05 October 2008 by Published in: General News 5 comments

Waves off Ocracoke There is simply nothing like the sound of the ocean. It’s a sound that is at once relaxing, reaffirming, and tantalizing. There are times when just hearing the sound of the waves crashing into the shore are what I need to get myself back in kilter and back in balance.

Due to job fluctuations and having to pay for care for my parents, Susan and I haven’t had a vacation since May 2006. Until now, that is. We’re in the Outer Banks of North Carolina this week, staying in a beach front house with some friends. I spent about an hour just flying a kite on the beach today. It was great therapy.

Other than to speak to the OBX Civil War Roundtable on Tuesday night, I am neither working nor doing anything Civil War while I’m here. This is about rest and recharging batteries, so don’t expect to hear from again until we get back to Ohio a week from today.

Enjoy the respite from me while I enjoy the respite from the world.

And go PHILLIES!!!!! Scridb filter


  1. Sun 05th Oct 2008 at 7:43 pm

    Enjoy! Have a mind julip with Splenda. Wish I’d had more time to spend out that way.

  2. Steve Basic
    Mon 06th Oct 2008 at 12:42 am


    Flying a kite?? Is there video of this unnatural phenomena? ๐Ÿ™‚ Enjoy, and congrats to the your Phillies advancing to the NLCS. ๐Ÿ™‚


  3. Don
    Mon 06th Oct 2008 at 12:23 pm


    Enjoy the time to relax. I realize that it’s vacation, but if you’re an early riser the sunrises are awesome on the Banks.


  4. Randy
    Wed 08th Oct 2008 at 8:59 am

    Welcome to the Old North State. Enjoy.


  5. Jim Epperson
    Wed 08th Oct 2008 at 7:47 pm

    Eric: A number of comments:

    (1) I agree about the relaxing virtues of a vacation on a beach. We’ve done it “up north” on Lake Superior, and also down South on Alabama’s Gulf Coast near Fort Morgan. Always a lot of fun. Although it is disconcerting in a “stilt house” to get into bed at the end of the day and realize the wind is causing the entire structure to sway. It really spooked out then 7 yr old daughter.

    (2) Congrats to the Phillies.

    (3) When you get back, check out post #36257 on CWDG. I really want your thoughts on this.



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