#NaPoWriMo Minus One – Ready to do this

#NaPoWriMo Minus One – ready to write #NaPoWriMo Minus One I grew up with the Space Race. So, some of my fondest memories are NASA mission countdowns. T-minus one hour. T-minus fifteen minutes, where there was often a programmed hold. Launch Control could take...
#NaPoWriMo staying at home

#NaPoWriMo staying at home

#NaPoWriMo for 2020 while staying at home #NaPoWriMo I haven’t done National Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo) in a few years. I’ll be the first to admit that I suck at National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). That’s November, and is a much bigger...
Noodler’s Ink and Social Distancing

Noodler’s Ink and Social Distancing

Noodler’s Ink is my latest fountain pen dalliance. Noodler’s Ink I enjoy writing with fountain pens. I like to keep three with me, one filled with black or blue ink, one with red, and a third with green or purple. Waterman ink works fine for me. A few...

Door Pulls – #WatchCats 1

Lydia scanned the neighborhood from their perch on the roof of a local apartment building, while Amadeus groomed himself. She froze as she spotted a man walking in the street, two blocks away. He was testing the door handles on parked cars as he walked. So far, none...
Soldier Litanies – Mother of Sorrows

Soldier Litanies – Mother of Sorrows

Soldier litanies are common timing and coping mechanisms Soldier litanies Timing mechanisms are useful for folks in many professions. Invoking the deity is quite common as well, particularly among military personnel in stressful situations. That’s why it...
USS Topeka SSN-754 New Navigator!

USS Topeka SSN-754 New Navigator!

USS Topeka SSN-754 gets a new Navigator this week. USS Topeka SSN-754 LT Firstborn was home for the holidays, having completed the Submarine Officer Advanced Course (SOAC) at Naval Submarine Base New London. We brought him to the airport this morning, and he’s...

Personal Log 20191123

Personal Log 20191123 Personal Log 20191123 Taking a moment to catch my breath. It’s been a crazy week. I had a hardware class for HitachiVantara Global Learning on the schedule for some time, but then I was asked by Megan Holt of “One Book New...