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January 20, 2017

WASHINGTON  — President Trump plans to nominate former congresswoman Heather Wilson to serve as Air Force secretary, the White House announced Monday.

Wilson, a Republican, represented New Mexico from 1998 to 2009. She has been president of the South...

January 3, 2017

The government recently calculated the cost of raising a child from birth to 18 and came up with $160,140 for a middle income family.

Talk about sticker shock! That doesn’t even touch college tuition! For those with kids, that figure leads to wild fantasies about all th...

June 20, 2012

Unfortunately, there are some things that children should be learning in school, but don't. Not all of them have to do with academics. As a modest back-to-school offering, here are some basic rules that may not have found their way into the standard curriculum....

June 16, 2005

Another way of thinking about things, courtesy of Bryan Branby:

The following is a letter from an Alumni Recruiter of Texas A&M. The Aggies have always had a huge ROTC contingent and the initiator was obviously tapping into that database in an attempt to recruit. The re...

March 20, 2003

A Parent's Prayer

Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray my sanity to keep.
For if some peace I do not find,
I'm pretty sure I'll lose my mind.

I pray I find a little quiet
Far from the daily family riot
May I lie back--not have to think
about what they're stuffing down the...

September 6, 2000

Centurions, as all grads will recall, are those unfortunate few who managed to get so many demerits in the course of a cadet career that they enjoyed the dubious honor of having marched 100 or more tours.

A single tour consists of 1 hour of marching around a small area,...

January 21, 2000

Once upon a time in the Kingdom of Heaven, God was missing for six days.  Eventually, Michael, the archangel, found him, resting on the seventh day. He inquired of God, "Where have you been?"  

God sighed a deep sigh of satisfaction and proudly pointed downwar...

January 15, 1998

The Good Old Days

I remember waaaay too many of these!

Close your eyes.....And go back....

Before the Internet or the MAC,
Before semi-automatics and crack
Before chronic and indo
Before SEGA or Super Nintendo

Way back........

I'm talkin' bout hide and go seek at dusk.
Sitt...

January 13, 1994

William "Bill" Crawford certainly was an unimpressive figure, one you could easily overlook during a hectic day at the U.S. Air Force Academy. Mr. Crawford, as most of us referred to him back in the late 1970s, was our squadron janitor. While we cadets busied ourselves...

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