Speech: Life is a Race

Prologue In May 2018, I was walking in the conference room section of the Peninsula Workforce Development Center (PWDC), at Thomas Nelson Community College.  I was waved down by Dr. Val Livingston, who was the program director for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance...

Speech: The Departure… For Those Who Deploy

Prologue I had the opportunity to read the poem “The Departure…For Those Who Deploy” at a Women’s Veterans Conference, sponsored by the Virginia Employment Commission, in Hampton Virginia on Nov. 8, 2018. It was the first time it had been read publicly.  I had...