Mission accomplished

Hey, I’m home again, and exhausted after a long day of travel. We accomplished much, however.

Here’s Skatje and Iliana (she’s in the pink raincoat with bunny ears) at La Push, Washington. It was a perfect day: overcast grey skies, a continuous drizzle of rain, and gusty winds blowing off the ocean. This is one of my favorite places on Earth, and it was a delightful day with all conditions exactly as I would have dreamed for.

The major goal of the trip was to see Connlann promoted to Major. It has been done.

For him, what this means is a whole bunch of new responsibilities. He’s part of the army response team handling the integration of tens of thousands of Afghan people into the United States, and last we left him he was preparing for a mission to airports out east. It turns out that if you need a sudden surge of people needing food and shelter, the Army is the outfit with all the tools to do that.

Now my mission is not accomplished: I have to rewire my brain and buckle down to preparing for classes tomorrow.


  1. Reginald Selkirk says

    You attended your son’s military promotion, and you didn’t go with your hair “high and tight”? Hippie freak.

  2. birgerjohansson says

    Conga rats for the promotion. And I see Skatje is introducing Iliana to her Deep One cousins under the waves.
    If a student shows up without a mask you should enforce a new rule: non-maskers will have to hand-feed the scariest-looking spiders in the University. And the scorpions (If you don’t have any, get some).
    Speaking of classes- it is really important to keep reading the Torah, because the Kabbalah says without the sounds of hebrew letters the universe will cave in (In this regard, the Torah tops both the bible and the koran).

  3. magistramarla says

    Congratulations to Connlann, from an Air Force Officer’s wife.
    So glad that he’s doing the good work of helping to settle the Afghan refugees.

  4. says

    Congratulations, Connlann! Now you, like your father, have tenure! (Promotion to O-4 guarantees tenure on good conduct to a full twenty years and retirement. It’s part of the military’s up-or-out system adopted after Vietnam.)

  5. davidc1 says

    Congrats ,lets hope the Afghan’s coming to America get a better reception than the ones headed for GB .
    Having said that ,some people have offered to take some into their homes .

  6. mmason0071 says

    Congratulations to Connlann. Wasn’t it nice to go to the beach in August wearing a coat. None of those nasty, warm, sunny beaches here in Washington.