The Story Behind the Song: Yankee Doodle

The Story Behind the Song: Yankee Doodle

When we were kids, one of the things we had to learn is that many people are different from us – and that we are different from other people.  We all look different, dress different, talk different, think different, you name it.  Sometimes, those differences can be...
2022 Father’s Day Letter

2022 Father’s Day Letter

Back in March, a train from Ukraine arrived in Poland. Inside were dozens of tired, hungry children fleeing the war.  I have no idea what the kids expected to see when they arrived at the station, but the sight that greeted them was certainly not it. Standing there,...
Thanksgiving Letter

Thanksgiving Letter

Pop quiz: What do Thanksgiving and Mary Had a Little Lamb have in common? Answer: They were both created by the same person!   Okay, so maybe Sarah Josepha Hale – author of the beloved nursery rhyme – didn’t create Thanksgiving, but she can definitely take credit...
Happy Veterans Day!

Happy Veterans Day!

As you know, Veterans Day is a chance to honor those who have served our country. Of course, we always hope that when soldiers return home from defending our country, they are rewarded for their heroism. Sometimes, it may be in the form of a ticker tape parade....
Happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day!

Every Fourth of July, we all spend the day reflecting on how fortunate we are to live in this great nation. I’m so grateful to be an American! And while I certainly have thoughts about what makes our country “the land of the brave and the home of the free,” I thought...