So cliché, but seriously, where did the summer go? I must have said this before, but September feels like the start of a new year. And September 2022 finds me ready for a new start. Isn’t that just like life, starting over and over and over again? It’s not a bad thing, but it sure … More September : Time to Restart
I turned 64 today. May 2-4, always a long weekend, and usually great weather, and a great time. But today I feel… not melancholy, not sad, but…reflective is the probably the best word. Suddenly, without my noticing, I’m in my mid-60s. Not elderly, but, let’s say, if I wasn’t already retired, I would be soon … More Another Turn Around the Sun
Today is Februrary 28, 2022. It’s been 2 years ago today that my, our, world changed. Here is an excerpt from my book “Lost Year. A Pandemic Diary 2020”, which documents my own journey through the first of these past 2 years. It’s not a long book, unlike the year. Enjoy and remember with me. … More Pandemic Anniversary 2022
“Music—soother of the teenage beast. If I had to give a one-word answer to describe the most important part of early teenage years, it would be music.” So begins this excerpt from “Camp Follower One Army Brat’s Story” by Michele Sabad. Here’s some more from my Base Teen Town years – may it bring a … More Music : CAMP FOLLOWER Excerpt
Happy Thanksgiving weekend to my fellow Canadians! Oh, it will be a real one this year, again, finally. Yes, this year, a real turkey dinner on the Sunday of the weekend, with family members invited over to partake. But that hasn’t always been the case in my over-60 years of living, and not only because … More Thanksgiving 2021. Back to Life.
If you were a military brat like me, who enjoyed part of your childhood in Germany, then this story requires no explanation. But here’s a little. My mother collected Classic comic books. This childhood memory story reminds me that kids don’t care about classics, but they do about comics. At least we did. Excerpt from … More Lost Year excerpt : Comics
I’ve just published my third book, “Lost Year. A Pandemic Diary 2020”, and like any author, I feel as proud of it as of any of them. A new ‘baby’ sibling to join the first two, “Camp Follower One Army Brat’s Story” and “First We Eat. Food, Life, and More Stories”. I’m a first-born myself, … More The Middle Child (Book)
“Those who don’t study history are destined to repeat it.” Who said that? Thanks to google, I see that some philosopher named Santayana is credited, more or less, with this version : “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” I like that, condemned. It’s more a warning than just a saying. … More Today in History. June 6.
Michele Sabad is the author of two previous memoirs, Camp Follower One Army Brat’s Story and First We Eat. Food, Life, and More Stories. Both, like this book, are filled with tales of her life as an army brat, Air Force wife, hockey mom, and retired computer consultant, living in her kids’ hometown of Aylmer, … More Lost Year. A 2021 Birthday Present.
As military children, we learned the vocabulary of our lives. Base. PMQs. CO. For many of us, these words, often acronyms only but nouns to us, were normal ways to express normal life things, like community, houses, boss. It wasn’t until we left our brat childhoods that we became more multilingual and learned when to … More Editing Fun as a Brat Author