She’s here!

Kerry arrived this afternoon. I’ll say one thing – the girl travels light! Here she is carrying ALL of her luggage. Amazing. She’s been here only a few hours, and I’m happy to report that I can put away the antacid – my nerves are returning to normal. It’s clear already that we’re going to Read More

Happy Cinco de Mayo

Even though it’s getting late, I have to take a moment to give a very stong recommendation to a fabulous restaurant. Our good friends Tom and Julie recommended that we celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Dona Tomas None of us had ever eaten there before. We were not disppointed. Dona Tomas is outstanding. Highly recommended! Read More

Follow-up to Bad Day Below

Tthis story is just too amazing to miss. Unbelievable!!! Climber who amputated own arm describes ordeal Read More

Little Fluffy Clouds

A site seldom seen in the bay area – magnificent display of cumulus congestus. (Yes, I looked it up.) These images were captured by Steve Fossum from the ferry on the San Francisco Bay.    Read More

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Robbie Returns!

Our dear friend and neighbor Robbie is back from more than a month in Bali. She had such a wonderful time that claims she’s ready to move there. (Make sure you have a guest bedroom for Jim and Kelly!) She took an Esalen massage class at the Melati Cottages in Ubud, Bali. Now, in order Read More

It’s Derby Day!

One of Kelly’s favorite days of the year. Here she is – margarita in hand cheering on Buddy Gil. Does he have a chance? We’ll see… She also mentioned Peace Rules. Of course, neither of us ever picks a winner. Read More

So, You Think You Had a Bad Day?

Colorado climber who amputated his arm had no other choice, rescuer says Read More

Virtual Tours

If you have never clicked on my Virtual Tours link – do it now. If you’re interested, I used four different cameras in the making of these, but just one piece of software – PhotoVista – dataing back to the days when it was part of John Scully’s Live Picture. (Later it was owned by Read More

My way-before-Christmas wish-list

I know – it’s a bit early, but I just saw this this little beauty. I want one! (Maybe I should buy one for my wife – wink, wink.) Read More

A Bird in the Han

Sorry, I just could not resist… It was just too obvious. You see, I just met my new neighbor Han, and Han just met Orion. Han and his charming girlfriend came over after work tonight. They seem like a teriffic addition to our building. He keeps the streets of Santa Clara safe at night and Read More

Time for a Change…

I did it! my blog is now my home page. I never touch the pages on my old web site any more, so I figured it was time. If you’re looking for old links, you’ll find most of them on the left hand side of this page. Hope you enjoy the new look. Read More

Dashe Winery

Well, what a nice surprise! Looking for an excuse to get out of the house on a gorgeous day in the Bay Area, we decided to make a wine run to Rosenblum Cellars – one of our favorite stops in nearby Alameda. To our surprise, there was an event in progress at the abandoned shipyard Read More

Canon G3

I am often asked for recommendations on digital camera. I have never been able to provide a definitive answer – until now. I finally found a digital camera that I can recommend without reservation. Read More

Hope Dies

I just learned that my ex-boss and friend for thirty years has Read More

Whoa! It’s a BLOG!

Woo-hoo! I finally did it. I set up my first BLOG (weB LOG). Of course, I had help. I used the terrific bloging software from moveabletype. I had a look at Blogger, but I think that moveabletype creates the best-looking blogs out there – with a minimum of effort. This page looks like it’s been Read More

100 years as a Cheesehead

My Grandmother – and avid Green Bay Packer fan – turned 100 years old today! Kelly and I flew to Green Bay to help her celebrate. We saw most of my family. We first visited my sister and brother-in-law at their new home. The next day we drove to Packerland for the party. My Grandmother Read More

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