This blog is absolutely selfish. Early June 2016 I moved with my wife, Lesa, and 13-year-old son, Lane, to Avon, NC, on Hatteras Island, part of a series of islands jutting out into the Atlantic Ocean. The bigger area is generally known as the Outer Banks. The only purpose is to record my experiences and perceptions so that I can have something to look back on, sort of like a journal. If my sons happen to be interested, that’s a bonus. All are welcome to read, but please bear in mind this is not rocket science. I’m sure I will often make mistakes. I like to write. I’m the son of a writer/editor. I’m giving it a shot.