Mother’s Day 2017

Happy Mother’s Day, 2017!

I truly hope you get to celebrate Mom, whether it is by visiting yours, or with family coming over to visit with you.

Around my world, Mother’s Day is very different this year.  Our eldest daughter is celebrating her first Mother’s Day this year.  Her daughter is just an absolute joy to be around, and I’m not just saying that because I’m a overly biased Grandpa.  Last month, she had her first big adventure, flying down to Florida to visit with her Daddy’s extended family.  Reports are that she charmed everyone on the flights.

We don’t get to see her as much as we would like, but we do see her quite a bit, and we truly cherish those times.  She is 8 and a half months old now, and already we wonder where the time has gone.

The walls and distance are too great to be able to see our other daughter and granddaughter.  Life will do that sometimes.  They say that Love Can Build a Bridge, and we hope that someday that bridge can be built, but until then we can only wait.  All I can do is continue to send my love to her and her daughter (and her father), and hope that they all know how much we love and miss them.

Then, we have a 9 year old running around our house.  As she navigates all the drama of Third Grade, as well as life in general, I truly wish I could fix it all.  But instead, all I can do is be her “Grampy” when she needs it most.

As for our Mom’s, my wife’s Mom passed away last month.  She had been in pain for a long time, but now her pain is gone and she is at peace.  While the family still mourns, we also continue to celebrate a life well lived.

My Mom got the news yesterday that her older brother had passed away that morning.  She had flown down to Texas last month to spend a week with him and his family, as cancer wreaked havoc on his body.  While his pain is now gone, the family is in mourning and adjusting.  Fortunately for my Mom, two of my siblings live next door to her, so she has that immediate support.  I am making plans to see her soon.

A lot has happened over the past year.  Much has changed in the Circle of Life, and that is as it should be.

I send out a huge “Thank You” to all Mom’s everywhere.  You are all loved.

Welcome to My World!

Welcome to my World!

Some of you know me, and some of you don’t.  That’s OK.  Please allow me to introduce myself.

Arthur Wyman
Arthur Wyman

I’m Arthur Wyman.  I’ve worked at many radio stations, most recently at WRMO/WBAN (93.7 & 94.1, the Wave) in Bar Harbor and Bangor, Maine, and sister stations WCYR and WGUY in Bangor.  When the stations were split-up and sold back in December, I was tasked with keeping the Bangor stations operating.

Of course, with new owners come changes, and I became one of those changes at the end of last week.

But… Don’t Cry for Me, Argentina.  Change is normal, and change is good (unless, of course, when it is you who loses your job).

Back before I started working at the Wave, I had been operating a website.  I spent a lot of time on it, had a blog, etc.  However, once I started at the Wave, I poured my heart and soul (and time) into the station.  With no where near enough available time, I knew I couldn’t keep the website up the way I wanted to, and so I closed it down.

Now, while I start the search for the next stop in my life, I find that I have the time to return to the world of the Internet Blog, where I will be able to continue to communicate with those who know me (as well as with those who don’t know me… yet).

Obviously, I have some work to do here.  This is a brand new website, after all, and I’ve just moved in with just the bare minimum.  This place still even has that “new paint” smell.  I’ll start moving in my stuff as quick as I can, and make it a place where we can get together to hang out.