In the next few days, I’ll be posting Part XIV of our story of how we moved from the Chicago area to a small island off the Carolina coast. Due in part to unanticipated “challenges” that severely impacted my time, it’s been two years since I last posted a part of this story. When the […]
This Valentine’s Day, our family is feeling all the loves that a family can feel while engaged in high fevers, sore throats, and hacking coughs. Sadly, there is little romance (or chocolate or fine wine) to speak of in these here parts today. So instead, I’ll leave you with a picture of what Baby-Girl thought, […]
You’ve probably heard a version of the story of Captain James Lawrence, the American naval officer who, during a battle in the War of 1812, reportedly told his men “Don’t give up the ship!” as he lay dying of his wounds. In my opinion, this seems part glorious and part stupid, with the size of […]
Here’s the inspirational part of this post that could show up on a motivational poster: Sometimes, you just have to get out there. So when the water’s a bit too cold for your tastes, you just find another way. And here’s the reality part that won’t show up on any posters (except maybe the ones […]
I sometimes think my vision of the sea is the clearest thing I own. Sylvia Plath For other thoughts on the sea, see #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8, #9, #10, #11, #12, #13, #14, #15, #16, #17, and #18.