service dogs helping veterans

I love dogs, but I had no idea the extent to which they could be trained to help humans. I read a story about a Marine who spent three tours in Iraq, and is struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). He now has a service dog, specially trained to help veterans with PTSD. Some of […]

a growing appreciation

We’re in the midst of what is often referred to as Federal Holiday season. It’s a stretch of several months wherein there are multiple federal holidays. I won’t deny I enjoy the three day weekends. At the same time, having a break from the normal routine is enough to actually cause me to pay more […]

Osprey sighting

Living in relative proximity to Quantico, we frequently see various aircraft flying over, or hear feel bombs going off on the days they’re doing their bombing (i.e., the “Noise Advisory” days). After work a few days ago a couple planes flew over the house twice, and I didn’t recognize them. That is, until I read […]