california, Family, Opinion, Uncategorized, writing

Memorial Day 2022: Home of the Brave

Every year, hundreds of volunteers walk the grounds of the Riverside National cemetery as part of the 'Flag for Every Hero' event in honor of Memorial Day. Since 2012, volunteers fan out and place a mini American flag at the graves of every service member buried there. This year, this act in honor our military's… Continue reading Memorial Day 2022: Home of the Brave

aging parents, Family, Kids, Uncategorized, writing

The Long Road to Loss

My girls hold close their grandpa's flag. Last year I wrote a post about grieving through the anticipation of death and loss. This year, on what would have been my dad’s seventy-third birthday, I am finishing up plans for a socially distanced compliant church memorial service. For over two years now we have felt the… Continue reading The Long Road to Loss