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What This Blog Is About

As a “professional newcomer,” I have a certain perspective. As the wife of a career military husband, we’ve lived in Colorado, Maryland, Nebraska, England, North Carolina and Texas. In each place, I’ve tried to engage. To really connect and contribute, not only to life on the base but to the life of the surrounding community. … Continue reading

Meet Tim James – Ex-Facilities Manager Extraordinaire at Dyess Medical Clinic

Tim James started at the bottom. Literally beginning in the basement mechanical room of the three-story Dyess Medical Center building, he masterminded renovating, painting, adding décor and utterly transforming the entire facility over a period of five years. Tim didn’t miss a spot. This transformational feat was the crowning achievement of his civilian Air Force … Continue reading

Meet Elaine Yielding – China Painting Artist

China painters apply designs stroke by stroke onto the slick surface of china using thin ‘washes’ or layers of paint, mixed with finely ground glass called flux. Participants say they enjoy the artistic outlet and stress-relieving benefits of the process. Studies show the benefits of making art include reduction in stress and anxiety, increase in … Continue reading

City University – {Earth, Water, Air}

We began in the Municipal Court this time — I’ve learned that “municipal” means “city.” (I think.) If you’ve had a ticket for speeding, or not using a seatbelt, etc. – then this is where that is taken care of. They also handle the warrant round-up and Teen Court. The “ticket” is entitled a “Uniform … Continue reading