|Posted by Whitney on December 14, 2012 at 9:45 AM||comments (2)|
It's Festivus… for the rest of us!
I remember as though it was yesterday, me, so confident that the blessing I now call Riley was going to be a girl. A girl I could dress up in pink, bows, and animal print. One that I could take shopping and we'd just have a girlie old time together.
But, alas, he was to be a boy. I panicked. What in the WORLD would I do with a boy? I was soon comforted with the fact that everyone says little boys love their ma...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Whitney on October 23, 2012 at 9:00 AM||comments (2)|
Phew! So I’ve neglected this blog entirely too much over the last few weeks. While I’m not one for excuses, I figure moving cross country might work in this situation. Not that anyone reads this blog that doesn't already know this, but after spending the last several years seeking to inspire the minds of America’s future and working as an activist on the ground in Texas, I took a giant leap and moved to Washington, D.C. at the end of September.
Y...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Whitney on July 30, 2012 at 10:35 PM||comments (3)|
"My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me." - Jim Valvano
We each have those moments - the "where were you then?" events that bind us together in the common bonds of shared history. For some, it was D-Day, John F. Kennedy's assassination, or the fall of the Berlin Wall. For me, it's the morning of September 11, 2001 and the night of July 30, 2010. You're probably wondering to yours...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Whitney on June 14, 2012 at 9:20 AM||comments (0)|
Our flag stands as a symbol of hope in crisis, of pride in success, of valor in battle, of freedom in the face of tyranny, and of comfort in grief. Wear and wave yours proudly, today and every day! This is one of my favorite poems about the flag.
RAGGED OLD FLAG - Johnny Cash
I walked through a county courthouse square,
On a park...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Whitney on May 17, 2012 at 4:50 PM||comments (0)|
Life presents us with rare opportunities in which a person, a story, has a deep impact on our lives. I am so thankful for the gift of Randy Pausch and his book The Last Lecture.
My first exposure to Randy was not long before he passed - I saw him on 20/20 and on Oprah, a vivacious man riddled with tumors and yet full of a spirit that could not be dimmed by the disease ravaging his body. His love of life, and ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Whitney on March 22, 2012 at 9:15 PM||comments (1)|
He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has." - Epictetus
Why did I select Thankful Thursday as a weekly topic for my blog? Gratitude is a gift.
My parents did an amazing job providing me with a childhood that allowed me to enjoy life but also be extremely grateful for the little things. We didn't have a lot growing up - my father was in the Air Force and we had enough to live happily as ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Whitney on March 4, 2012 at 8:15 PM||comments (0)|
This is one of the best, most sincere tributes to Andrew Bretbart that I've seen ...
|Posted by Whitney on March 4, 2012 at 11:20 AM||comments (1)|
John Edwards Asks Judge Not To Destroy Sex Tape - REALLY?!?
This guy could have been our Vice-President .... ran for President ... talk about a nightmare. Biden is bad, but at least he seems to have more going for him than Edwards. Note to the left: don't get all high and mighty with Newt for his pass issues, which he has addressed, atoned for, and overcame, when you put JOHN EDWARDS out there as a VP nominee and potential candidate AFTER Newt's personal issues were alerady deal...Read Full Post »