Today's blog is dedicated to my precious friends and family. I wish I could talk with each of you one-on-one. I'm taking on more responsibilities in my new job and find myself without enough minutes to do everything I would like to. Please forgive me for not being more personal. I do appreciate all the emails and well wishes for my family as we settle in Iowa. I don't think my wife has ever been so happy as she is now.
The next three months will be filled with chaos. I do thrive on this. I find myself surrounded with amazing people. They live next door to me. They attend my house of worship. They work alongside me in my new job. And they send well wishes from every continent. Today's story is dedicated to all the aunts, uncles, cousins, neighbors, friends, siblings, coworkers, and blog followers who have supported me throughout my life. I give honorable mention to my parents, living and deceased, who brought me into this world. I thank those close to my mother who share my stories with her since her life is dedicated to living 100% off-line. There is merit in personal contact. Unfortunately, I live so far away that this blog is the best I can do for now for my west coast friends and family.
I look forward to the day when I can meet with each of you in person. For those of you just joining me for the first time, including "Funny Boots," I would like to point you to my blog archive on the right margin. There are over 1,000 stories in this collection. If you would like to read my first memoir, "God's Black Sheep Squadron," click here to order it on Amazon. Thanks for the prayers. We are enjoying life in Iowa. The roller coaster is running at full speed. Oh, what a joy it is, this thing called life. Thanks for sharing the ride with me, even if it is a long distance relationship.
For those of you who are missing "Mulligan's Island" in the Midwest, I just found out my world-famous cousin, Mark Mulligan, is planning to bring the island to Iowa for his first-ever appearance in this great state. I hope to see you there on Wednesday, August 22. Aloha!