Hehe… I didn’t think I’d spend New Years Eve at my third office: The Sky Club at LAX. I somewhat like it here. It’s open and airy like home. You have a good view of the tarmac. It’s got a Aeron chair and enough food to just keep ya alive. The Australians have better beer... Continue Reading →
After a number of weeks in physical therapy, I was finally cleared to start light hiking again. I was excited about going up to Purisma Creek Redwoods to go hiking. Ben suggested it because there was a section of trail that was fairly gentle, but still a beautiful place to go enjoy the outdoors. I... Continue Reading →
I'm enrolled in physical therapy down south so I had to jet out of the office a bit early today to catch the 5 pm train back home. As I was boarding the train, I just caught the last few rays of daylight. From October to March I usually count the daylight by which train... Continue Reading →
Sometimes in life you truly are surprised. This was a fully packed weekend: rodeo, the motorcycle show, and then celebrating Canadian Thanksgiving. Mark and Kari are great friends of mine. Mark married Kari, who is Canadian. As I’ve come to know her, I’ve been learning lots about our bretheren to the north. Canada is a... Continue Reading →
Many people, many videos, one story Wow a year went by fast... This post on Moby's blog reminded me about National Coming Out Day. The Trevor Project focuses on teenagers who are struggling with their sexual orientation. Dan Savage, a Seattle newspaper columnist, launched a campaign called "It Gets Better" were adults could contribute a... Continue Reading →
I'll be the first to say I was raised a Southern guy. I can remember sitting in AP history class listening to Celeste Boemker talk about state's rights. In history class we had to learn all of the amendments, especially those in the Bill of Rights. Mrs. Boemker spent a fair amount of time on... Continue Reading →
Danke Schön Somehow, saying goodbye never gets any easier. I can remember hearing as a little kid that my grandmother passed. My dad came into the room where we were watching TV and told us that grandmother would no longer be with us anymore. Looking back on it, it was clear that I really didn’t... Continue Reading →
Scouting has been a large part of growing up for me. I joined the Cub Scouts as a "Webelos". It's an acronym meaning "We'll Be Loyal Scouts." A year later with the Arrow of Light I became a Boy Scout. I spent all of junior high and high school in the same troop. We had... Continue Reading →
Every so often a song will resonate with me. I'm a firm believer that good country music is all about storytelling. We each have experiences in our lives that are not unique to us but a part of the larger fabric of humanity. I was listening to the song Guinevere and the experience of the... Continue Reading →
Chihuahuas and I almost never get along. This one however seemed to be the exception to the rule. I thought the cozy feeling in this photo really came out.
This song is just awesome. It always puts me in a great mood even when life sucks! It reminds me of home when I was out on the lake for the weekend.
This video just makes me laugh... whether in the office building software out out on the road leading a ride.....
When I moved out to California, I decided not to fly home for Thanksgiving as its a long flight and Christmas is just around the corner. When attending a Thanksgiving dinner out here, I wanted to bring a dessert with me that was reflective of home. I decided to make Pecan Pie. Never having made... Continue Reading →
When I first moved out to California some 11 years ago, I had just about nothing. After a few nights of sleeping on the floor with my camping gear I headed over to SleepTrain to acquire something more comfortable than my Thermarest from REI. After sitting on a few beds and $1000 later, I was... Continue Reading →
Each time I fly it seems the airlines are more and more like other forms of public transit. A number of years ago food used to be complimentary. Then you had the option to buy it. Now it is just soda and peanuts only. The same sort of policies came along for baggage. Now all... Continue Reading →
For the past few months I've been reading this Easternesqe book of wisdom called "Wabi Sabi: the Art of Everyday Life". One of the things that resonated with me was this quote concerning aloneness: [quote]"Language has created the word 'loneliness' to describe the pain of being alone. And it has created the word 'solitude' to... Continue Reading →
Wow... Time does pass so fast. I've been finding myself taking a step back and realizing that it is not so much that I feel old, but just reassessing how fast time passes. I used to remember in school that a week was a really LONG time... now weeks seem to slide into one another... Continue Reading →
Sabbatical is becoming a more distant memory. I’m back at work and in the swing of things again. We just announced the availability of the project I’m working on: Flex 2. It’s only in the alpha stage, but we’re releasing it on the web via Macromedia Labs. Also the Department of Justice approved our merger... Continue Reading →
If there is one thing I hate to do, it's pack. I'm absolutely one of those types who likes to procrastinate to the last possible moment and then try to cram it all in. Given that I was going to be gone for six weeks and not just a weekend, I tried to be a... Continue Reading →