An Anniversary of Sorts

Shawn and Marjorie Brimley wedding photo

Shawn and I were married when I was 25 and he had just turned 27.  Back home in small-town Oregon, many of my friends were already married by 25.  But my friends outside of my hometown were somewhat scandalized.  At some point during our engagement, I overheard one friend ask another, “how long have they […]

CNAS Tribute to Shawn

A portrait of Shawn Brimley for CNAS

Below is the speech I gave on Thursday, June 21st in honor of Shawn.  The CNAS Next Gen Program will now be called the Shawn Brimley Next Generation National Security Leaders Program. Thank you all for having me here, and congratulations to the Next Gen Class of 2018. I am Marjorie Brimley, Shawn Brimley’s wife.  […]

Father’s Day

Shawn and Tommy Brimley on river

My anxiety around Father’s Day this year was out of control.  I guess that’s to be expected, but I had a hard time focusing on the last few days of school because I was obsessed with what would happen on Sunday.  It’s not like Father’s Day was this huge event in our house in previous […]