Dawn of a New Birthday

Birthday Dawn

    The dawn of this day began with a flight west. Headed home. Home used to be the place where my mother lived, but that was decades ago. Before she up and moved off West. She was trying to stay a step ahead of grief. She thought if she could walk faster, move quicker, [Read More...]

Mandela: Change an impending fate

Clinton pays Nelson Mandela a surprise birthday visit

  Today is Nelson Mandela’s birthday. The 94-year-old is celebrating with family but all around Africa, and indeed, places beyond, people are celebrating the man who has modeled reconciliation. My friend Captain David Moses told me that it was Mandela’s life-story that moved him beyond the anger he harbored from being tortured as a young [Read More...]

Happy Birthday Hero Mama

No. That is not her birthday cake. That's Konnie's wedding cake but hey, it looks like it could be her birthday cake!

Editor’s note: Today is Mama’s birthday. I thought I’d take this opportunity to share with you one of my favorite stories about her from my memoir After the Flag has been Folded. The book was re-titled when it was put in paperback. In its hardback form the book is called HERO MAMA, which pretty much [Read More...]


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