Monday, December 31, 2007


It seems like I was just sitting here writing my New Year's Resolutions for 2007, and already the year is over. Again, I am writing this 1 hour till Midnite. Where did the time go? I can't say that 2007 was unproductive. It was very successful to say the least. Jerome's grave was cleaned up and the family Celtic Cross was re-erected. That was a huge accomplishment, one that took two years, one that would not have been possible without the great collaboration of a group of people that believed in this quest. And the research... it's been endless, to the point where I've given soooooooooooooo many hours late at nite to find the answers to so many questions about Jerome's life and even his brother Daniel and Bernard's lives. More ironic points were found, such as the fact that Emma DeLong (wife to Lt. George W. DeLong of the Jeannette Expedition) shared the same birthday as me.

So I sit here with a sigh of relief and a sense of accomplishement. I feel the research is for the most part done. It's time to start writing.

2007 was a busy year. 2008 is now here. Time to slow down, and keep things simple. Do one thing at a time. "Pray, Hope, and Don't Worry" (thanks St. Pio).