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My Farewell to the Carnival Paradise Nov 2011

November 23rd 2011

Friday – Embarkation Day It was a bitter-sweet cruise this past weekend. It was the last time I would cruise on the Carnival Paradise sailing from Long Beach, California. She was my first ship, and I will miss being able to board her whenever I get the urge for a quick cruise. It was also […]


Carnival Spirit Oct/Nov 2011

November 5th 2011

Halloween cruise on the Carnival Spirit (Oct 30th – Nov 4th, 2011). This was my first cruise on a Spirit class ship. I found that the Spirit class ship was relatively easy to navigate, and had a quite a few more “public” seating areas and lounges than I have found on the Fantasy or Splendor […]


In Loving Memory – Debbie

August 26th 2011

It’s hard to believe You are no longer here, I think of you, You feel so near, In some small way, every single day, Memories of you come my way. Dear Debbie: I can’t tell you how much I miss you. I miss our conversations, your laughter, and your sometimes witty, sarcastic, dry sense of […]


Joshua and Starr Get Engaged!

June 10th 2011

I logged onto Face Book this morning when I got to work. Don’t criticize. I get to work 2 hours ahead of my “scheduled” arrival time, and it passes time while I am listening to the endless voicemails. Today when I logged in I see this status change message from my son. Says “Joshua.. is […]


Notes to Eddie 2002 part 2

April 4th 2011

Finally home: February 13th (Wednesday)… You are finally home. I can’t tell you how good that makes me feel… (well okay, I’ve told you a hundreds time in the last four hours, but who’s counting!) You went in the hospital seven weeks ago today…. Personally, I am much happier to title a page “Finally Home” […]


Breast Cancer Awareness

April 1st 2011

Coming Soon: Hopefully some helpful facts for Breast Cancer Awareness In 2007 over 200,000 women were diagnosed with Breast Cancer in the United States. Over 40,000 women died from the disease. Except for skin cancer, breast cancer is the most comman cancer among American women.


Notes to Eddie 2002 Part 1

April 20th 2002

I am trying to keep notes everyday so that you can see what you have endured. They tell me that most likely you will not remember anything about the surgery, or the majority of your time in CCU. This is the abbreviated version which I am posting on my website to help facilitate updating all […]

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