Brightest Light

Brightest Light

As the world watches the conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter this evening, we on the Orchard Compound celebrate another event. On this date long ago in the U.S. Territory of Alaska a child was born. On the darkest day of the year she brought a light into this world that still shines and fills our hearts with joy. Happy birthday Joyce Carol. We’ve been together for more than 45 years. Here’s to many more.

My Trophy Wife

My Trophy Wife

A few years ago, we got serious about our health. Low-carb, intermittent fasting, walking, etc. Today she tipped the scales at 125, the same as she was 45 years ago when we married. To show she’s still wild and crazy after all these years: she took her mask off for this photo. Rebel.

45 Years Ago It All Began

45 Years Ago It All Began

On March 22, 1975 in Ketchikan, AK I was invited to dinner at the KTKN Program Director’s home. New in town, just started five days earlier, his wife served crab louie and asked her neighbor to join us. My life would never be the same.

Taylor Mountain Morning

Taylor Mountain Morning

Joyce Carol and I hiked a bit at Taylor Mountain Forest here in Hobart. A beautiful morning for some social distancing on a pretty much deserted trail system.