Serendipity – A happy accident or surprise not searched for. Have you ever experienced what seemed to be an unfortunate event and found that God worked out the circumstances for good? In September, when I booked my flight home to Seattle, I wanted to go through Dallas to avoid potential problems with winter weather. So … Continue reading Home for the Holidays – The Journey
Javier at Tech found the problem on my computer -- the latest Windows Update I downloaded was incompatible with another program. Fortunately I didn't need that old program. Not only did he solve that problem, but he also cleaned up all the unnecessary garbage - old programs, unused toolbars, etc. I am so glad that … Continue reading Thank God for Geeks!
My computer crashed this weekend! I am trying to get it fixed, but in the meantime I probably won't be able to post very often, if at all, depending on where and when I can borrow a computer. Just wanted to give you all a heads up. Sorry about this. My laptop is pretty old … Continue reading Due to Technical Difficulties . . . .
Yesterday I watched the Army-Navy game and it reminded me of some very old memories. My first Christmas away from my family was in 1979 at Subic Bay, Philippines. After receiving my law degree I joined the Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps, and my first permanent duty station after training was the Naval Legal Service … Continue reading Home for the Holidays – “I’ll Be Home for Christmas”
One of my favorite projects each year is making my own Christmas cards. Often the commercial designs do not express the message I wish to convey. So do-it-yourself works. Last year I did some original art in South American Andean style. This year I photographed a nativity set I purchased in Guatemala. This kind of project would … Continue reading Home for the Holidays – A Labor of Love
My mother had several ancient cookie cutters including a Santa, reindeer, Christmas tree and holly. Every year she would make a huge batch of cookies for the family and to give away. My sister inherited both the cutters and the tradition. She also makes many cookies, but mainly to give away. Although she is gluten … Continue reading Home for the Holidays – Christmas Cookies
Yesterday my boss described his experience when shopping for Christmas cards. Spread out on a table was a large selection of designs. For some reason several cards featured dogs ( I prefer cats myself). Only two mentioned the birth of the Christ child.Bill O’Reilly and Jon Stewart debate over whether a war on this religious … Continue reading Home for the Holidays – A Secular Christmas?
A great part of any family heritage is the recipe file handed down from generation to generation. Two years ago my family compiled a cookbook of recipes from various branches of our family and a few favorites borrowed from friends. Of course not all these suggested recipes worked out well – the spinach balls recipe … Continue reading Home for the Holidays – The Family Cookbook
Recently several friends challenged me to start a blog. But what do I write about?My father always said that I was cursed with being a generalist - I am interested in everything. So the consistent thing you can expect from this site is inconsistency, at least as far as subject is concerned. I'll try to … Continue reading An Eclectic Mix
My name is Lynn. I come from the Great Pacific Northwest, about 90 miles south of Seattle. But now I live in Orlando, FL. What a difference! Will you please join me as we explore the Universe together?!! Favorite verse: "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own … Continue reading Hello world!