The Olympics

Hi folks! I know, in my last article I said I would talk about an important character in The Retreat to Avalon. It’s coming, but today is opening ceremonies day for the Olympics in Tokyo, and my interest in Greek history, not to mention the Olympics, is making me take a side road for a … Read more

Halloween 2019

Well folks, been too long since a post, but here is a quick one for our latest Halloween costume. As we mentioned this time, last year, Jenn and I love to get creative with costumes around Halloween. And whenever, really. This year, the theme at Ed’s bash was “Star Wars”. Never willing to go with … Read more

A quick trip to Scotland

“Fifty is a big milestone. What do you want to do for your birthday?” my wife asked me.“I don’t know. Go to Scotland?” I responded, not being serious, as usual.“Ok, book it!” She said. I’m the luckiest guy in the world. Lots of pictures ahead. We hope you enjoy them. When you have a job, … Read more

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween, everyone!  This day brings out another part of my creative side, as you’ll see in the pictures. For a moment, I’ll bring out my history nerd side. If you can suffer through that, you’ll probably enjoy the pictures. Halloween’s roots began in the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain (pronounced ‘sow-en’), celebrating the end … Read more

The Vikings Stormed Through Portland

This past weekend I learnt the Vikings were coming. So after burying all of my valuables and hiding the women-folk, I went down to the dock to watch the Draken Harald Harfagre come in. At 115 feet long, it’s the largest recreated Viking ship in the world, crafted by original methods based on archeology and … Read more