This was a week that showcased the brilliant and honorable Foreign Service officers that represent us around the globe.
My brain rushes through all the things I think I must do today, or tomorrow, or should have done yesterday: paying bills; cleaning house; making, changing, and keeping appointments. I've already done a mile walk and 20 minutes of squats, planks, and leg lifts. My daily crossword and cryptogram are complete. It's too early to…
When a shell of a dog is given a chance to live abundantly, he flowers. As does his proud new mama.
My father's career was spent in upholding the structures that define our democracy -- checks and balances, open elections, a free press. I believe these structures will continue to protect my country.
I give "community" as one big reason for my survival and recovery from a serious illness in Amsterdam earlier this year. I lay in a single bed for three months but rarely felt alone.
Now, it's personal. When this immoral president makes scathing remarks about moral career government employees, he's aiming at my home turf. I was a state government civil servant for nearly 30 years before retiring to Florida. My BA in Urban Affairs and Masters in Public Administration qualified me to enter the ranks of the Budget…
I'm happy to be following a fellow blogger who is a Foreign Service Officer. She connected with me yesterday to say that she got her government start at the Voice of America, after serving in the Peace Corps in Macedonia. She's been posted to our embassies and consular offices in Uzbekistan and Australia, and she…
"to inform, engage, and connect people around the world in support of freedom and democracy." Sounds like Dad's whole career.
Physical independence has expanded my world: from a single bed, to a hospital hallway, to Oosterpark, to Florida my home and neighborhood. Yesterday, my husband and I ventured further than we've been since our return, and, as always, we are the better for this little taste of travel.
Two months ago today, my husband, Ray, and I flew home to Florida from Amsterdam, where I'd become critical ill during a vacation.