The last weekend in July/first week in August my wife and I finally took a long overdue vacation. With me still working full time, most of my vacation days each … Continue Reading Finally, a Vacation!
I am really surprised at myself for not thinking of writing on this topic before now. Particularly considering that, with my mother who loved to cook and loved to eat … Continue Reading My Favorite Foods
I have always been enamored with glass artwork. I don’t know why; maybe it’s the intense colors or unique shapes they often have. Whenever I am at an art museum … Continue Reading I Love Glass!
In 2015, I chronicled all the towns I had lived in during my lifetime as well as shared some of the more significant firsts that I experienced in each of … Continue Reading Moving
In addition to my dad’s sermons that I brought home from my sister’s house last year, another item was a box of my mom’s old photo albums. My first task … Continue Reading Mom’s Photo Albums
Now that my retirement date is less than two months away, I have really been thinking a lot about what it is going to be like to be retired. I … Continue Reading What’s It Really Going to be Like to Retire?
As long as I can remember, I have always loved car magazines. Of course this should not come as a surprise for someone like me who loves cars. At one … Continue Reading Old Car Magazines
After reading this book, you could say I put another “notch” in the proverbial workbench of my building book series (just search the key words “Building Books” for several other … Continue Reading Building Books – The Great Bridge
Today marks the fifth anniversary of us purchasing our midtown condo. I took this photo of my wife at the coffee shop where I met her just a few minutes … Continue Reading Our Condo – 5th Anniversary
In 2013, I wrote a blog post about exploring the artist in me—an artistic challenge that was inspired by my admiration for a painting that hung on the wall where … Continue Reading Painting at Work
Having been to Amsterdam 29 times over more than a 20 year period, it seemed appropriate to explore beyond the quaint and serene canals of Amsterdam. Typically before I teach … Continue Reading Amsterdam and Beyond
There must be a word to describe someone who has traveled to a city so many times, that they know it almost as well as the town in which they … Continue Reading Amsterdam – Not a Visitor or a Resident
Several years ago, I wrote about my love for all things small—specifically miniature models. In that 3-part series, I delved into all the different types of models I had built … Continue Reading Doll Houses Revisited
I started to entitle this blog post “I’m a Humble Man.” But then it seemed that making that statement wouldn’t be consistent with being humble but rather boastful. So I … Continue Reading Being Humble
On my springtime trip to the West coast, not only did I get to visit with my daughter, son-in-law and grandson in Seattle, but I also flew down to San … Continue Reading Two Days in San Francisco
On my recent “Granddaddy” trip to Seattle in the spring of 2017, I got a chance to visit a museum I had wanted to explore previously. In August 2013, my … Continue Reading Museum of Flight