In September 2004, there was a Tropical Depression which became a Tropical Storm in just 1 day. And only a couple of days after that, it became a Category 3 Hurricane. The National Hurricane Center said that the speed with which the storm became a hurricane was unprecedented, especially at such a low latitude. In … More Hurricane Ivan, September 2004
I have read – or listened to – several development books. The primary message is the same – you have a choice to be happy and shape your future. Choose not to? That’s fine since it is still a choice. But don’t blame others for your decision. I love this message! I have to remind … More Our Lies. Our Truths.
I wonder if you’re proud of me. I hope that my choices over the past 14 years would make you proud. I hope that when you look down, when you send me a rainbow, that you are pleased with what you see. I know you are but I wish I could hear you say it. … More Makin’ You Proud. I Hope.
I am thankful for all that I have and all that I don’t have. Gratitude is something that we talk about but don’t always do anything with. Do you know that even a simple “thank you” has health benefits? You’ve probably heard the phrase “thoughts become things” or some variation of this. Our minds and … More Happy Giving Thanks Day
I do. My 5th grade year was in what is now referred to as an intermediate school. I don’t know about all of NJ or the rest of the country for that matter but I know that when I talk with people my age they don’t remember an intermediate school for 5th and 6th grades. … More Do you remember 5th grade?
I can’t manage to shake the fear, the nerves, when I write. I have a lot to say but I am afraid that people are going to read it and “just know” it is about them. Sometimes that will be the true and sometimes it will not be true. I had been in the habit … More Writing in spite of fear
For heaven’s sake. Just write. If that is what you want to do, then do it. Don’t get hung up on the pictures that you “should” add to your blog post. Don’t worry about whether or not people will read it. If you want to write, do it. Don’t write for others. Write for you. … More Just Write
I am going to make a little foray into uncharted – for me – territory. I am going to give you a travel review! For Bambino’s 10th birthday, we surprised him with a trip to do some things he has never done before… Camping and roller coasters! We went to Knoebels (pronounced kuh-noe-bulls) in Elysburg, … More Travel Review – Knoebels
Dear Bambino, Happy 10th birthday! I know you have some reservations about getting older, but no matter what, you will always be my little boy. Of course you could promise to never grow up just like your uncle. You could spend the rest of your life being silly and child-like and keep putting bugles on … More Welcome to Double Digits, Bambino!
I remember a phrase from when I was younger about being a June bride. I guess June was the month to get married. Well, not this year! May is the month! No, I’m not talking about some crazy big wedding on the other side of the pond. I’m talking about a couple that I was … More Tears of Joy, Lots of Them