No Longer Home

| This is the 145th story of Our Life Logs | Though I had grown up in a home filled with violence and threats, I still believed that people in general were more good than bad, and most governments were honest and progressive. I was very wrong. I wasn’t prepared for the mayhem that ensued when I tried to come home from the Middle East. I … Continue reading No Longer Home

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The Will to Survive

| This is the 138th story of Our Life Logs | I was born in 1913 on the island of Hainan, China. I was the eldest child in my family. We went on a long sea voyage to Malaya, a then-British colony in Southeast Asia. My parents settled in a small community near the sea called Kuantan. I grew up there, helping my mother care … Continue reading The Will to Survive

Where There Is Happiness

| This is the 132nd story of Our Life Logs | When I close my eyes, I can still see the two sunlit rivers and the wide mountain meadows surrounding our house. I was born on a cold February day in 1951 in a tiny cottage of Ptchelinovo, Bulgaria. Growing up, all my family lived in a two-story house. My immediate family inhabited the first story, … Continue reading Where There Is Happiness

My Oma Was a Nazi

| This story was shared with Our Life Logs by Evelyn McCord | With politics dividing this country, and “Nazi” being used on both sides of the divide, I often wonder how people can come back together.  Sometimes, looking to the past, to my past, I can find hope for the future.  You see, my grandmother was a Nazi.  Her best friend was a Jew.  … Continue reading My Oma Was a Nazi

Fighting for a Purpose

| This is the 116th story of Our Life Logs | I survived 16 years of military life through premonition, an instinctive survival gift that enabled me to make life saving decisions for my team and myself. Unfortunately, it never forewarned me of my future outside of the military. I was born to a disciplinarian couple in 1972 in North Kakamega, Kenya. My father was … Continue reading Fighting for a Purpose