, Because I’m Your Dad, a dad like no other promises to give his kid a childhood like no other. Whimsical monster characters bring the silly and sweet scenes to life and keep the book universal. The book's ending, a moving tribute to the author's father, guarantees intergenerational appeal: “Because I'm your … [Read more...]

Wednesday’s Hero

This Weeks Post Was Suggested by Michael Col. Robert L. Howard 70 years old from Waco, Texas Army Special Forces MACV-SOG Special Operations Command Korea July 11, 1939 – December 23, 2009 You learn very quickly that Col. Robert Howard was an amazing man. Wounded 14 times in 54 months of combat. 8 Purple Hearts, 4 Bronze Stars, 2 Distinguished … [Read more...]