Category: Pause and Refresh

Places to go and things to see

The Reality Blog Award

Bill, over at The On Deck Circle, nominated me for the Reality Blog Award and I am honored to accept it. Last year Bill and I both wrote posts about the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders and posted them a day apart. I do not remember how we found each other’s post, but we started an online dialog that has been…

The Tag Blogathon

I received a tag from Brad @ http://youjivinmeturkey.com for a Tag Blogathon. This is a new experience for me, but I am willing to give it a shot, so here are the rules: Each person tagged must post 11 things about themselves. They must also answer the 11 questions the ‘tagger’ has set for them. They must create 11…

Distance and the Loneliness of the Dark Side of the Moon

Between the recent passing of Neil Armstrong and this weekend’s Blue Moon, the Apollo 11 mission has been in the forefront of my thoughts. While considering the enormous distance from the Earth to the Moon, I thought about the loneliness Michael Collins experienced while orbiting the Moon, alone, while his fellow astronauts were together on the surface.…

It’s OK to be a HADR

Karen Cage has informed me that, “… the non-profit San Francisco Fleet Week Association, is home to the nation’s first Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Response planning program, H.A.D.R., [which brings] city, state, federal, public and private companies/agencies together to improve our preparedness and coordination for the next disaster.” Karen is on the Board of Directors of the…