A walk this evening at The Hill School took me and Peppermint up to the top of the hill to watch the sunset while we gave Cam some extra play time. It was an unseasonably warm day in Virginia (65 degrees), so soaking in the exceptional January evening was a treat. Although we had a lot of work to do tonight–both homework and deadlines–it was just too nice to resist an extra half hour of spring in winter.
What does Memorial Day mean? I asked Cameron that question this morning, and he was quick to point out that he knew it was a day to recognize the men and women who’d died for our country. “For our freedom,” he added. So I asked him what it meant to be free. He thought for a moment and replied that being free meant you could do whatever you want. “It means I can be a professional golfer,” he noted. Then […]
Nearly 10 years ago, I drove up to my house the evening of September 11, 2001. At the entrance to my road, I came upon several government agents blocking my way with machine guns in hand. They had me exit my vehicle and take Cameron, then 17 months old, out of his car seat so they could search my truck. Although the roadblock wasn’t exactly surprising since I live on the road leading to the infamous Mt. Weather government installation, […]