First morning home

It’s quiet when I wake up. My eyes are still closed and my first thought is that it must be small hours, because there is no sound – no gurgle of coffee or the hushes of morning conversation. 

This wouldn’t be unusual: Most mornings I have awakened in small hours and put myself back to sleep, usually resulting in being among the last up and about.  Read more of this post

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A week in Myrtle Beach

It isn’t a new destination for any of us, not by a longshot. I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve been, but it’s enough times that there was a pattern emerging of major career upheavals after every fourth visit.

(My company got bought while I was touring the Grand Canyon two years ago. I’m going to say that Myrtle Beach passed the torch.) 😉

The weather was fine and sunny for the first few days, then overcast, then stormy, and then sunny and warm again.

And it all worked out pretty much perfectly.

There were fun and silly car games and beach days and arcade days and dinners at the places we traditionally try to fit in. (Chances are good that one of those is coming off the short list in future, the prices having stayed ridiculously low but the food quality seeming to have been reduced to match.) Read more of this post

Myrtle Beach revisited

My parents and my sister’s family drove down to Myrtle Beach. My parents did it over a two-day stretch, as usual. My sister’s family, starting slightly farther south, in one very long day. I made it in 4 hours, door-to-door, in that I flew. A necessity: Read more of this post

June 22, or Holy moly, it’s hot

I am back from lovely, upper-80 degree sunshiny-with-ocean-breeze weather.

It’s 90-odd here at home. Read more of this post