The history behind the Purple Heart and the creation of the Purple Heart Day.

In the US Armed Forces, the Purple Heart is second only to the Medal of Honor in terms of recognition. Furthermore, it is the oldest military award in the United States- but where did it originate?

When dreams do come true.

I looked down at the journal in my hands-  Day 18,645- Still hot. The coffee is still not good. Going to read today. Maybe go for a walk. And as always- write.   I looked at the plate of food sitting in front of me. What could a girl do to get a cheeseburger around here?... Continue Reading →

The Last Train Stop…

Metal clanging against metal reverberated through the air. After waking up with a start, Katie quickly closed her eyes against the blinding light. For a moment, she lay still, trying to get her bearings, but all she heard was a slight hum of movement. Where was she?  Slowly, Katie opened her left eye, wincing at... Continue Reading →

We have arrived in the Lower 48.

I have arrived in the lower 48.  However, it is imperative to note that those who live in the lower 48 do not call it the 'lower 48'. How long did I live in Alaska?  My family was waiting for us in our new neighborhood when the caravan of trucks, U-hauls, boats, and motorcycles approached... Continue Reading →

Was I the issue? Maybe it WAS me?

The adventure continues... For all of you keeping track, I am now up to 65 applications submitted. Five rejection notifications, three interviews for one not selected position, and one interview today for a company and position I want, leaving 58 possibilities open. I am not worried. Experts say there are plenty of jobs, but no... Continue Reading →

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