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June Foray Documentary

Jan 18, 2013 - 0 comments

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The attached photo was taken at a reception 16 January 2013 during the reception preceding the screening of a documentary about her life and work, which was done by Gavin Freitas.  The photo was taken by Dave Nimitz.

Article at Mark Evanier's site about the event.

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3 weeks in...

Sep 15, 2012 - 2 comments

Well, yesterday (14 Sept 2012) was the end of Anita's 3rd week in the new job for the US Navy in southern Maryland, also her 1st payday.

She seems to be settling in there okay, but real estate is a BIG sticker shock.  Looks like we'll be spending twice what we did in 1996 to get something comparable.

Hope to join her in 3 - 4 weeks, might even have a job at one of the stores my employer has in the area.

Changes coming...

Mar 03, 2012 - 2 comments

Friday we had two big pieces of news, which will mean positive life changes for Anita and me.

I got word that my academic petition to return to my old college, where I started, but failed to earn a Bachelor's degree (over 30 years ago) will readmit me as a non-traditional, long distance student to complete the 3 classes I need.  One of my former professors has been acting as my adviser.

AND, Anita accepted a tentative job offer from the US Navy to work at the Portsmouth Naval Yard in Kittery, Maine.  The process is still a couple of months away from completion, and she is hoping for a counter offer from a different branch of the Navy to work with aircraft programs at the Air Station in Patuxent River, Maryland.

Pip and Anita, good prospects...

Feb 18, 2012 - 2 comments
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As I may have mentioned, my wife has been healing from Service Related disabilities for quite some times, particularly PTSD from her experiences during the 1st Gulf War (and from sexual harassment by fellow officers, I believe).

The Circle of Change program, which pairs wounded Veterans and rescued Dogs; it helps the Vets see a way they can trust and be whole again and the dogs are re-socialized so they can go to homes again...this has been the key to Anita's healing.

She is looking for work again after a 14 year lay off.  The prospects look pretty good that by summer we will be living much closer to our families in New England.

Her healing has enabled me to talk about and deal with the aftermath of a fatal incident in which I was involved over 27 years ago while I was in the USAF Reserve.  I was able to finally tell her about it just after Thanksgiving.

Trying to be strong for her all these years, I kept things bottled up: have been through depression, anxiety attacks, and the stress possibly helped trigger my heart problem.

The healing has started for me, too.

Miss Teia Honey has been my therapy animal, from where she was when we first took her in to where she is now (came 1/3 of the way down the hall this morning, but scooted back to her bowl by her room before I could get a snapshot) has helped me through some pretty rough patches.

...and, the friendliness with which I have been received here at MedHelp, that, too, has been of great aid to me.  Thanks you all.