Blog posts of '2019' 'August'

Gluttony and Hunger
Last week I went with my family on a three-day cruise from Florida to the Bahamas. What would persuade me to go to the Bahamas in the middle of August with a ship of revelers? The occasion was the wedding of my niece who wanted to do something memorable for the happy occasion. It was so thoughtful, and she and her groom had a lovely ceremony. That said, this was one of those “all inclusive” cruises, where food abounds, and drinks flow freely. It seemed as if most of the passengers were intent on 72 hours of revelry on a scale that would have made Caligula blush.
A Movable Feast
This is a picture of my daughter, Miles, with all the “critters” of the house surrounding her. Perhaps our two mutts and cat can sense she will be leaving soon. It’s mid-August and my daughter is getting ready for her first year of college. My son will soon begin his second year of matriculating. It will be a quiet house; my wife and I will move into the next phase of our life. We’re still “parents” but it will be different. I can’t help but be a bit melancholy at the prospect of this new life. I know it has possibilities that were unknown to us the last 19 years, but I will miss those kids.