homeWhen I joined Custer I donned the uniform of a soldier. It was a bit awkward at first but I soon got to be perfectly at home in men’s clothes. Calamity Jane Previous Post There are no college courses to build up self-esteem or high school or elementary school. If you don't get those values at a early age, nurtured in your home, you don't get them. Next Post We talk a lot in our home together about where we're going, what I'm doing. I think it’s easiest to teach by example. My dad didn’t tell us to work hard we just saw how hard he worked. I know I have shortcomings – like a short fuse – but I’ve learned you can’t come home from a long day of work and snap at the kids. Imagine if you had baseball cards that showed all the performance stats for your people: batting averages, home runs, errors, ERAs, win/loss records. You could see what they did well and poorly and call on the right people to play the right positions in a very transparent way. We talk a lot in our home together about where we’re going, what I’m doing. At home I’ve got a very puerile, juvenile sense of humour. To the former child migrants, who came to Australia from a home far away, led to believe this land would be a new beginning, when only to find it was not a beginning, but an end, an end of innocence – we apologise and we are sorry. To the mothers who lost the maternal right to love and care for their child – we apologise, and we are sorry. My father was always depressed. When he was home and sober, he was mostly in his room. Part of the reason I sort of shot out like a cannon out of Michigan and left home at such an early age is because I had to feel independent. I know this sounds generic, but I’m so happy to be home with my husband, my family, and my dog. Turn up the lights. I don’t want to go home in the dark.