t2 tankers and the “polar bear/pineapple run”

There has been quite a bit of interest in my earlier post about the World-War-II era T2 tankers I worked on in the 1960s and 1970s. So I’ve added more technical information about the T2 tankers to that post, which can be found under the category ships in this blog. But I would also like to […]

tom’s birthday

Tom’s birthday is coming up later this week, and I’ve been experiencing thoughts and images of the day he was born. I was 20 at the time, a midshipman at the California Maritime Academy, and I had just returned from a training cruise to Brazil. I had been gone for several months, with little news […]

more ancestors: the peck family

Pictured above is Jesse Truesdell Peck, grandson of the earlier Jesse Peck, mentioned previously in this blog, who had served under George Washington in the revolutionary war. Jesse Truesdell Peck was the son of Luther Peck, and the brother of Anna Peck, Tom’s 4th great grandmother. All five of Luther Peck’s sons became Methodist ministers, […]

city lights

This evening I took another walk up the hill to the east, but when I got to the top of Lone Pine Road I kept going up the dirt road toward the new subdivision. There was just enough glow left from the after-sunset twilight to find my way along the road through the empty lots […]