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Teaching the Meaning of Veteran’s Day

veteransdayTeaching The Meaning of Veteran’s Day 

Explaining Veteran’s Day to young children can be a little tricky. I guess I insulate my kids from much of the tragedies in everyday life, i.e., I don’t let them watch the news, can you dig it?  I think my explanation was something like, “well, those who serve in the military, like your Uncle Mike, protect our country and ensure our freedom.”

eagleflag2But that’s a bit weak, don’t you think? They know there are bad people in the world…our adopted puppy who was abused and mutilated is a lesson on that front. But the concept of war and true sacrifice to those that served is outside their understanding. So, beyond a one or two sentence explanation of Veteran’s Day, one of my wife’s travel writers offers some ways to teach kids remembrance through travel, and at home. I like this story because it’s respectful and helpful…check it out:  Teach Kids the Meaning of Veterans Day and Remembrance through Travel and at Home

My Market Watch:  Pricing Worse – Bonds Flat to Up.  Despite a flat 30-year bond price this morning Interbank’s pricing dropped 2 day’s in a row. I haven’t done a price comparison yet but this is not that surprising to me. Interbank tends to be conservative when the market has large fluctuations. Simply put, we back off our normal aggressive strategy for a few days.


MOVEMBER.  Last year I grew a gnarly mustache. It was so thick you could barely see my face at all. I’m 46 and my Dad had, and beat, prostate cancer. This is why I don’t shave to support Movember…a charity for research aimed at men’s Cancer afflictions. If you’d like to join my team, click here. If you’d like to donate, even $5, click here. Thanks.  All you have to do is not shave!  

Movember is a fundraiser for research in battling male Cancer afflictions.


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