Tag: military spouse

The Meat and Potatoes of Life

The Meat and Potatoes of Life

| January 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

So, realizing that publicly exposing the sordid details of my recent colonoscopy might qualify as conduct unbecoming of a military spouse, I nevertheless feel compelled to give my readers what they want.

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Enduring a colonoscopy means turning the other cheek

Enduring a colonoscopy means turning the other cheek

| January 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Lisa Smith Molinari Contributing Writer It seems that every humor writer on Earth has penned an amusing account of his or her root canal, mammogram or other cringe-worthy medical procedure. Arguably, the intimate details of one’s doctors’ appointments should not be published for the masses to read. However, many unscrupulous writers have plucked this low […]

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The Meat and Potatoes of Life? Will promises to military spouses become policy in 2018?

The Meat and Potatoes of Life? Will promises to military spouses become policy in 2018?

| January 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Lisa Smith Molinari Contributing Writer There is a seldom-opened drawer in our file cabinet that contains the only tangible evidence of my legal career. The musty hanging folders have labels such as “Resumes,” “Licensing” and “Writing Samples.” Even though none of these documents have been used since I had to stop working as a litigation […]

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Hope, cheer, ruthless behavior snag party

Hope, cheer, ruthless behavior snag party

| December 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

Lisa Smith Molinari Contributing Writer During this season of giving, people everywhere are transformed. Generosity and compassion well up in us all. However, in the midst of all this merriment, otherwise charitable people can become so caught up in materialistic desires that they have thoughts of theft, revenge – and even murder. What, pray tell, […]

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Military life offers a different holiday lens

Military life offers a different holiday lens

| December 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

For most military families like ours, frequent moves are an unavoidable part of life. And at some point, Uncle Sam stations you somewhere that looks and feels completely foreign. Since holidays are all about tradition, the absence of those traditions can leave you longing for the holidays you grew up with back home.

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Five bucks’ worth of holiday joy

Five bucks’ worth of holiday joy

| December 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

Every year, there it was, Pop’s gift for me, propped among the branches of our Christmas tree.

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The Meat and Potatoes of Life

The Meat and Potatoes of Life

| November 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Eighty-one percent of consumers feel that holiday shopping is stressful, and 45 percent mark Black Friday as the most nerve-racking time to shop.

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Fans take desperate measures to follow football from afar

Fans take desperate measures to follow football from afar

| November 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Thankfully, there are better options for military families today. Digital streaming is now mainstream technology.

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Intensive program for veterans helps families, too

Intensive program for veterans helps families, too

| November 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

Home Base is a veteran and family care program founded in 2009 by the Boston Red Sox and Massachusetts General Hospital. It is one of four such facilities at academic medical centers – the others are Rush in Chicago, Emory in Atlanta, and UCLA in Los Angeles.

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The hare, the tortoise, the hairy retiree embrace new life

The hare, the tortoise, the hairy retiree embrace new life

| November 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

After years of being weighed, measured, poked and prodded by Uncle Sam in the name of combat readiness, newly separated service men and women are abruptly set free from fitness standards.

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