From an experience standpoint, this past week was absolutely wonderful. On Tuesday, I was given the opportunity to be the introductory speaker for the seventh-grade class STEM project at Briar Middle School.
Almost by definition, beef stew isn't a weeknight-friendly dish. That's mostly a matter of the meat. Stew meat generally is tough and requires a long simmer to become tender. But who has time for a long simmer at the end of a long day at work?
The link between U.S. military service and running for office is as old as the republic itself. It started with George Washington, who famously wrote that, ‘‘When we assumed the Soldier, we did not lay aside the Citizen.’’