5 STARS for PIONEER PASSAGE!

“Pioneer Passage is a truly delightful, meaty read that will satisfyany reader who enjoys an excellent adventure exceptionally welltold.” reviewer Grant Leishman for Readers’ Favorite Having already read the second story in this saga, I wasfamiliar with the principal characters of the Wright family andauthor J.F. Collen uses this iteration to expand on and emphasizethe…

By the numbers…

Be aware: deadline ahead. The doctors that I saw in Fall 2021 were pretty clear: pancreatic cancer is deadly. Two different oncologists explained that without surgery, the outlook for this cancer is usually less than a year. In my experience, most doctors aren’t so forthcoming with prognostic pronouncements, but the research seems consistent. Information extracted…

Do unto others

Norman Rockwell was an American painter whose images evoked an idealized vision of “traditional” American values. For almost 50 years, he illustrated covers for The Saturday Evening Post. Even if you don’t know Rockwell’s name, you would probably recognize some of the images that he painted, including a series of four freedoms inspired by President…

An Epiphany

At the beginning of January, we visited Arlington National Cemetery (ANC) and watched the guard-changing ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers. The Tomb Sentinels are dedicated to their duty. No matter if it’s cold, steamy, or stormy, the mission continues 24/7, as it has since 1937. As we observed the somber ceremony and…