Warren, my youngest son at 24, is a Marine lieutenant.
He just spent 18 months in Okinawa and is currently somewhere
on the Syrian border in Iraq. You can imagine how I feel. So please
send good thoughts his way and to his men also. He is more worried
about his men than he is about himself. He leads a platoon of
32 men, all between the ages of 19 and 22. Sixteen of them are
married and 4 have infant children.
Hugh, Warren and Pukin
Darin is 26 and is about the opposite in every
way from his brother. He has lived in Brazil and traveled to Thailand
and Costa Rica on his own. He has done lots of interesting work,
his favorite being an assistant at a Montessori school for 4 and
5 year olds. He just took a job on Orcas Island, one of the most
beautiful spots in America, as a naturalist at a state park.
Sons Darin and Warren
Pikun is a Thai classical musician, has taught
Thai here in Seattle, and is now working with me on our import
business. We spend lots of time going to villages in Thailand
looking for interesting things to import.
We have been married for 34 years. What a “long
strange trip it’s been”.
I really don’t have a clue what I will do next.
Hugh and Pukin on vacation in the south of Thailand