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Sunday, November 16, 2014

Time keeps on ticking

The days have passed and Summer turned into Fall and now we're full steam ahead towards Winter. How quickly time flies.

We've had a busy Summer/Fall. My father was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma, so we went for a two week visit in August. He was given a few years to live, but that is contingent upon how he responds to treatment and how he faces this enemy. If that wasn't enough he has prostrate cancer too. He's a strong man and has purpose and belief, but even that at times can wane in the face of such illnesses.

Dave and I brought my son Joshua back with us for a visit and a vacation to the U P of Michigan. We had such a fun time showing him around our beloved Michigan. We rented a beautiful cabin for a week and took him to see WhiteFish Point, Pictured Rocks, Fayette Ghost Town, Kitchitikipi, Seney Wild Life Refuge, Tequahmonin Falls and just the beautiful Great Lakes of Michigan.

Family will be coming in this month for a yearly visit. It will be nice to see everyone and spend some time getting caught up on life events.  Joshua is going to be with us during Winter, so he'll get to experience a Michigan winter.

Anyway, that's it for now. Hope all is well in the computer world.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012


I didn't have the pleasure of knowing Bill Russell or Pop as everyone knows him. Yesterday was the one year anniversary of his death. Dave, his mother and I went to visit the grave site. It was washed in the vibrant colors of Fall. Here are a few photos, then a poem at the bottom.

A Continuation

 Who can quiet the wind
or settle the tides-
Capture a snowflake
and not expect it to melt?

Life is brought into the world,
but can't be prevented from leaving-
Even Summer loses its
warming heat.

Life in bloom, is vibrant
but far to short and
one's breath hushes.

while death touches the soul,
it does not control forever

As each new day
brings the rise of dawn,
so too life will continue-
for it is meant to be.