August 7, 2022

Transitions

I know I promised you the first glimpse of Greece, but life has interceded and for no other reason than to get this off my chest, we’re going to diverge from the core theme a bit. My relationship with my mother and father has been tenuous at best for all my life. My parents came together as the result of a child conceived out of wedlock . At the time, 1957, the thing to do when this happened was to get married. In those days that was the result. That child was me, and my creation was the beginning of 36 years of unhappy marriage for my parents. In many…

June 19, 2022

Happy Father’s Day!

We’re going to take a brief respite from the photos from Chris’ Excellent European Vacation to have a shout out to all the Fathers out there. Happy Father’s Day to all out there! I know this is a sort of made up holiday, not unlike Valentine’s Day, created to market something or another, but Father’s Day has a special place in my heart. Being a Father has been one of the most rewarding, and exasperating things in my life sometimes at the same time. As my children are now grown and have significant others, the exasperation part of fatherhood is long since in the past, thank goodness. I have the…

May 8, 2022

Happy Mother’s Day

Good morning to all and Happy Mother’s day to the wonderful mothers out there. The mothers in our society don’t get the gratitude we should all be paying for their tireless efforts in leading the transition from birth to adulthood. It’s a difficult, herculean task, yet they handle it with aplomb and grace, mostly…. 🙂 Typically there would be a plethora of happy mother’s day photo’s to accompany this post…. Typically…. If I had any….. H’mmm, major fail there dude. MAJOR FAIL….. 🙁 This is rather embarrassing. The image catalog has photos of virtually EVERY event in our lives, except Mother Day. Wow, Simply wow. So, today I’ll make a…

April 10, 2022

Chris’ Excellent European Adventure

On March 12, I was fly out of Washington Dulles airport (IAD) headed for London Heathrow (LHR) the next day. I was traveling to attend Oceanology, which I had done every other year since 2010. Except for 2020. We all knew what happened then…. This part of the trip was a company sponsored professional development plan. Oceanology is the leading conference in underwater technology, and I’ve been in the underwater business for virtually my entire professional career. It’s a good conference with the latest and greatest ongoings in the industry. As part of this “boondoggle”, I decided that while I was in the “neighborhood”, I would travel to Greece and…

February 13, 2022

Busy, busy

This will be a short post today as the weekend has already been chock a block with activity, and isn’t over. First of all, a shout out goes to Tim and Terry, who came a couple of weeks ago for a nice supper of Chicken Cacciatore to bring us some mail for Stefani and Jourdan. We had a lovely time guys. Really. It’s so nice being able to chit chat with people of your own age group. Let’s do this again very soon! Anyway, the reason they brought us the mail was I was planning on driving to Greensboro the following week, and was going to take the Mazda, which…