#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

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Veteran’s Day

I’ve been wanting to write this entry all day, but, as sometimes happens, my internet service was out of commission.  Thanks to Chris, the weekend wrangler, pet-sitter and computer wiz, here we go.

These past few days, I’ve seen veterans around town, selling the familiar red poppies.  Many of them are my dad’s age, part of the Greatest Generation–you know, the one that saved the world?  It touches me to see these people, still serving, still proud, even after all these years.  These are the folks who helped to liberate Europe, who landed on Iwo Jima and other Pacific islands,

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A day to remember….

I’m in a thoughtful mood today, remembering those who died in the attacks of September 11, 2001 and those who mourn them.  The victims, of course, passengers and crew on those four airplanes, the men and women who perished in the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, but also the brave souls who did whatever they could to make an impossibly bad situation just a little better–like those aboard Flight 93, who physically overcame the terrorists, knowing they would still forfeit their own lives, to save others.  Most likely, they saved the White House, too.

“Let’s roll!”  These, my friends,

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The term “keep your ear to the ground” comes from literally putting an ear to the ground to listen for hoof beats.

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