"If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away."   - Henry David Thoreau

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Getting Started

Well kids, this will be my first post. I figure it's a good time to get started. Christine and I will be leaving for our new home (for two years at least) in Tarsus, Turkey, where I'll be teaching English reading, writing, and speaking to Turkish students at Tarsus American College. I'm pretty excited about this since I discovered in my first year of retirement that I needed to do something new and exciting rather than sit around the house, so I'm off to this new adventure in the Middle East. I recently returned from a fantastic two month trip to Spain and France. I spent five weeks hiking across northern Spain to the city of Santiago. There Christine met me in front of the Cathedral of St. James (as we had planned) on a chilly and rainy morning. We then had the time of our lives traveling together in Spain and France for three and a half weeks before returning home from Barcelona, Spain. I think I'll write more about all of this, especially my thoughts and experiences hiking alone in Spain, in the near future. For now, I'll close and try to learn more about what I'm doing with this blog. Take Care, Mike


  1. Looks good! Can't wait to see more!

  2. Hey Mike, look forward to reading your experiences! Our prayers are with you and Christine!