Mrs. Thomson and I just returned from our annual spring scuba diving trip to an undisclosed location featuring some of the best coral reefs in the western hemisphere. As in previous years, we traveled with good friends, enjoyed good times, and dined on good food. The fish were pretty neat too. Here is a yellow-headed jawfish with a mouthful of eggs. No, he’s not eating them. That’s how the species carries its offspring until they hatch. This specimen is about 10 centimeters long, and yes, I took the picture.
But now, we’re back to reality. I’ve begun the process of revising Ashes of Empire: Imperial Twilight while Mrs. Thomson returned to her day job. At least the weather did a quick turnaround while we were away. We went from jacket and sweatshirt temperatures to t-shirt season in the space of a week. Last night, I even fired up the Big Green Egg for the first time in 2019 and grilled some chicken souvlaki skewers while enjoying a cold beer on the patio. Life is good!