Earning my Junior Jet Club wings.

The first time I ever flew on an airplane, I was 6 years old.  I flew British Airways from NYC to London and Lufthansa from London to Stuttgart. For many years my mother went to Germany for about 6 weeks, every year,  to see Oma and Opa, and she always took one of us kids…

Peanut butter for the Spirits.

When I was a kid, our parents used to vacation in Upper Michigan every August. We would go camping, fishing, hunt for agates on the beach (Lake Superior) and visit places like Copper Harbor (and the copper mines), Tahquamenon Falls, Whitefish Bay (the Edmund Fitzgerald sank roughly 17 miles from here), the locks at Sault…