Making Time For Family – Stories Then and Now

  Rejoice with your family in the beautiful land of life! – Albert Einstein For the past few weeks I have re-posted content with stories centering on my maternal grandfather’s branch of the family tree.  Then I realized that during this time, I had actually been in contact with parts of my grandfather’s side of the family from […]

Flight As A Stone In Life’s Bridge – About THE STONEBRDIGE

  Air traffic Control is easy until it gets hard. Then it gets very hard. The problem is, it can get very hard very easily. – Unknown There’s something just magical about flight. Period. – Graham Hawkes When one spends 34 years in an occupation as unique, challenging and wonderful as air traffic control, it never really […]

Through The Looking Glass Using Familiar Stones

“When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes, I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”  ― Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There “I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?  Then […]

A Journey Into Mission Aviation Fellowship

In June of 2016 on a return trip to Kansas from a family gathering in Moscow, ID, we took time to stop at the headquarters of Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) in Nampa, ID. We have been supporters of MAF for over 25 years, but my journey with this organization goes back much further. The Paternal […]

Chance Encounters, Connections and History

I believe that I am guided by chance encounters. I believe in the miracle of chance encounters.   Paulo Coelho Recently while my husband was blowing off our sidewalks, he spotted a gentleman looking over our house from the curb.  This is not an uncommon occurrence, since the house, even in its current “need for a redo state”, […]

A Return to Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF)

This will re-publish as I make a return trip to Mission Aviation Fellowship -MAF.  This time I am staying for  a few days to volunteer in the fabrication shop.  I am excited.  Following is the background for this trip from a previous post. Many of the things that form our lives rest in the background. […]

Vintage Lath and Porcelain

“Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.” — Mary Lou Cook I re-purpose stuff.  I primarily use materials left from the rehabbing of our 120+ year old houses. There is always lots of vintage wood that many rehab-ers toss out as scrap, especially the raw stuff from the plaster walls:  lath. […]

A Visit to Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF)

Many of the things that form our lives rest in the background.  They crisscross our paths making significant deposits in quiet ways.   On a recent trip to the northwest, we took time to visit the headquarters of Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) in Nampa, ID.  We have been supporters of MAF for over 20 years, but my […]

Four Examples of How To Renew Old Drawers

Drawer.  Noun: a sliding, lidless, horizontal compartment, as in a piece of furniture, that may be drawn out in order to gain access to it. Origin & History of “drawers”:  A drawer is literally something that is ‘drawn’ or ‘pulled’ out. The coinage was perhaps based on French tiroir ‘drawer’, which was similarly derived from […]