Entries from May 2008

Introducing Markus Gregory

Date May 31, 2008

On April 11th, Markus Gregory joined the family as my nephew, making Alana an older cousin. He lives in Brooklyn with my brother and sister-in-law and their cool dog, Petey. We are all pretty excited to get to meet him, which will likely happen in the fall. Grandma Pam and Grandpa Bob are getting to [...]

Benton’s Belated 9th Birthday Party

Date May 31, 2008

With Easter and Spring Break overlapping in late March, Benton’s 9th birthday was celebrated in Virginia at Grandma Marilyn’s house with my cousin, a great aunt, and other friends and family. It just wasn’t going to pan out to have a birthday party with his school friends at that time. So, by the time we [...]

Gilligan on the AT Revisited: 31-May-1993

Date May 31, 2008

This is a 5-month long series of blog posts that are the entries in my journals written on most evenings as I hiked the Appalachian Trail in 1993. The journal entry appears first — indented — and then any additional commentary from my 15-years-removed perspective follows. 5/31/93 – Mon. I forgot to mention that Justin [...]

Snoozing Baby Fawns

Date May 30, 2008

After spending Friday night of Memorial Day weekend busy on many fronts (Tim with Benton at his season opening double-header baseball games and I, with Alana and Carson, helping to host a block party for 30 or so neighbors.) We got up on Saturday, packed up, and headed to the farm in West Virginia. We [...]

Gilligan on the AT Revisited: 30-May-1993

Date May 30, 2008

This is a 5-month long series of blog posts that are the entries in my journals written on most evenings as I hiked the Appalachian Trail in 1993. The journal entry appears first — indented — and then any additional commentary from my 15-years-removed perspective follows. 5/30/93 – Sun. I am breaking with my habit [...]

Then and Now: Raspberry Fingers

Date May 29, 2008

Alana at dinner recently: Benton in 2001 at age 2 and a half: What is it about raspberries that makes kids think they are the perfect finger-ornament?

Carpet Cleaning

Date May 29, 2008

The family room remodel is not yet completed. The carpet is in, but I am awaiting the scheduling of the install. It should be completed by next week, but Tim is not holding his breath. I, for one, am glad that my procrastination (well not really procrastination- let’s just call it my inability to make [...]

Gilligan on the AT Revisited: 29-May-1993

Date May 29, 2008

This is a 5-month long series of blog posts that are the entries in my journals written on most evenings as I hiked the Appalachian Trail in 1993. The journal entry appears first — indented — and then any additional commentary from my 15-years-removed perspective follows. 5/29/93 – Sat It was an easy day today. [...]

Gilligan on the AT Revisited: 28-May-1993

Date May 28, 2008

This is a 5-month long series of blog posts that are the entries in my journals written on most evenings as I hiked the Appalachian Trail in 1993. The journal entry appears first — indented — and then any additional commentary from my 15-years-removed perspective follows. 5/28/93 – Fri. Today was M.I.T.’s commencement. At some [...]

Gilligan on the AT Revisited: 27-May-1993

Date May 27, 2008

This is a 5-month long series of blog posts that are the entries in my journals written on most evenings as I hiked the Appalachian Trail in 1993. The journal entry appears first — indented — and then any additional commentary from my 15-years-removed perspective follows. 5/27/93 – Thur. Ah, where to begin? I’ll save [...]