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Right Place, Right Time: Visiting the USS Missouri

With our moving experience at the USS Arizona Memorial completed, Odile and I have just enough time for a blitz visit to the USS Missouri before scooping up her little cherubs from preschool.  As we drive onto Ford Island, the tranquil solemnity I felt on the Arizona quickly gives way to mild panic about having… Continue reading Right Place, Right Time: Visiting the USS Missouri

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Mayhem and Courtesy in Chicago

Tribal beats of ancient druid drums thumped and reverberated in my chest, and the ringing in my ears seemed to be in perfect pitch with the wailing music.  Flashes of colored light hauntingly illuminated the gathering of devotees who swayed and swarmed in feverish rapture.  I had never been to such a gathering, and my… Continue reading Mayhem and Courtesy in Chicago