The Things He Handed Down

Grampy Army Uniform-1

Seventy years ago today my grandfather and tens of thousands of other soldiers landed on the beaches of Normandy, France.

My grandfather, Ray, survived Omaha Beach, was honorably discharged from the Army, then came home, married my grandmother, and raised his family. His daughters grew up, married and had children of their own – five granddaughters. Ray believed in duty and hard work. He believed in taking and owning responsibility for his decisions, his life, and that’s what he taught his children. Read more

Warning: Rant Ahead

I’m just going to put it out there:  I’m prejudiced.  Now, before you go getting your panties all in a twist, I’m not talking about the Donald Sterling type of prejudice, or even the Mark Cuban type of prejudice.  I’m talking about garden variety prejudices, the kind every single human being on the face of this earth has.

We are all prejudiced in one way or another.  We all have preconceived notions, feelings of like or dislike for someone or something, especially when it is not reasonable or logical. Read more