Anniversaries

Today, November 15 2006, would have been my mother’s 90th birthday. Delphy Diseker was an unusual woman, private, strong-willed, independent, and often frustrating. She was the last child of her family, her parents were married around 1893, and all the stories about her say she was intensely shy. Of her … Continue reading

Well, this should be interesting…

I decided to dust the cobwebs off of this journal *cough* *cough* and see if it still works.  It’s been two years since the grand Nerd Tour, and I’m preparing for another Grand Adventure in 2007.  Yes, it will be “Nerd Tour 2007: Japan!”  I plan to go over to … Continue reading

Nerd Tour 2003: Aftermath

Well, I’ve been back from the road for a week, now. Back to work, back to most of the habits and some of the chores as before. The last leg of the trip was uneventful, a mere 200 miles in clear weather. Just finished unpacking (I never claimed to be … Continue reading

Not long, now!

Made it to Middlesboro successfully, just in time to be almost washed away by a huge downpour from a thunderstorm. It came over the mountain and pounced on the town like some huge monster. Fortunately it was short-lived, and I managed to make it into a fast-food place to eat … Continue reading

Rounding the third turn, heading into the home stretch!

Well, the rain kept me from being able to see a couple of my great-nephew’s games, and residual alien contamin… er, sinus infection symptoms kept me from seeing the other great-nephew’s games, but overall, I had a good time at my brother’s. Got to see all of his kids but … Continue reading

White House calling. No, not that one!

Well, my luck proceeds apace. I woke up in Granada Mississippi, with a fever and a sinus infection. Yet more confirmation that at least one thing in my life has to be broken at all times. I scarfed Advil, drove as best I could up the road, thru Memphis (missing … Continue reading