I had a good time on vacation this week. It was tiring trying to get everywhere I wanted to go and see everything I wanted to see, but I really enjoy that. There’s something about the adventure that really makes me feel alive. Plus, getting out and seeing the larger world really puts my problems in perspective. Let’s face it, when you’re standing in the “Bloody Lane” at Antietam, where over 5000 men died in just about 4 hours of fighting, it’s pretty easy to see that the things I worry about day-to-day aren’t quite as all-important as I might have thought previously. Pictures available here:

Speaking of pictures, Angela posted the picture she had to take of me today, sporting the surprise I had for her when I got home. It’s been a long time since I sported a look with no facial hair. 🙂

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  1. Just found your site. Hope you are well. I visited a graveyard/cemetary last year in a very rural area of Ireland. It was the resting place of children who died while in the care of the Irish Christian Brothers. It was an overwhelming site – and did put into perspective my “problems”. But the sight stayed with me and makes me more determined to tell THEIR story.

    You have a great writing talent.

  2. Looks like you had a wonderful vacation. The pictures are lovely.

    I have only seen my husband once without his mustache, I like the mustache on him better.

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