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A Senior Moment on a Son’s 21st Birthday
William Realon
April 11, 2009


On time, we all have our own many ways of marking it. As a former soldier, I used to measure time by the number of tours of duty, which usually run from 2-3 years at a time and each tour reminds me of personal significant events. My son was born towards the end of my first overseas assignment in 1988, as the cold war was winding down. Our daughter, a generation from Desert Storm homecoming, came along four years later on my second tour of duty in Germany. My wife seems to have programmed herself to lay her eggs in the same nest.
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After 23+ years of counting military assignments, somehow I have lost track of time. Time has caught me by surprise as I first realized it when Kevin left for college three years ago after he turned 18.
Hooked on Fishing
William Realon
March 8, 2009


Give a man a fish and he will live for a day; teach a man in Alaska how to fish and he will drink beer and fish all day,” a bumper sticker that makes a mockery of an old adage, done in humor but rings a bit of truth among diehard fishermen in Alaska.

In a place where more than half of the year is cold dark winter and spring and fall are just ephemeral intervals of the seasons, people eagerly look forward to the long days of a rather very short summer. But summer seems to have skipped in 2008. Marked with mostly wet and chilly days, this year’s summer maybe one of the coldest ever recorded. Yet, for the diehard outdoorsmen
MoreCity under the Midnight Sun
William Realon

When Elton John belted out his rendition of his famous 'Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me,' at the...
MoreFond Memories of the Holy Week in Magsingal
William Realon

Candlelights flicker from every window and sometimes on the fences as they faintly brighten the unpaved dusty streets where people...

    William Realon

     
    William Realon
     
    Hometown: Magsingal, Ilocos Sur

    We immigrated to the US in 1981 and settled in Kauai, Hawaii where I joined the United States Army the same year. I retired from the Army after 23+ years, 11 years of which were spent in Heidelberg, Kaiserslautern, and Stuttgart, Germany - my best times in the Army.

    The rest of my tours were in New York, Maryland, Hawaii, the Middle East, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Alaska, where my family and I settled, at least for the time being.

    After retirement, I was hired by the same organization, US Army Alaska, that I worked for as a soldier.

    I now work as the budget analyst for the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division (Light). I have been married to the former Milagros Sajor from Cabugao, Ilocos Sur for 22 years. Kids - Kevin, 20, who's a chemical engineering major at University of Washington, and Kristine, 16, a junior at East High School.
    More100 global journalists discussed peace journalism at the Conference for Global Peace Media Network in 3rd Annual Commemoration of the WARP Summit
    Marilie Bomediano

    Journalists Advocate Commitment to Building Peace in Our Times
     

     
    In the climate of nuclear war threats, ballistic missile programs, neo-militarism, terrorism and violent extremism, HWPL global journalists re-united last Sept 17-19 at the 3rd WARP SUMMIT PRESSCON in Seoul, Korea....
    MorePHILIPPINE-LUXEMBOURG SOCIETY EXTENDS ITS HELPING HANDS TO SEVERAL CHARITABLE PROJECTS IN THE PHILIPPINES
    Cecille Capacete Hurst

    The Philippines–Luxembourg Society (PLS) was founded in 1986 as a non-profit organization with the aim to promote friendship and cultural ties between the peoples of the Philippines and Luxembourg, and to manage charity projects in favor of the less privileged in the Philippines....
     
    MoreWe are VERY THANKFUL! – FBL Canada Turkey Ball 2017
    Emar Sy

    FBL Canada cemented its status as the newest prime movers in the basketball with the successful staging of the 2017...
    MoreTHE 4TH CONFERENCE PAL- KALAYAAN VOLLEYBALL OPEN CUP 2017 IN JEDDAH
    Maki de  Guzman

    FIRST WIN FOR JUH-UGAFCO (MENS DIVISION) WITH TOMODACHI-KFAFH/ KAMC LADY SPIKERS & SAUDI GERMAN HOSPITAL (WOMENS DIVISION)
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    MoreFil-Oz Liverpool, VAA Inc. and APCO Inc. attend the 19th Children’s Festival of Sydney
    Richard J. Ford

     It was such a beautiful sunny day that echoed what will be a great event at Paul Keating Park, next...
     
    More`CON AMOR’ FOUNDATION B0ARD MEMBERS VISIT PROJECTS IN PHILIPPINES
    By: Orquidia. Valenzuela,  as reported by Myrla Danao

    Businessman Jaap van Dijke, chairman and two board members, Myrla Danao and Dr. John Deen of Con Amor foundation in...
    MoreArt Creations
    Vicente Collado Jr.

    Welcome!

    Many believe formal training is a prerequisite to quality in painting. Not a few will agree with me one can...
    MoreTHE CHILDREN IN DON MANUEL GK VILLAGE
    Orquidia Valenzuela Flores

    Sixty-three children from age three to six years, in the very poor community of Don Manuel village in Barangay...
    MoreHistory of the Filipino Community in the Netherlands
    Orquidia Flores-Valenzuela

    Every story has a beginning and our story begins when a Cavitena accompanied her aunt to sail to another continent....
     
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