Time Flies

So. My son got his letter of acceptance yesterday from SWAU. His high school graduation is May 30, and two days later he turns 19.

The Graduation Racket

I can’t believe the high cost of high school graduation these days. $30 for the cap and gown. $25 for 25 invitations (invitation and two envelopes). Another $25 if you want little name cards to put inside. Another $7.50 if you want tissue paper to put inside. The boy’s letter jacket was around $160. The…

New Blog (to Me)

My brother, Jim, has joined the bloggers at Cahiers Péguy: the drama of Christian humanism (all members of the Communion and Liberation movement).

On Marriage and Family

Some Seventh-day Adventist statements on marriage and family: From the Fundamental Beliefs: Marriage was divinely established in Eden and affirmed by Jesus to be a lifelong union between a man and a woman in loving companionship. For the Christian a marriage commitment is to God as well as to the spouse, and should be entered…

A Very Long Day

Today I drove to Mobile, AL, to pick up a canoe. It’s the one I mentioned that I had gotten on e-Bay (that my parents then paid for). My dad drove west, I drove east, and Mobile was the halfway point. I’m home, with the canoe–and very tired. We linked up at the USS Alabama…

A Little Sore …

I’ve been away a few days, and I couldn’t post anything about it in advance because it was a surprise. My four brothers and sister and I planned for several months a three day canoe trip for our dad in the mountains of North Carolina. We concluded today, and I’m back at my brother Jim’s…

A Senior Moment …

My son’s, not mine–he had his senior pictures taken today. It was 29 years ago that I was getting mine taken.

Happy Anniversary!

It’s been ten years for Jim and Jessica Cork — and in another week, it will be ten years for Rob and Linda. They made it convenient for us all by having their weddings a week apart, one in Manchester, NH, the other in Essex, NY. Below is a picture of the six of us…

Messing about in Boats

“There is nothing — absolutely nothing — half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats” (from Wind in the Willows). Bradenton Herald reporter paddles in a canoe with my dad.

“It’s a major award!”

Kudos to Jessica Cork, Advisor for Educational and Cultural Affairs at the Japanese consulate in Atlanta, for receiving the Yamabiko Award, which Jim notes is “given by the Japanese Chamber of Commerce in Georgia to someone who’s done a great job as a bridge between the Japanese and American communities.” Photos.