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Jul 28, 2014

Walking a Mile in a Soldier’s Boots: A Brief History of the Trench Boots of WWI

Whenever I read about history books about WWI, I am always confronted with the brief realization that I know very little of the war itself. When I really began to get perspective, I can just start to imagine how it might feel walking a mile in a soldier's (trench) boots.

Jul 3, 2014

U.S. Navy SEAL Code

I just started reading Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell, wanting to pay respect to the book and the men who gave their lives before I see the movie. I am just on the first chapter and already I am so impressed by the patriotism of these men and ...

Jun 11, 2014

Father’s Day: The Importance of Fathers

“The widespread observance of this occasion (Father’s Day) is calculated to establish more intimate relations between fathers and their children and also to impress upon fathers the full measure of their obligations.” – Calvin Coolidge, 30th US President, 1872–1933 Each year we celebrate fathers. We grill out, get him a tie ...

May 25, 2014

Memorial Day: For the Fallen

Memorial Day is a time of remembrance and celebration. This poem by Laurence Binyon was written shortly after the start of WWI, struck by the massive casualties the war had caused. Have fun with those you love, and take the time to remember the soldiers that did not return home. For the Fallen ...

Apr 19, 2014

Fireside Topic: Do you celebrate Easter out of tradition or conviction?

“But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they went to the tomb, taking the spices they had prepared. And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were perplexed about this, ...

Mar 14, 2014

How to Have the Luck O’ the Irish

In some respects the Irish are not the luckiest of people. However, they have also made it through. Following Seneca’s popular phrase, that luck is when opportunity meets preparedness, I would say the Irish have been very lucky. Here's how to have some o' that luck.

Dec 13, 2013

Christmas Traditions for the Family

I started my own family at age 18 and didn’t bring over any real holiday traditions. So, I love asking other families what they do and seeing if any of their traditions stick for us. Here are a few Christmas traditions you can use with your family.

Oct 24, 2013

15 Manly Things to Purchase Using Halloween as an Excuse

It’s time to graduate from candy (that no one really wants anyhow) to manly things that may actually come in handy. Not that an excuse, but just in case, here are 15 manly things to purchase using Halloween your reason.
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