Monthly Archives: November 2017

Reflection: Veterans Day 2017

billy/ November 11, 2017/ Holiday, People, Reflection

Each year on or around Veterans Day (and many other holidays) I like to pause to reflect on the day–its meaning and how and why the day is observed in our culture. Since the advent of social media, Veterans Day in particular becomes a day for a collective pause. I see updated profile photos of many of my friends as

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Reflection: In Remembrance Of A Tribal Elder

billy/ November 2, 2017/ Uncategorized

A few weeks ago, I received a message and saw an image on social media that announced the departure of Jack “Flying Duck” Nealefrom this world to the next. My mind went immediately to his family, and praying for their loss. Travel prevented me from attending his funeral, and my pace of life has prevented me from writing about this

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Reflection: Marine Corps Marathon 2017

billy/ November 1, 2017/ Reflection

For half a decade, Jamie and I have made an annual commitment to train and to run the Marine Corps Marathon and coordinate a charity team for Nuru International. In 2013, it started with a group of my friend Jake’s classmates from the United States Naval Academy expressing a desire to participate in an effort to raise funds and awareness

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