Monthly Archives: January 2013

The Geographical Bachelor

As I write this, I am sitting in my house in the Netherlands.  I am pondering my Navy career and what it has meant.  I think of what I have accomplished.  I think of the people I helped and mentored … Continue reading

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Herfst in het Haagse Bos (Autumn in the Hague Forest)

I walk through the park, my faithful companion by my side.  More than a dog, he is my life.  Nose to the ground, he drinks in the myriad of wonderful smells.  He is oblivious to all else in this moment; … Continue reading

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A Working Dog Poem

God Summoned a Beast from the Field And He said, Behold man, created in My image. Therefore, adore him. You shall protect him in the wilderness, shepherd his flocks, watch over his children, accompany him wherever he may go; even … Continue reading

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The Digital Age and Family

As I write this, I am already late in getting ready for work, so I’ll simply type a few thoughts to scratch the surface of the topic. We have come a long way.  In days past, families lived together and … Continue reading

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Donate a Bag of Dog Food to a Shelter

I just found this cool website,, where you can purchase dog food and for every bag you buy, they will donate a bag of dog food to a shelter.  Cool, huh?

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Random Thoughts

Okay, so I started this blog with…well, a thought.  Being totally new to the idea of a blog, I had (read: still have) no idea of where I wanted to go with it, how to do it, or even what … Continue reading

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Easy Pineapple Salsa

Pineapple Salsa 1 small onion 250g pineapple 15g cilantro Juice from 1/2 lime 1 tbsp Tapatío hot sauce 1 tsp (combined) garlic powder, salt, black pepper, and dried parsley

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The Magic is Gone

Rain and warmer temperatures cause the once beautiful snow on the ground to melt away (sigh).  I love the snow and it was certainly a favorite for Stan, but now it’s on its way out and we return to the all-too-familiar … Continue reading

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Stan in the Haagse Bos

Diggin’ it! As it turns out, Stan absolutely loves the snow. Playing in it, eating it, rolling in it, or just plain lying around in it. It doesn’t seem to matter what he does in the snow, if he’s in … Continue reading

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