Year in Review: 2020


What can I say that hasn't already been said? What a year! I'd been thinking "what a crappy year this has been", when Mom and Dad sent me their Christmas letter. It reminded me of all the things that happened in 2020 besides a global pandemic. My niece Tegan was born in May, I lost … Continue reading Year in Review: 2020

Shelter in place, and 6K for Water


Shelter in place I know a lot of people have been adjusting to our new realities of shelter in place, and disruptions to our normal routines and schedules. It has taken me by surprise too. I'm not an extremely extroverted person, but if you know me, you know I like to be out and about. … Continue reading Shelter in place, and 6K for Water

Welcome to Another Year of Crazy


I had intended to write this before the new year rolled in, but here it is mid-January and I'm finally getting around to it. Last year was weird. I mean, there were some great things and some not so great things, as usually happens. But last year was particularly weird, and I feel the need … Continue reading Welcome to Another Year of Crazy

Civil War Living History & Reenactment 2017


I thought I would present you this small assortment of pictures from the Civil War Living History and Reenactment event at Confederate Reunion Grounds last month (as if you hadn't already seen enough pictures, if you follow me on Facebook). Between School Day on the Friday, and public days Saturday to Sunday, I kept pretty busy, … Continue reading Civil War Living History & Reenactment 2017

Castroville Texas and The San Antonio Mission Trail by bike


This has been an exciting couple of weeks! From friends visiting from Madison WI, and taking them to the Fort Worth Stockyards Historic District, to a work trip down to Landmark Inn State Historic Site in Castroville TX, and extending my trip for a day in San Antonio, it's been a lot of fun - … Continue reading Castroville Texas and The San Antonio Mission Trail by bike

Wanderings in Central Texas


This blog was always meant to be a chronicle of my travels, and virtual connection to my friends and family in distant places. Now that I have made the monumental move from Chicago to Texas, this connection seems more important than ever. And so, after my first month living in this strange country (indeed, the … Continue reading Wanderings in Central Texas

Fort Sheridan and Openlands Lakeshore Preserve


This weekend was a welcome taste of warmer weather to come, and anyone who was wise took advantage of it! We did as well, by doing some hiking and exploring along Chicago's north shore. I've been to Fort Sheridan and the Openlands Lakeshore Preserve before, but it was significantly more pleasant this time around, with … Continue reading Fort Sheridan and Openlands Lakeshore Preserve