Friday, June 22, 2012


I'm sitting in the Minneapolis airport right now posting on my iPhone. It's amazing to me how convenient and connected technology has made our lives. One can debate whether it has enriched or detracted from how people used to live. I tend to side with the former part of that debate but, regardless, it is remarkable.

I really don't want to comment on technology today. Rather I want to state that I miss Charlie. I know he is in good hands with our great friends Anna, Russ, their daughter Vivi, and Charlie's canine friends Porter and Ollie.

Charlie has quickly become an integral part of our small family. When my alarm (which is on my iPhone by the way) went off this morning at 4:30, the morning was different because Charlie was not there to leap out of his bed, like he always does when my alarm goes off. I've become accustomed to him, his personality, and his pure devotion to us.

I know he is just a dog, but he is an important part of our life. As we were printing our boarding passes at the Lincoln airport, an option was to add a "special passenger". I commented to Michelle that Charlie would be a great special passenger. Michelle didn't think Charlie would like the plane. I think the opposite. Charlie would be elated with the entire flying experience. Maybe I'm wrong. I would like to think I'm right.


  1. I hope I'm not being shallow here when I say I'm a tad jealous that you are currently in the Land of Ten Thousand Lakes. Whether you're staying for a while or just passing through on a layover, I hope you enjoy your visit. And for what it's worth, I'm sure Charlie misses you too! :)

    1. Simon, I appreciate you following the blog and reading these posts. We are just passing through and spending our three hour layover in the airport. On another note, we were talking about planning a road trip to Texas and visiting places along the way. Michelle mentioned exploring Oklahoma. We were wondering if you would be interesting in hosting us for a day if we make this actually happen. We might even bring Charlie. It will not happen anytime soon as it will take some detailed planning. Anyway, thanks again and have a great Friday!