Please register

Lately, I have been receiving a lot of private emails from people who have been reading my blog recently.  While I love email, please take just a moment and register to be an active member of my blog (this site).  When you register, you will automatically get an email whenever I post a new blog, etc.  You also have the ability to post comments on any of my blog postings, if you register. Continue reading

What does being a hermit really mean?

When I first started this blog, I was all fired up with lots of enthusiasm for what I wanted to write about.  I wanted to write about those topics that told who I was and what I think is wrong with the world.  I missed the point though… I needed to be writing about what is right in the world!  At least what is right in my world. Continue reading

Ham Radio 101: When adults act like children

I love ham radio. I have been fascinated by it for decades. I recall some of my fondest childhood memories helping my dad string wire for his massive loop antenna that quite literally surrounded the house. I remember talking to a soldier stationed on the Island of Guam from my dad’s ham shack. What a thrill! An even bigger thrill came about two weeks later when a QSL postcard came addressed to me from that soldier. Continue reading

I am going to miss my friend

Last night was a horrible night for my wife and I.  We learned that a dear friend of ours had passed away… FOUR MONTHS AGO!  Our friendship often went five or six months without contact.  We’d send each other jokes or Facebook or blog posts from time to time, but it was quite characteristic of our friendship to not have a personal conversation for months at a time. Continue reading