Thoughts from a Veteran's Mom


Veteran’s Day: A Day of Remembering

In Flanders fields the poppies blowBetween the crosses, row on row,That mark our place; and in the skyThe larks, still bravely singing, flyScarce heard amid the guns below.We are the Dead. Short days agoWe lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,Loved and were loved, and now we lieIn Flanders fields....more

Why I am Obsessed With Understanding PTSD in Veterans

When BlogHer asked me to write a first hand account of what it was like to produce a video about PTSD in Veterans, I was apprehensive about it.  To be honest, I still am.  I am not a Veteran, nor is anyone in my immediate family. But I am extremely passionate about the subject of PTSD in general because I’m close to a few who are suffering from it due to physical and sexual abuse they have suffered long ago.  So, when I started doing research on PTSD in Veterans, I immediately saw the parallels that can be drawn to people suffering with PTSD who are not veterans....more
Thank you for researching this. I met two Marines at my old job who'd been deployed to Iraq and ...more

Honoring My Dad and Other Korean War Vets

My Dad. July, 2014 On Saturday, my dad participated in the dedication of a Korean War Memorial in Cowley, WY....more

Veterans Are Our New Vulnerable Class

This weekend spcaLA partnered with Animals for Armed Forces® to give pets to  members of the military and their families at  no charge....more

Memorial Day in My Hood

My partner is a Viet Nam vet and he was one of the few to return to his street, his hometown after a tour and a half in the jungle. He and Billy were the only ones to survive in this neighborhood. The rest never came home and he can remember the parents of those boys being bitter and asking why him and not their sons. ...more