Anchor’s Aweigh

On my 26th birthday I woke up in a hotel at 3:30 am, and at 5 am I got on a bus and went to Ft. Dix where I started off on a journey that has lead me right to this point. On my 27th birthday, which will be this Thursday, I will ┬ábe in … Continue reading


My grandmother, Philomena, is 88 years old. She was born and raised in South Philadelphia, and, basically, she’s no bullshit. When asked if she would like a new microwave she responded, “What am I gonna do with a new microwave? Take it to hell with me?” Or when my father was dating a girl who … Continue reading


A couple weeks ago when I realized that summer was (THANKFULLY!) winding down, it occured to me that this one has been different from most summers past. It was not filled with the usual activities of baseball games, prolific bike rides (sure there have been a few, but not too many), and of course, trips … Continue reading

I should really buy a macro lens…

On 4th of July weekend while everyone was enjoying BBQ and beer, I was up in Susquehanna County walking up and down mountains and taking pictures of mushrooms. I always feel like Marge Simpson when Bart needed something to take in for show and tell, and she offered him a potato. Lisa says, “Mom, what’s … Continue reading

Keeping it All Together

It’s raining out today. Kind of cold. Windy. I haven’t gotten out of bed except for the two minutes that I went wandering around for the menu for the restaurant that we live above. I knew what I wanted, but I didn’t have their number. So, after a few minutes of fruitless searching I returned … Continue reading

Catching Up

Besides knitting, there’s a lot of things that I’ve let fall by the wayside. For instance, today was the first time I’d been to mass this month. It had been so long since I’d been to mass that I didn’t even know what time it started and showed up 15 minutes early. You gotta to … Continue reading

It’s Been a While

It’s not that I haven’t been knitting, I just went on a hiatus for a little while. Between school, moving out, and about a million other things that demanded my time, it’s just taken me a while to get back to the needles. But rest assured. I am making up for it, and with all … Continue reading