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Literary Minute – Wink Poppy Midnight

I’d never get the sound of her screams out of my head, or my heart. Is this what it meant to be the hero? – Midnight Wink Poppy Midnight by April Genevieve Tucholke was such an enthralling, lyrical read. I haven’t read a young contemporary novel that sucked me in so effectively in quite a […]

Literary Minute – The Simplicity of Cider

Happiness is always worth remembering, even when it was temporary. From chapter one I was swept into the magic of apple orchards, sunshine and quiet contentment. Sanna Lund, a focused fifth-generation orchardist, along with her father worked hard to ensure the success of their family legacy. Everything was going well for Sanna when in comes […]

Marines: Tootsie Rolls

“You heard me. We need Tootsie Rolls dropped ASAP!” – Radio Operator requesting supplies Late 1950, surrounded by approximately 200,000 Chinese and North Korean troops in the Chosin Reservoir, North Korea, approximately 10,000 Marines from the 1st Marine Division were in imminent danger and unable to move out of an untenable position. With temperatures dropping […]

MWR Star – Miranda Sikes

MWR Star is an initiative to recognize exemplary employees in MWR. People who go above and beyond to assist MWR customers and their co-workers. One individual is chosen monthly to be featured as our star, spotlighting details about themselves and their position within MWR. 1. How long have you worked for MWR? I started volunteering […]

Literary Minute – A Blade So Black

“Mixing elements of Alice in Wonderland and Buffy the Vampire Slayer… a delectable urban twist on beloved fantasy tales.” —Entertainment Weekly “This really is Lewis Carroll by way of Buffy, and it makes for a fun, gritty urban fantasy.” —NPR “A brash, refreshing, vitally diverse retelling of a classic… You need this book.” —Tor.com   […]

Air Forces Cyber

“True cyber security is preparing for what’s next, not what was last.” – Neil Rerup   Located at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, 24th Air Force (Air Forces Cyber) is the Air Force’s cyberspace warfare operations. They establish, operate, maintain and defend the Air Force networks for their military forces worldwide. Along with their brethren […]

Craft Corner: Citronella Candles

Nothing says sweet summer time than mosquitos! Instead of purchasing citronella candles to keep the pesky bugs away, create your own using ceramic bowls to add some flair to your outdoor living space.   Materials: Soy Wax Microwave-safe bowl Yellow liquid candle dye Citronella oil Wick and wick clip Pliers Scissors Craft stick Ceramic bowl […]

Literary Minute – Everything, Everything

“I read once that, on average, we replace the majority of our cells every seven years. Even more amazing: we change the upper layers of our skin every two weeks. If all the cells in our body did this, we’d be immortal. But some of our cells, like the ones in our brains, don’t renew. […]

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