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Our Softball Family: Playing Senior Softball for Fun and Health

Monday, March 30th, 2015   9:17 pm |  Category:   Health, Hobbies/Sports, Life   |  1 Comment  | Author:     bio

On the day my oncologist told us I was in complete remission after treatment for my lymphoma, my wife turned to me and said, “Do you think you could have done this without softball?” There is no way to answer that question with certainty, but there are some things I do know.   In the …more

Alaskan Bush Pilot Screws Up Big Time! That Would Be Me!

Saturday, February 14th, 2015   12:48 pm |  Category:   Hobbies/Sports, Life   |  Add Comment  | Author:     bio

I applied sufficient power and began the careful, slow rough taxi to the very end of the short, remote gravel bar about 100 miles west of Anchorage, Alaska. The airplane lurched and staggered over softball-sized rocks as I slowly picked my way along. While the main landing gear was quite sturdy, the small tailwheel in …more

Super Bowl in My Backyard

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015   11:36 am |  Category:   Hobbies/Sports, Life, Retirement locations   |  Add Comment  | Author:     bio

The tension in the room was palpable.   Game on the line, just under a minute to go, second and goal at the one. The Seattle Seahawks one yard away from securing their second consecutive Super Bowl championship. All eyes were on the big screen TV at the end of the room. Most were sitting …more

Writing After Retirement

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014   3:54 pm |  Category:   Hobbies/Sports   |  Add Comment  | Author:     bio

“Live first, write afterwards.” “If I Only Knew….” Glimpses & Reflections John Galsworthy 1937 London, Toronto William Heineman   Multitasking and mobile technology, efforts to save time and get more work done, don’t leave much time to mull things over which is crucial for writers: we need time to daydream, drive without talking on phones. …more

The Spirit of 76

Sunday, September 14th, 2014   10:58 am |  Category:   Hobbies/Sports, Life   |  Add Comment  | Author:     bio

My motivation for writing, producing and narrating a documentary on the history of the United States of America was simple. In a survey of graduates from a high school (I can’t remember which one), over 50% of those interviewed believed during World War II, America & Germany were allies against Russia. They missed several other …more

Circumnavigating Eastern North America by Boat

Saturday, September 6th, 2014   8:19 pm |  Category:   Hobbies/Sports, Life, Travel   |  Add Comment  | Author:     bio

Buying a motor yacht and planning to circumnavigate Eastern North America with little or no experience with boats is a little wacky. Our first and only real boating experience a few years earlier had been chartering a thirty-foot faux tug and cruising through the Trent-Severn Waterway in Ontario, Canada, with Eva’s sister, Lelia, and her …more

Cycling Across America: 11 Weeks, 10 States, 3,065 Miles

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014   8:20 pm |  Category:   Health, Hobbies/Sports   |  1 Comment  | Author:     bio

Cycling from Yorktown, VA to Washington State began as a fund-raiser for my non-profit organization, the Senior Retirement Project which provides in-home mental health counseling to seniors and their adult care givers. Emotional issues such as depression, anxiety, or feelings of being overwhelmed are not related to aging itself, rather, as one age’s challenging life …more

Genealogy: Your Ancestor Shot and Killed My Ancestor!

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014   6:57 pm |  Category:   Hobbies/Sports, Life   |  10 Comments  | Author:     bio

Many people think of genealogy as names and dates, which it is. But it can be so much more! Our ancestors lived through difficult times and under circumstances hard to imagine. They made good and bad decisions, had successes and failures, experienced love and heartbreak, and had moments of joyous pride and numbing shame. They …more

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