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Life & Events > What's New, You Ask?

What's New, You Ask?

Even though I drop in to mybloggers every once in a while, I haven't blogged. Red's update inspired me.

It's been a very busy summer. For me, it's golf 5 days a week, yard and garden work, firewood gathering, reading, etc. Still jogging. I'm "in training" for a 5k run next weekend (Aug 24). I could be the oldest person in the field (70). Doctor said I was good to go.

Family okay. Father still kicking at 95. One (of two) sister beat breast cancer.
My oldest daughter from Honduras was here this summer, with family. Always nice to see her.
Second oldest (38) is expecting her first child Oct. 1. Mixed race, but I'm happy for her (Sac. Calif).
Third oldest daughter (Emily) is EXTREMELY busy with the farm life, raising 2 kids (4 and 1), working part time (dental hygienist). Their "organic" vegetable farm has exploded to nearly 40 acres (my land). Check 'em out at Silverthorn-farm.com (Rossville IN). I've helped in one way or another all spring and summer. It's been hard, but fun.

I never hear from my 30 year old son from Santa Cruz CA., but I think he's doing fine.

I didn't do any "wilderness volunteer" trips this year, since I was saving up for "hiking the Greek islands" with Sierra Club Sept 23-Oct 6. Looking forward to that, of course. I just hope all my duties here at home can be put on hold.
By the way, no women or pets in my life. Still "solitaire"!
So long for now.

posted on Aug 17, 2013 5:19 AM ()


I have friends who have been to Greece and love it. I hope it works out for you. Opa! Glad the organic farm is coming along. That is an ambitious project. Please keep us posted on your news. It is always good to see a new post from you so we know you are still around.
comment by boots586 on Sept 19, 2013 1:06 PM ()
Darn! I read this just before MyBloggers was moved to a new server. I thought I left a comment about how good it was to hear from you. Maybe I closed my browser again before hitting 'send'? Your family has a healthy survival rate.
comment by dragonflyby on Aug 30, 2013 12:43 AM ()
Lots of good news and love the farm stuff! We moved to the windward coast of O'ahu and have started our own little farm. Got 6 chickens, 2 chinese quail, and a dog. We are growing: Avocados, Lychee, Date, Banana, Lilikoi, Papaya, Kaffir Lime, Lemongrass, Hawaiian Chili Peppers, Rosemary, Tomato, strawberry, Thai Ginger, Aloe, green onions & cilantro!
comment by panthurdreams on Aug 22, 2013 10:31 AM ()
Very exotic foods you're growing! Neat.
reply by solitaire on Aug 25, 2013 4:57 AM ()
Tomorrow looks to be a good day, am going to get out of this house for a drive 300ks round trip to nieces place last cupla months have been ######
comment by kevinshere on Aug 20, 2013 12:30 AM ()
Nothing like being "on the road". ENjoy.
reply by solitaire on Aug 20, 2013 4:40 AM ()
I'm thoroughly jealous about you going to Greece. But, I did go to Hawaii for a week in July. Kona. It was amazing. Stood in the crater of an active volcano. I was depressed to come home. :( I'm still running and have done a few 10ks and Color Me Rad 5k (with my son!), and a half marathon coming up Sept.15. My garden is doing amazing this year, I have TONS of kale and greens.
comment by crazylife on Aug 19, 2013 9:18 PM ()
Hey Kiddo, great to hear from you. I probably did that same Kilauea hike you did when I was doing a Wilderness Volunteer trip several years ago. Amazing. Glad you're still running and gardening. I get much pleasure out of doing them. Try as I did, I couldn't find anyone to go with me to Greece. Their loss! Hope I don't get ill.
reply by solitaire on Aug 20, 2013 4:39 AM ()
Sounds like mostly good news! Good luck on the run!
comment by jjoohhnn on Aug 17, 2013 2:24 PM ()
Thanks John. No more "runs" after this one. Nothing to prove.
reply by solitaire on Aug 18, 2013 5:45 AM ()
It was nice talking with you.Mike did most just listen we had you on the speaker.
Enjoy the island.You are going to love.Good Greek food there.Oh!not sure your take on this.
Surely they must have something for you.Your on a holiday and just fest up and eat.
comment by fredo on Aug 17, 2013 10:02 AM ()
Greek food is one of the reasons I'm going! I love Mediterranean food. I have other reasons for going besides food, however. Enjoy your Fall trip to Central America.
reply by solitaire on Aug 18, 2013 5:44 AM ()
Nice to hear everything's good.
comment by nittineedles on Aug 17, 2013 9:58 AM ()
Hope all is well with you, too!
reply by solitaire on Aug 18, 2013 5:41 AM ()
So busy! I love it. 40 acres of farming, kudos! I am just happy I am getting tomatoes this year. Oh and I have to google how to know when it's ok to pick a cucumber. I actually got one!
comment by kristilyn3 on Aug 17, 2013 8:10 AM ()
Glad to hear you're gardening. Cucumbers are the one thing I don't grow. Never liked them. I "pickle" zucchini instead. How's the family?
reply by solitaire on Aug 18, 2013 5:40 AM ()
comment by jondude on Aug 17, 2013 7:43 AM ()
Nice to hear from you. You're going to love the Greek islands. Keep us in the loop.
comment by tealstar on Aug 17, 2013 6:13 AM ()
Really looking forward to Greece, but not the flights. Too cramped for too long. I get claustrophobic. Hope all is well with you.
reply by solitaire on Aug 18, 2013 5:39 AM ()
Always good to hear from you, Randy. Hiking the Greek islands sounds like a stupendous adventure!! No "women or pets," eh? Are you lumping them into the same category?
comment by steeve on Aug 17, 2013 6:10 AM ()
The doctor thought I should have a pet. Theoretically, single people live longer if they have a pet. I've considered it, but.....
reply by solitaire on Aug 18, 2013 5:37 AM ()

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