Living in the Pacific Northwest, there isn’t a lot of variation in the weather. A typical January day looks like this: Peek outside in March, and you’re liable to see this: Curious about November? Here’s what you’re going to find: Yes, it’s very often a broken record around these parts. But there is a briefContinue reading “Un-July”

Past, Meet Present

Growing up an Air Force brat, I never made lasting friendships. Which is not to say I didn’t have friends. I did…but those friendships were transitory. There’s no way to avoid that when your family packs up and moves every three years or so. You make friends, and then bam! One day there’s a movingContinue reading “Past, Meet Present”

No More Aloha Credibility

A couple of weeks ago, we had my parents over for dinner. The theme was Hawaiian, so I made kalua pork and chicken long rice, and as an added treat sliced up a fresh pineapple. Now, you’d think I’d know what I was doing, having been born in Honolulu and spending nine years of myContinue reading “No More Aloha Credibility”

Would You Like Flies With That?

In 1980, I was in the sixth grade at Hickam Elementary School in Honolulu. Hawaii, being a tropical island, is home to a lot of insects. This explains the giant electric bug zapper that hung suspended from the ceiling of the cafeteria, I suppose. But not really. I mean, how disgusting is that? I recallContinue reading “Would You Like Flies With That?”

MarkIn Time – Chapter 2: One Big Pig

A/K/A The second installment in my life story.  Chapter Two: One Big Pig What is your earliest childhood memory? I have already mentioned sitting on my grandfather’s lap sharing a thermos of cream of mushroom soup for lunch in the house he built for us in New Jersey. That would have been in 1972 orContinue reading “MarkIn Time – Chapter 2: One Big Pig”

MarkIn Time – Chapter 1: Pink and Blue

One of my favorite bloggers is writing a memoir. Her name is Kathryn, and if you haven’t checked out her blog, I urge you to do so. Reinventing The Event Horizon is chock full of amazing tales. Kathy’s childhood was, to put it mildly, not your typical Leave It To Beaver type of upbringing. HerContinue reading “MarkIn Time – Chapter 1: Pink and Blue”