Traveling the Eastern Med: The Truth About the Islands of Venice

Posted by on Jun 29, 2010 | No Comments

During a two week cruise to the Eastern Mediterranean I had the chance to see places that I’d only read about or seen in movies. It’s an incredible experience walking in the footsteps of civilizations that were ancient before the Europeans even traveled to the Americas. Plus I learned some pretty interesting things that you […]

Disaster on the Trail

Posted by on Jun 25, 2010 | No Comments

Last year our anniversary trip had all the makings of a disaster. I had carefully planned, or thought I had, a two day bike ride from North Bend to Seattle. In the weeks prior Laurie and I even took a few long bike rides. She didn’t know at the time that those were really training rides for […]

Extracting Your Foot from Your Mouth

Posted by on Jun 21, 2010 | No Comments

As someone who is very familiar with the taste of my foot, I admire those who are clever enough to pull their own out without leaving a trace of saliva. Last Saturday I attended a memorial gathering for an Aunt who had passed away in November. I realized that I was the oldest cousin there, […]

Writing “More” Than You Know

Posted by on Jun 17, 2010 | No Comments

Amanda of MacGregor Literary recently posted a great “Write What You Know” article on their agency blog. Personally I believe you can extend “what you know” by both experience and observation. During a recent trip to the Eastern Mediterranean I had the chance to watch people in many different situations and wonder about what motivated them. On the […]

Trapped in the Air Traffic Control Tower?

Posted by on Jun 14, 2010 | No Comments

When I was an Air Force Airfield Manager in Germany the top three stories of our tower were so small that a fire in the base would have prevented the crew from using the stairs or elevator. They would have been trapped. Fortunately, the Air Force has emergency escape systems consisting of harnesses, ropes, and […]