Whose needs are being met?

What came first: the chicken or the egg? One could argue about that topic without coming up with a definitive answer. But determining whether legs or wheels came first is not debatable. No child has yet been born with wheels instead of legs. Go ahead, google “child born with wheels.” There are no aliens or…

It Was A Great Day For A Voyage

A hardy band of members of the media, their kids and assorted Enjella Fans converged at Clinton Castle in Battery Park on a sunny brisk breeze December Saturday, ready for adventure.  We stormed the sea and cruised on over to Ellis Island, stepping into the shoes of our immigrant ancestors to picture what it was…

It’s Elemental…

On Kodiak, the second-largest US island, you can count on wind and water. If you’ve watched the Discovery Channel’s “Deadliest Catch,” you may recognize the area  since several fishing boats  have their home port in Kodiak.  Of course, it’s an island and surrounded by water, but there’s also precipitation. While Kodiak’s weather tends to be milder than…

Share the road

My first assignment in the Army was as a platoon leader in Mannheim, Germany. The US was still involved in a cold war with the Soviet Union. My unit had HETs—heavy equipment transporters. Due to their size, weight and cargo, often M60 tanks, driving on the autobahns required special clearances from the Germans and the…

Yellowstone is Beckoning!

Hey Susanna! Would you have wanted to be a geophysicist if you hadn’t seen the geysers and mud pots at Yellowstone? We traveled for a month accross the country seeing beautiful vistas and marvelous sights. But my favorite spot on our McGlew family camping trip was Yellowstone National Park. While playing in streams and looking…

Oh the places we’ll go

Kodiak Island was never on our bucket list. Until the Coast Guard shipped our son there two years ago, I had never even heard of Kodiak. But now, we’ve made four trips; because that’s where the kids are. Where they go, we will follow. Getting to Anchorage is the straightforward, if longer, part of the…