There's not a lot going on with me right now. I don't mind. This is a good week to rest and plan and look around me to see what's out there. But I'm really enjoying the fact that my son, Danny, is in Germany, visiting his friend Cliff, who's there in the military. The first Christmas I ever spent away from family was back when I was 19, and I just happened to be in Germany too. I like the connection, and I also like the ability to connect we have now, that was missing then. Email, instant messaging, and phones make it easy for my kid to keep me up on what he's doing, and also keep him from feeling too far from home. We talked for a long time this morning, and I spent a lot of time looking through his pictures on Facebook. The world has changed a lot, but Germany still looks the same.
Here's Danny, with friends Jason and Cliff, who are both in the military. Jason just got back from Africa, and Cliff, who is a pilot, has to make a quick trip to Afghanistan in a few days. What a busy bunch of guys. This was the night they went to the Hoffbrau Haus in Munich. There aren't a lot of pictures after this, because Danny dropped his camera in his very big beer that night. It could happen to anyone. Probably happens all the time there...
Cool Thing Number Two - I've been published again. That's always fun. I have a simple how-to on CZs in the current issue of Glassline Magazine. Not a huge big deal, but still, published is published.
I guess that about covers it for now. Sorry to be so ho-hum. I'm not bored, but I am very relaxed. Hope you're enjoying this last little smidge of 2008. It was a hard year for me, but no hard feelings. In a couple of days, we get to start again.