Lone Survivor: A Gold Star Daughter Interviews a Gold Star Mom

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  Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Danny Dietz Jr. was one of the nineteen men killed in action on June 28, 2005 when Operation Red Wings went terribly awry. Here’s how Marcus Luttrell describes what happened with SEAL team member Dietz in the memoir,┬áLone Survivor: Jammed between rocks, we kept firing, but Danny was in all [Read More...]

I talk to cabbies

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I talk to the cabbies. Where are you from? They answer: Ethiopia, Sudan, Libya, Jamaica, Mississippi. What brought you to DC? A better life. Then they tell me about the people they knew before they came to D.C.. The sisters, the cousins, the aunties, the brothers. They speak about how they miss their mamas and [Read More...]

Denying Ourselves

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  After my mother was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer in August, someone told Mama that God was trying to get her attention and that cancer was the two-by-four God used to do that. I could never trust a God who carries a two-by-four for the sole purpose of whacking people who ignore him, [Read More...]


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