Hello, How Are You?

I think it’s time to start blogging again. But this time, it won’t be such a production. Just a little bit of a diary, maybe a photo. Memories of what happened, something someone said to me, chance encounters. And no more time spent editing, which is why, I think, I stopped in the first place. […]

A Few More Good Men

 The light at the end of the tunnel.  Today we were given our duty station wish list. It’s been a wild ride so far. I’ve accomplished so many things I didn’t know I could do, but it’s not over yet. There’s no other place I’d rather be than overcoming every challenge thrown at me with these fine […]

잘가 다음에 봐 — Jal-gah, Megan, Dam-ae-bwa

We took Megan to the airport this morning, told her we loved her, and sent her off to Korea on her adventure. There were tears, Grandma (David’s mom) and Grandpa (my dad) came with us, and seeing Grandpa give Megan such a huge hug, seeing the tears in his eyes, still makes me cry. I […]

Cozy Up to Murder

I just finished reading a murder mystery, specifically, a “cozy” mystery. Cozy mysteries are murder lite, and sometimes humorous. An irritating neighbor or relative, a person that nobody will miss, found dead in an unusual way, such as stabbed with chopsticks. The main character bungles around asking questions since the police are too busy to […]

Silver and Gold

Most mornings when my brain begins to function without fuzz, I go through a mental list of things that need to be done that day. Almost always they are normal, mundane, easily forgotten things that are nothing to write home about. And then there are the days, every now and then, that you will remember […]

Tiny Bubbles

I’m glad I was working at the circulation desk this afternoon when Russell came in. Russell is a gentle grandpa who has read every fiction book about naval warfare that we have, from Patrick O’Brian to C. S. Forester. We ordered books from other libraries for him. He made an occasional foray into Bernard Cornwell, […]

Flight of the Fledglings

I’ve been having a great time these past few days watching a mother sparrow teaching her fledglings about free food at our bird feeder. In this rather fuzzy photo, the mother is in the front. She’ll take a seed out of the sock feeder and put it in the youngster’s mouth. Since she is still […]

The Good, The Bad, and the Inevitable

Three pretty cool things happened today and they have not a thing to do with each other. Number one thing – today is my dad’s birthday. He is now 86 years young. He still lives in the house he built with Mom twenty years ago, with a big yard that he mows, birdfeeders that he […]