Category Family

Baile

That title is supposedly Gaelic for “home.” I had always known that my paternal grandfather’s family came from Scotland to Canada to the United States. But recently my aunt dug up more research about my great-great-grandmother. She was a McLeod…

Tales From The Furlough

It’s been a rough couple weeks for me since the government shutdown started. The first two weeks were pretty easy because the whole family was home for winter break. But now they’re all back in school and I’m just sort…

National Arboretum

The wife, kids, and I decided to hit the National Arboretum this morning. Mother Nature obliged by giving us a cool, breezy, low humidity day. First time wandering around the grounds and it won’t be our last. We didn’t see…

Meine Oma

It was a year ago today that my grandmother passed away. It was very hard to see her decline in her last few months of life, and the day before her death was very difficult for her and for us.…