Tag Archives: Fort Ord CA

THERE’S NO PLACE IN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FOR MENTAL ILLNESS

Mental Health/Journal Notes/Slice of Life by:  Sheri de Grom Notes From My Journal – Monterey, California Late 1990s My office on Fort Ord was quieter than usual: no laughter, chatter or copy machines running. Usually the investigators bantered with each … Continue reading

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ONE IS A LONELY NUMBER

One Is A Lonely Number The Fourth House By – Sheri de Grom As I struggled to maintain my own sanity while working a demanding job and being Tom’s sole caregiver during the years we lived in Washington, DC, my … Continue reading

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MENTAL HEALTH CARE – WHO NEEDS IT? – PART 3 of 3

Mental Health Care – Who Needs It? – Part 3 of 3 The Fourth House By – Sheri de Grom Tom’s hospital admission lingered into the Christmas holidays and I was devastated. Christmas had always been my favorite season. In … Continue reading

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A NIGHT TO REMEMBER – THE VIETNAM MEMORIAL

A Night to Remember – The Vietnam Wall Slice Of Life By – Sheri de Grom I did not want to travel to Washington, DC. Nor did I want to contemplate the endless possibilities for career advancement about which everyone … Continue reading

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THE EMPTY OFFICE

The Empty Office                                                Slice Of Life By Sheri de Grom Three decades ago I hired into the … Continue reading

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WONDERFUL TEAM MEMBER READERSHIP AWARD

Wonderful Team Member Readership Award Awards By: Sheri de Grom I hadn’t heard of the ‘Wonderful Team Member Readership Award’ until it was presented to me by Jodi. Jodi and I haven’t been following each other long and more or … Continue reading

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The Vietnam War Ended April 30, 1975

The Vietnam War Ended April 30, 1975 We’re Still Paying – Author’s Opinion   By Sheri de Grom The Vietnam War ended April 30, 1975, yet the generation that sacrificed the most lives in this conflict continues to pay. Our … Continue reading

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Three Men In A Car – Washington, DC

Three Men In A Car – Washington, DC Metro and Slug Etiquette – Slice of Life   By – Sheri de Grom Slugs: slimy fat, blown-up wormy-looking things I kill in my flower garden. Isn’t that what they are? I … Continue reading

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Fifty-Five Years of Memories Stolen

Traumatic Brain Injuries – Part 3 of 5 In The Name of Modern Medicine Fifteen years before my husband, Tom, lost his entire memory, we’d had a perfect wedding. It was the spring of 1986. We were wed in the … Continue reading

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The Sounds Of Silence #2

The Sounds of Silence,  #2 U.S. Defense Plan    by Sheri de Grom The Pentagon sees it as a hopeful sign that it now has allies in Washington, but what about the rest of us? Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta … Continue reading

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