School Daze

I’m taking some online prerequisites through a community college as well as a nurse aide class in an ugly strip mall an hour’s trip from home on mass transit (bus and train).  I’d like to go to nursing school eventually; but due to the shortage of nursing instructors, schools are very selective.  Due to that, I’m…

When it rains, it pours.

I can’t get the image of the girl with the umbrella on the Morton salt container out of my head.  I also imagine my mom saying, “Into each life, a little rain must fall.”  In the last nine months, three friends have died.  In addition, this morning I received an email from the clinic where…

Happy 45th Birthday to Title IX (and me)!

I was delighted to read this week that the Watergate break-in was not the only noteworthy event from the week I was born.  Title IX, which requires federally-funded schools to spend equally on sports for both genders, came into the world at the same time I did.  As someone who attended Catholic schools from kindergarten…

Ecuador

I should’ve done more research although I am glad we went. However, we found out that in the Galapagos “rainy season” means “hot, humid season.” Charlie keeps reminding me that the highlands of Santa Cruz Island are more lush and rainy than the southern coastal town of Puerto Ayora where we stayed. Still, our weather…

Leo

Wayne’s dad, Leo Kruger, died Friday.  I prepared this obituary. Leo Henry Kruger, age 93, of Cocoa Beach, Florida, died Friday, May 6, 2016. He was born April 18, 1923, in Germany to Henry and Olga (Klose) Kruger. He immigrated as an infant with his parents to the United States where they settled in a…

“‘Go home,’ said the man in the moon. ‘Go home.'”

I’m so glad I listened to my inner John Denver and came home after 20 months of wandering. On the Road  It’s hard to believe we’ve only been home two months.  So much has happened, and we’re so happy to live in this beautiful Denver neighborhood.  Our friend Patti picked us up at the Denver…