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Great Kills Park radiation

I remember going there in the 70s. Going to the public beach that has been relocated west of where it was. Venturing into the Lower New York Bay water and feeling something pinch me, I never went into ocean water around here since. 348 more words

Random Thoughts


I know that I’m a week behind. I apologize if this has kept you up nights wondering if I would continue. Have no worries, my loves, I am here and fine. 1,153 more words


Largemouth Bass

We were waiting for Dick Bass. That was normal – waiting for Richard D. Bass: never-say-no human magnet, whirlwind of positive energy, Texas oil tycoon, builder of the Snowbird Resort in Utah, conceiver of the seven-summits project, first man to climb the highest mountain on all seven continents, and at that time (1985) the oldest man, at 55, to climb Everest. 1,053 more words

Personal History

Finding my roots

My parents were part of the first wave of Hong Kongers who moved to the UK in the late 1960s.  Like most of the people moving to the UK at the time, we are Hakka from the rural New Territories.   840 more words


The passing of years

When I was young I used to wonder why my parents talked about “the war” as if it was yesterday, or actually – still on. Now I’m older I understand. 357 more words

7 Winning Ways to Get Your Writing and Book Marketing Done

Today I’m looking at winter pictures to keep cool as the temperature is way up there and with the humidity feels even higher. Note to travelers: if you plan on visiting southern Ontario, come in spring or fall, unless you love heat. 964 more words

Writing Tips

Becoming the Family Storycatcher, Part 6: Getting It Done

Photo courtesy of mirsasha via Flickr.

This post concludes our series, which has walked you through the process of creating a family history project. Now that we’ve edited our interview material into a story that relates to our narrator’s life, it’s time to consider how we will deliver the book, audio program, video or scrapbook to its intended audience. 1,019 more words

Personal History