I know, I know it’s June but Christmas is my favorite season and always thinking of things to do and buy for the kids prior to the holiday season! One of my favorite Christmas traditions, besides lots and lots of homemade cookies, is Christmas movies! It’s a Wonderful Life is a timeless classic, watched by hundreds […]

What is everyone’s guilty pleasure day time t.v. show? I know that while I was growing up there was slim pickings on t.v. if I was home sick, unless it was a judge show, daytime soaps……….. but I know I could always rely on the price is right!! I would still love to be a contestant […]

The four-time Emmy winner Dennis Franz — Detective Andy Sipowicz in NYPD Blue — enlisted in the U.S. Army after college! Dennis Franz, grew up in Illinois, the son of German immigrants Eleanor and Franz. He began acting as young as high school age when he participated in his high school’s version of “The Crucible.” Dennis Franz […]

Today we salute…. SEN. DANIEL K. INOUYE!!! First Japanese-American and only second recipient to receive both the Medal of Freedom and the Medal of Honor!! Daniel Inouye is also the first Japanese-American to serve in Congress! Inouye was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, Sept. 7, 1924. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Hawaii, […]

Today we salute…. REP. TULSI GABBARD!! Tulsi Gabbard was born in Leloaloa, American Samoa, in 1981. The fourth of five children, at the age of two, Gabbard and her family settled in Hawaii. As a teenager, she co-founded the Healthy Hawai’i Coalition, a non-profit, educational organization, made up of concerned citizens from across the state […]

This Military Monday we salute the FIRST Chinese-American general office in the United States Army!! MAJ. GEN. JOHN LIU FUGH!!   Maj. Gen. Fugh, from Beijing, China left for the U.S. with his family in 1949 after the Communist takeover. In 1984, Fugh was promoted to the rank of brigadier general, and became the assistant […]

Talk about incredible women!!! This next soldier we are going to talk about for Military Monday, is nothing short of EXTRAORDINARY!!! REP Tammy Duckworth is the FIRST Asian-American WOMAN soldier elected to congress in Illinois!! Duckworth is also one of the first two female combat veterans AND the first disabled woman to be elected to the […]

Did you know that the month of May is known as Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month??! In honor of this, your Military Monday blogs this month are going to be just that! Recognizing exceptional military members that are of Asian or Pacific Islander decent! This week, we recognize Brigadier General Viet Xuan Luong! In August 8 of […]

“I found weightlessness to be extremely pleasant.” – John Glenn   February 20, 1962 American Astronaut John Glenn blasted off into space and circled the earth three times!! He became an overnight hero for his incredible bravery. What many may not know, is that John Glenn was a U.S. Military Veteran before he was an […]

The movie, American Sniper, was one of the highest grossed films of 2015, raking in over $337 with thousands and thousands of viewers! Directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Bradley Cooper as Kyle, the film garnered six Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture and Best Actor! While the movie was fantastic, do you know the man behind […]