Monthly Archives: January 2014
Chasing family history can be fun, but it can also be difficult and even a little surprising. For instance I’ve been trying learn why my great-grandfather Luis Jose Olivera left his family in Scotia, California, and returned to the Azores. … Continue reading
In fairness, this news article is about two young men I have known since they were in grade school. Imagine their mother’s heartbreak, seeing one of her two eldest children in the television news, wanted for committing a violent crime. … Continue reading
For years my family history has remained hidden from me. This is especially true on my father’s side, beginning with my Grandmother Agnes Ingabord Arne Darby, until now… More… And finally… No wonder I crave adventure and identify with Vikings.
Today, I got my first piece of ‘personal’ mail for 2014 — not a bill or an ad, but a real letter. I’m so tickled pink, that I could hardly wait to share it with you. It comes from my … Continue reading
“Starve a fever and feed a cold.” It’s the only thing I could think of, besides dying, when I came down with the flu five days ago. Since then I’ve found my self struggling to complete even the smallest of … Continue reading
“Suicide Epidemic Among Veterans,” screams the headline from CBS News. But there is more to the story than the report first admits too – and while one suicide is one too many, the report is better than you think. The Department of … Continue reading
Near the current entrance to the Jed Smith State Park campground, a memorial stone sits 20 feet from Highway 199, north of Crescent City, California. Hundreds drive by it daily, never realizing it’s there. Following World War II, a push to form memorials … Continue reading