Monthly Archives: July 2007

The DMV Wars are Over!

Commonwealth of Virginia

Commonwealth of Virginia

Well, it’s over.  After seven trips to the local DMV office, two letters to the Governor of Virginia, one letter to the DMV Commissioner, and three phone calls to the DMV office of Identification Review Service, Winnie has a driver’s license good for five years, in her married name, and with our current address.

Once again I’m left wondering:  Why was that so difficult? Continue reading

My Letter To the Editor – Published!

Letters To The Editor

Letters To The Editor

The Friday before going on vacation, June 29, I read a column in our local   “Potomac News” that irked me more than normal.  I read the Potomac News every day on my morning bus commute, and I can only state how shocked I am at the tone of local editorials and Letters to The Editor (LTE).  “Hateful” and “bigoted” are two words that come to mind in my daily readings. “Willful ignorance” is a term I frequently think of.   But columnist Ken Concannon, who pretends he is a “fair and balanced writer”, really annoys me.

Even against the background of ignorance, hatefulness, and bigotry, Mr. Concannon’s column of June 29 “Some commentary on Nazis and socialism” got me angry. Continue reading

Back From Vacation, Back to Work – New England

Car Travel

Car Travel

Our vacation trip continues with visiting family in New England.

Aunt Terry was vacationing in Cape Cod until noon Thursday. It was only a planned 3 and a half hour trip from Mom’s house, so we weren’t in a rush to get there. We made good time driving until we got off the freeway in Worcester, Massachusetts, about 15 miles from Aunt Terry. After that, we still made good time driving except we were driving around in circles. Continue reading

Back From Vacation, Back to Work – New York

Car Travel

Car Travel

Winnie and I successfully completed a week’s worth of traveling, visiting family, and sight seeing. We returned home late Saturday evening, July 7, after a 13 hour trip from Massachusetts. It was a really nice week, but also more tiring than I expected. It’s taken until now for me to feel rested again, ready to get back into the old routine.

Or perhaps, it’s really that I haven’t wanted to get back into the old routine again… Continue reading

On Vacation!

Car Travel

Car Travel

Winnie and I are on vaction this week. We’ll be spending the first few days with Mom, at her house in New York. Thursday we’ll be heading over to Rhode Island to visit my dad’s side of the family, everyone who’s still in that area. Winnie has never met the family there yet, so it should be a good time.

Not much Internet access this week, and I wouldn’t have much time to write anyway. But I’ll be sure to post next week with stories and – hopefully – lots of great photos!