April 18, 2014

No Ceilings in this Home

Bones was at school the other day, at lunch with a some girls and his two guy friends, when the girls got up. They were going to a 'women's empowerment' seminar.

Freshman in high school, mind you

Bones said, "Hey, we'll go!"

And so Bones and his two buddies walked into this seminar, in an auditorium, full of girls except for the three of them. Oh and the speaker's body guard or as Bones said, "Some dude in a three piece suit and an ear piece."

Bones listened to her speak on when she was the Ambassador to Hungary and with what she does with her philanthropic time.

He listened to them talk about women's issues.

And finally he looked at his buddy and said, "I don't get it. My Mom has a traditional man's job, I guess."

And his buddy looked at him and said, "I don't get it either. My Mom's a sheriff's deputy".

And they continued to listen, flipped through the book they got and Bones said, "I guess, I come from such strong women, my Mom, my aunt, my grandma... women can do anything."

His friend said, "I know."

And he finished with, 'Girls need someone to tell them that?'

We have come a long way... it makes me happy.

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April 13, 2014

A Blue Perspective

I've been in the engine shop at an air base for the last week. Tuesday morning I had the pleasure of getting a personal tour of the Thunderbirds... watching them do the ground practice for their show, being on the tarmac as they taxied off to start their practice show, and waving to the pilots as they passed by in their jets.

I thought, "Bucket list check off!"

And I thought my kids would think this was cool.

I texted Bones on Thursday morning when I finally had time, 'Hey, I spent Tuesday morning out on the flightline with the Thunderbirds."

And the reply I got back was, "Did you see any Blue Angels?"


Made me laugh. They are evidently the grand offspring of a Navy family.

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April 12, 2014


I've been away on business the last 10 days, Nellis AFB in Vegas. I'm home late tonight.

More later... but I hate Vegas. So many disturbing things. And there is a reason they say what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas and from what I witnessed it even applies to regular looking Midwestern grandparents.


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