It’s not often I blog about someones passing. I try to keep this a pretty upbeat blog. I share the things I do, the things I see and life I live.
I think you will see why I made the exception here… Continue reading “Never met him, but he was a huge part of my life.”
As of this Christmas, I have had a Kindle for 3 years. Michelle got it for me, and it has turned into one of my most used and loved presents ever. I am an avid reader. If I sit, or in line, or have a spare minute or two, I am reading one book or another.
I wasn’t sure how much I would use the Kindle instead of a “real” book when I got it, but since I opened it 3 years ago, I MIGHT have read 5 paper books. All the rest were Ebooks
What I like the most is the ease in having more than one book going at a time. I currently have a fantasy novel, a literary classic, and a science book all going, as well as slogging my way through the Bible (3 years running, and I am almost 70% of the way done, NOBODY tell me how it ends!
This week though, and I am not sure why, I couldn’t bring myself to read any of these. I was craving a comfort read. Continue reading “Comfort Books”
Folks, back in 1977, my family my family was getting ready to leave Germany after 3+ years of being stationed over there. My dad was in the army at the time, and we had lived in Nurnberg the whole time. Someday I will blog about my time over there, but suffice it to say I really didn’t like me time there.
Right before we left, my parents took us to the book store. It’s a LONG flight from Germany to NYC, and they had 4 kids… The book store was a way to help keep us occupied during the trip. I looked around for a while, and there it was. “Raise the Titanic by Clive Cussler. I grabbed it on a whim, and there has never been a book that did more to influence my reading or day dreams for the rest of my life.
In that book I met Dirk Pitt. Continue reading “Dirk Pitt”