Birthday Storms

At the end of August, hurricane Irene showed up for Ric’s birthday. At first we were unimpressed. Then the rain really started. It’s hard to photograph rain, but do you see the sheets running off the side of that house? This was very early in the storm. We stopped trying to photograph the rain when … More Birthday Storms

As We Remember through Tears from Sea to Shining Sea

America the Beautiful O beautiful for spacious skies, For amber waves of grain, For purple mountain majesties Above the fruited plain! America! America! God shed His grace on thee, And crown thy good with brotherhood From sea to shining sea! O beautiful for pilgrim feet, Whose stern impassion’d stress A thoroughfare for freedom beat Across … More As We Remember through Tears from Sea to Shining Sea

Pullman to West Point 2011 (Part 2) – 8 Kids, 2 Dogs…

The next chapter of the moving adventure takes place at my brother’s house in Virginia and today happens to be his birthday, so I’ll set the stage by telling you a little bit about him. He is a very gifted Senior Submarine Radio Chief, which means that he can execute and troubleshoot communications from beneath … More Pullman to West Point 2011 (Part 2) – 8 Kids, 2 Dogs…