Reminiscences

Below is from a tribute I wrote in December 2010 upon my uncle’s return from Afghanistan: As children in an American military family, my siblings and I were aware of the sacrifice that soldiers and their families make during active duty – especially during war.

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This interview is one of my fondest memories. Enjoy this introduction to one of the most winsome and challenging intellects of our day. One British writer at The Times dubbed him “Christianity’s new poster boy.” Who is this Oxford professor of mathematics who challenges Stephen Hawking’s

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My first installment in the Flashback Friday Interviews series features Kellyanne Conway, who was recently appointed Counselor to the President. It’s now been more than six years since I met and interviewed this skillful pollster (also a mother of four), who last year became the first woman

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A passion for protecting this country runs in my blood. Here is an archive of my articles on this subject (the lives of veterans and their families): Veterans Day and Family Forces – 11 years ago (November 11th, 2011), Communities at The Washington Times A Christmas

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“…My childhood journal entry from September 11th, 2001 shows what a difference twenty-four hours can make: ‘When I awoke in the morning, it was true. The World Trade Center towers had been attacked by hijacked planes. The Pentagon had been attacked by yet another hijacked

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June 6, 2014

D-Day

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A picture and letter from my great-grandfather Ross Bryan to great-grandmother Marguerite and their daughter Linda (my grandmother, Dad’s mother), when he was off at war. The letter reads: 27 Oct. 1944 Margie and Linda, I love you both with all my heart and hope

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  27 Oct. 1944 Margie and Linda, I love you both with all my heart and I hope this Baby I’ve got in my arms helps me to make sure “I’ll Be seeing you.” Ross That was a letter from my great-grandfather Ross Bryan to

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OHATCHEE, Al., May 18, 2011 – On June 14th, “Bama Rising: A Benefit Concert for Alabama Tornado Recovery” presented by Verizon will take place at the BJCC arena in Birmingham. Among the artists to be featured are Taylor Hicks, Kellie Pickler, Martina McBride, Bo Bice,

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