Travel Log: Hidden Gems

(Niceville, Florida; April 10, 2018) Phase 2 has been completed--I'm back in Niceville, Florida.  Phase 3 (Hawaii) is coming very soon--April 12!  Check out the state map at very bottom for a recap of Phases 1 and 2. Last time I covered two states in one column. I’ve decided to up my game and take … Continue reading Travel Log: Hidden Gems

Travel Log: I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas

(Dec. 25, 2017) It’s been 10 days since I last posted. I apologize for the delay! The last ten days have been a whirlwind. You’ll notice on the State Map below I’ve notched up two more states: Indiana and Michigan, before returning to my brother’s in Ohio for Christmas. So, as I close out 2017 … Continue reading Travel Log: I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas

Expectations Are Not “Supposed” to Happen

Expectations are NOT “supposed” to happen. I was in the base gym the other day, having just come out of the showers and opening my locker to start getting dressed when I was overcome again by the sadness, the despair, and the darkness.  Despite all my efforts and beliefs, despite the goals of my generational … Continue reading Expectations Are Not “Supposed” to Happen

The Good Times: Finding St. Peter

Oddly enough I find the second in my series looking back on the “good times” of my Navy career to be another moment during my time stationed at VQ-2 in Rota, Spain.  Increasing the “coincidence level” is that this moment also occurred during a trip to another part of Europe. I have written in my … Continue reading The Good Times: Finding St. Peter