Category Archives: Family

Happy 99th Birthday To My Dad

Today would have been my dad’s 99th birthday, had he not passed away almost 25 years ago. Here’s something I wrote a little over a decade ago about my dad on the anniversary of his passing. I was running some … Continue reading

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Birthday 2020

This year’s birthday was a bit different, and not in a bad way. Usually I’m working somewhere on the road, but this year, thanks to COVID-19, I was able to be with some family and take a short, quarantined trip … Continue reading

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Quarantined at Home

Like many across the country, our home is practicing social distancing and being quarantined at home. I thought I’d share our situation and perhaps you might share yours in the comments below. Normally I am on the road working disaster … Continue reading

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Long-Time Listener, First-Time Voter

Today marked an auspicious event in my oldest grandson’s life. This long-time listener and observer of world and American politics exercised the rights afforded him by turning 18 years of age back in June of last year and became a … Continue reading

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The Heart Knows What The Mind Does Not

The 17th century philosopher, Pascal, wrote “The heart has its reasons which reason knows nothing of.” that I have paraphrased as the heart knows what the mind does not. It’s been a nasty couple of days and my mood has reflected … Continue reading

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Father’s Day 2018

It’s been three years since I shared my Father’s Day cards, gifts, and calls here, so I thought Father’s Day 2018 was perhaps time again. First up is this awesome cap from my youngest grandchildren, Jade and Maxwell. Cindy is … Continue reading

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21st Wedding Anniversary Week – Day Seven – Farrel-McWhirter Farm Park

It’s day seven and the last day of our 21st Wedding Anniversary Week. We’re visiting Farrel-McWhirter Farm Park in Redmond, WA with Jade and Maxwell. You can click here to read about day one, here to read about day two, … Continue reading

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21st Wedding Anniversary Week – Day Five – Mt. Rainier, Washington

It’s day five of our 21st Wedding Anniversary Week where we take a trip to Mt. Rainier. You can click here to read about day one, here to read about day two, here to read about day three, and here … Continue reading

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21st Wedding Anniversary Week – Day Four – Day Trip to Ruby Beach, Washington

It’s day four of our 21st Wedding Anniversary Week where we take a day trip to Ruby Beach on the West Coast of Washington in the Pacific Northwest. You can click here to read about day one, here to read … Continue reading

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21st Wedding Anniversary Week – Day One – Seattle – Star Trek Exhibit

It’s day one of our 21st Wedding Anniversary Week where we fly to Seattle, Washington and visit the Museum of Pop Culture Star Trek exhibit before driving to Redmond, Washington to visit our children and two youngest grandchildren. Amber and … Continue reading

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