Parent Pleasures-Cartoons

I’ve always loved animated movies and shows. Disney has my attention as much now as when I was a kid. I’ll never forget dragging my husband to an animated movie (not Disney, pretty sure it was Despicable Me) when I was already a commissioned officer in the Marine Corps. I loved it. He loved. Booyah!Continue reading “Parent Pleasures-Cartoons”

Week 1 in the Books

I can’t fully describe how awesome this past week has been. Aside from a few (thankfully small) panic attacks and the normal anxiety, my first week at Cornell was pretty stellar. I’ve really enjoyed meeting the faculty and my classmates. The beauty of the campus and knowing the sheer volume of world-class research/development that goesContinue reading “Week 1 in the Books”

Day One in the Ivy League

Today was my official first day as a Cornell student! Going to an Ivy League university for graduate school as a 33 year old is considerably different than my venture to the tiny Christian Brothers University for undergrad as a measly 16 year old. Dog actually ate my shoes for the day so had toContinue reading “Day One in the Ivy League”

Reuniting

What must you feelTo take yourself awayFrom the world you are inDo you feel too muchOr nothing at allMaybe you are already goneEven when we still see youSo your leaving is just reunitingYour body with your soulYou leave us to find ourselvesGroping for answersFor strengthFor youIf we are lucky We can keep ourselfShattered but inContinue reading “Reuniting”

Sunrise on Upstate NY

The beauty of the Finger Lakes area rivals any other place we’ve been in the United States—sans maybe Telluride, Colorado. I still miss Okinawa on a regular basis. I have dreams about visiting at least once a week. One thing I liked in Oki is that I didn’t much mind driving for a while toContinue reading “Sunrise on Upstate NY”