The Escape

Written: July 17, 2016 Yesterday, I had a new experience in life — I participated in escaping from a room with a group of ten people. I did this because it was my sister’s birthday, and I wouldn’t want to do anything to damper her birthday — and I had fun, I must admit. However, … More The Escape

The Road Trip

Written: July 5, 2016 I have to post one more last picture before I stop talking about my weekend. This is of Nathan Ghattas, my traveling partner, my son. When I made plans to travel so many months ago, Nathan willingly agreed to go — no clue of what was ahead. I’ve dragged him through … More The Road Trip

Missing Fathers

Written: June 19, 2016 Though I know I’m not the only one missing my dad this Father’s Day, I realized only just yesterday that on this particular Father’s Day both my boys and myself would both be experiencing the first Father’s Day without our father. Wow, that came as a shock. While I’ve enjoyed 52 … More Missing Fathers

Another Good-bye

Written May 15, 2016 It’s been a hard week, as we’ve said goodbye to my dad, Tom Brown. As the five of his children were together, with grandchildren and great grandchildren too numerous to count, my brother Steve Brown made the comment that the five of us all remember Dad in a different way, as we lived … More Another Good-bye


Written: Jan. 24, 2016 I am beginning to put materials in order to try to write about the adventures of Raouf Ghattas in some form. I’m already finding that I get distracted easily, such as the 20 minutes I just took in looking through the list my dad still had of all the stuff we … More Stuff