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Fortress_Book_ImageHi, and thanks so much for stopping by!  We’re excited to announce that Debbie’s latest book has just been released!  It’s called From Fortress to Freedom. Please take a moment to preview the book here with our compliments.

Debbie’s previous book, co-written with Lisa Browne Joiner, is The Mom’s Guide to Surviving West Point.  You’ll find more info here on the site, plus links to buy her books on Amazon.com.

Read, enjoy, and subscribe to Debbie’s blog, Living Free, and book Debbie to speak to your group or organization.  It’s all here.


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Summoned to Be

In January of 2011 I began writing, under pressing inspiration, early every morning, for months. When the inspiration stopped, the writing stopped, because I don't have the heart to fight to write. If it flows, I love it; if it isn't flowing, it's just awful and pedantic and clunky and I throw it away. I haven't found the flow much since 2011. I've tried to live the lessons I learned ...
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Remember to Vote

It's Super Tuesday and I'm part of the apparently super electorate. I'm reminding myself to vote. Vote. Don't forget to vote. I've honestly been trying NOT to think about voting this year because there's not a single viable candidate I'm comfortable supporting, not in any party. Still, I don't want to "waste my vote" - it is a privilege to live in a nation with a choice. I know I'm ...
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THE LATEST FROM THE “LIVING FREE” BLOG

Broken Legs

I walk on broken legs. It's a start of a poem, perhaps. But I don't have those words yet. When I first wrote the sentence, it was early in the morning; I woke with the words in my mouth. I had unclear images - the pain of walking on an unsupported broken bone (which I know from experience) - the thought of having a cast that is taken off too ...
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Summoned to Be

In January of 2011 I began writing, under pressing inspiration, early every morning, for months. When the inspiration stopped, the writing stopped, because I don't have the heart to fight to write. If it flows, I love it; if it isn't flowing, it's just awful and pedantic and clunky and I throw it away. I haven't found the flow much since 2011. I've tried to live the lessons I learned ...
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No More War?

As Memorial Day approached, there were reminders of the difference between this and Veteran's Day. My heart doesn't need reminding. I have enough memories to keep things in focus. I grew up in an Air Force family, and my son spent time in the Army, and many of his friends are still on my prayer list as they continue to serve. Memorial Day is for honoring those we've lost. As ...
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