Remembering Memorial Day

Just thinking about all of the men and women who left their families and gave up their lives for the sake of ours sends chills down my spine. They truly made the ultimate sacrifice and did an extraordinary thing.

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Memorial Day ceremony on the deck of the USS Intrepid, 2009 Memorial Day ceremony on the deck of the USS Intrepid in 2009, where veterans of many generations unfurl an American flag to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice

I have to admit that I bristle every time I hear someone say “Happy Memorial Day” or see an ad for Memorial Day car or furniture sales covered in American flags.  On one hand, it’s great to have a long weekend where a large share of American working families get to have time off together–we work hard, we sacrifice, and we build the best quality of life we can in this country.  We love the beach, the lake, the river, the backyard, or wherever we choose to celebrate that.

But it’s also well worth taking some time to remember why Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States.  This isn’t the same as Veteran’s Day, where we honor and…

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Welcome To My Messy Notebook

First off, I am not an avid blogger or journal junkie. I was never one to write down my thoughts or even write for fun for that matter, so I’m going to keep this short and sweet. There are so many things that I love doing. Like surfing the web, giving my cat attention, and eating to my heart’s content. I have come to notice recently that a lot of the things I have done or have discovered on the internet tend to get lost – meaning they are shoved so far away in my long term memory they might as well not be memories at all. That is why I decided to start a blog that encapsulates everything that fascinates me, as well as some of the things I have done or hope to do. Whether it be a new tune I can’t stop listening to, a viral video that I keep watching over and over again, a mesmerizing photo, or simply something that I have to share with the world. I hope you, the viewer, enjoy my anthology of all my passions and wonders, and find that they are as meaningful to you as they are to me 🙂