Writing through it all

I really try to believe in the saying that the universe (or God, depending on your belief system) only gives you as many challenges as you can handle. In Christianity, the story of Job is often used to illustrate this point. I am not a religious person, but this story of God testing the faithContinue reading “Writing through it all”

If this writing thing doesn’t work out…

It’s always good to have a back-up plan. So, if this whole writing thing doesn’t go as well as hoped, then I think I might become a professional baker, gift-maker, and fundraiser! We just held the Rock Springs Humane Society’s first annual Holiday Market yesterday and though it was a lot of work, it wasContinue reading “If this writing thing doesn’t work out…”

Giving Props

In today’s street jargon, “giving someone props” is to give them recognition, often by bumping knuckles. In the aviation history circles I’m running with these days, though, “props” are “propellers” – so it seems kind of fitting to use the term to say thanks to my colleagues’ ongoing support. As many of you know, IContinue reading “Giving Props”

The life of a field engineer’s wife

I thought it was tough when Doug was away at training in Houston, TX and Kellyville, OK for two weeks. It turns out that when a field engineer is out in the field it’s actually much easier on his or her family. When the field engineer is at home, chaos reigns. This isn’t Doug’s fault.Continue reading “The life of a field engineer’s wife”

The Writing Life in Wyoming

I’ve heard from a few people that it sounds as if my life is full of activities … not to do with my writing. Alas, that is largely true. It was very hard to stay focused last summer when we were bouncing from place to place, not really knowing when our impending move would actuallyContinue reading “The Writing Life in Wyoming”

10 Photos That Changed Canada

Last Thursday The Beaver, Canada’s National History Magazine, launched its August/September issue at the National Archives in Ottawa, ON. This issue featured “10 Photos That Changed Canada” and I was lucky enough to be invited to the unveiling and to meet with the photographers. The Beaver’s editor, Mark Reid, convened a panel of Canadian photographyContinue reading “10 Photos That Changed Canada”

Not the Busiest Beaver

As of yesterday we are back in Toronto, Onterrible (as my friend, Patricia calls it) for about a week. I had such high hopes for our time in the Ottawa area. Not only was I going to be incredibly productive, but I was going to also take advantage of access to cottages and lakes toContinue reading “Not the Busiest Beaver”