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…Power Through

ice hockey goal GIF by NBC OlympicsIn some ways, it’s hard to believe we’re already three-quarters of the way through the way through the 2018 Olympics. In others, it’s felt like an eternity.

Over the last week and a half, there’s been a constant flurry of Olympic action. It can be hard to know where to look when everything seems to be happening at the same time.

Tonight, that decision will be a little bit easier for the U.S. and Canada as the women’s hockey teams go head to head for Olympic gold. Read the rest of this entry



Happy Presidents’ Day! Originally established to celebrate one president (George Washington), it now honors the office and all who have held it (hence the plural possessive apostrophe).

Punctuation and grammar aside, today offers the perfect opportunity to consider the wisdom of past presidents. Read the rest of this entry

…State a Case

Tonight is President Trump’s first State of the Union address. I realize that may be hard for some to hear, but whether you like it or not, it’s reality.

Will some of it make absolutely no sense? Possibly. Will some of it be outright lies? Almost certainly. Read the rest of this entry

…Fly High

Happy Flag Day, fellow crusaders! Today marks the 240th anniversary of our flag’s official adoption. That would be June 14, 1777 for those keeping score.

While the look of our flag has changed over the years with the addition of a few more stars here and there, the dream it stands for stays the same. And while it’s clear that we don’t agree on everything, our flag serves as a reminder that we all play  a part in making that dream a reality.

What is that dream? Read the rest of this entry

…Stand Tall

Statue of Liberty

This great Nation will endure as it has endured, will revive and will prosper. So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself—nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.

~President Franklin D. Roosevelt


In recent weeks, I’ve been reading a lot of the rhetoric that shaped our nation. If you’re feeling down about the current political climate I would highly recommend it. It’s a great reminder of all the leaders who have worked tirelessly to make sure our country’s core beliefs and values are not easily undone.

From George Washington’s Farewell Address (which Stephanie discussed prior to Obama’s final speech as president) to Lincoln’s second inaugural speech and FDR’s first, our nation’s leaders’ lasting words are filled with hope. Read the rest of this entry