It was with great anticipation that I received Christine Rogers’ latest book, The Lost Saint. Her previous works were wonderful and I was not disappointed with this one. The story is set during the Siege of Rhodes in 1522 and told from the point of view of an eleven year-old boy, Marko. His own journey … Continue reading Book Review: The Lost Saint
Excerpt from a post in 2008: Almost 9 years ago, I was awakened by the sound of my husband pounding up the stairs, two at a time, shouting to turn on the television. I groggily got up and followed him to the TV. Screaming, smoke, confusion...I didn't know what I was looking at. Father was on … Continue reading 18 years, Remembering
As some of you know, I have a Twitter account for meteorological interests. I eschew all arguments, politics, etc. which means I follow a handful of National Weather Service accounts, some meteorologists, and other similar accounts. Nothing is immune from controversy so on rare occasions I bump into tweets about “chemtrails”, the name some people … Continue reading Chemtrails, Conspiracies, and the Garden of Eden
Tonight I'm staying with my aunt. She's asleep so I'm taking the opportunity to post some photos. Earlier today I drove around through some significant hills to find Poinsett Bridge. It was built in 1820 and is possibly the oldest bridge in the southeast. Better yet, it has a Gothic arch. I nearly froze taking … Continue reading Cold wanderings
The National Naval Aviation Museum at the Pensacola Naval Air Base was a wonderful experience. Believe it or not, admission is free, and that includes guided tours, tours of the historic planes/helicopters parked on the tarmac behind one of the hangers, and admission to see the Blue Angels practice (only on certain days). It's remarkable. … Continue reading National Naval Aviation Museum
Friday we went to Apalach to visit with my aunt and some of her family. It was so good to see them! That was followed by a bit of a walk and shopping downtown. Many years ago I heard or read of a saying that an Orthodox priest blesses his family for seven generations. I … Continue reading Apalachicola
We spent part of the morning walking around downtown Port St. Joe. I was happy to see that it was thriving. When I was a child we spent every summer at the beach house, and sometimes went into St. Joe. Father and I spent our honeymoon at Indian Pass and drove to St. Joe once … Continue reading Port St. Joe
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