Monthly Archives: April 2019

Three great teachers & a bottle of Coca-Cola

Who had the most positive influence on you as a child? This week’s Story Worth. Of course, I would name my parents as the most positive influence on my life, and the gang of friends I grew up with shaped … Continue reading

Posted in My life | Comments Off on Three great teachers & a bottle of Coca-Cola

Nature Conservancy

Warm day today. We walked over to Open Road for supper and a couple beers. Alex came along. But boozing is normal for us. The less usual part of our day was our breakfast at Virginia Nature Conservancy (TNC), shown … Continue reading

Posted in Conservation & Environment | Comments Off on Nature Conservancy

Almost spring

We are pushing spring a little. We drank our beer outside, it was still a little chilly. My other pictures are from Highland County. I went up to look at a tree farm there. Spring is even less far along … Continue reading

Posted in My life | Comments Off on Almost spring

Protocols of the Elders of Zion

It was the deadliest and one of the most persistent hoaxes in history. You probably have not heard of it & if you did you probably did not believe it, but millions did know about it, did believe it AND … Continue reading

Posted in My life | Comments Off on Protocols of the Elders of Zion

Tom Lloyd & Susan Bell

Had lunch with old friends from Brazil – Tom Lloyd and Susan Bell. I worked with Susan just a few years ago. Tom I have not seen for more than thirty years. We worked together in Porto Alegre, first post … Continue reading

Posted in My life | Comments Off on Tom Lloyd & Susan Bell

What was your first foreign trip? is my Story Worth for this week.

I am not sure why I got it into my head that I should go, but I opened a separate bank account, worked extra shifts at the bookstore, skipped meals and saved my money to pay a trip to Germany. … Continue reading

Posted in My life | Comments Off on What was your first foreign trip? is my Story Worth for this week.

Civil society – the third pillar

These are the best of times Unemployment is near historical lows, while median income is pushing historical highs. Our air and water are cleaner than any time in living memory. Cancer rates have been dropping for three decades. Crime is … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews | Comments Off on Civil society – the third pillar

What do you want to do when you retire? is this week’s Story Worth question.

This question comes a little late, but it is something I thought about for a long time and that I am now implementing. I am doing what I wanted to do when I retired. Knowing when to leave your life’s … Continue reading

Posted in Conservation & Environment, My life | Comments Off on What do you want to do when you retire? is this week’s Story Worth question.

How did you rebel?

This week’s Storyworth is “How did you rebel as a child?” The short answer is that I did not. My parents were very liberal (in the real, not political sense). Their rules made sense most of the time and did … Continue reading

Posted in My life | Comments Off on How did you rebel?

How to get promoted

How to get promoted is a big question during this time when our FS reports are due. I think I can give some insights. Let me “establish my cred”. I was on promotion panels twice, both times the career make … Continue reading

Posted in My life | Comments Off on How to get promoted