An ever-evolving list of my top five musical artists within genres of music I frequently listen to. I’ve added one statement per artist as my justification for them making the list. Feel free to comment, make suggestions, or call me out. Obviously, these choices are filtered by my age and life experiences and, as a… Read More My Top Five Musical Artists By Genre -(always a work in progress)
Although we’re all eager to acquiesce back to a pre-pandemic lifestyle, this virus still seems much less understood by our medical community, less predictable, and more pernicious than something like the flu; just saying. I’m writing this entry as a gentle reminder to continue respecting the potential implications of catching or spreading Covid 19. I… Read More My Personal Journey With COVID 19
I encountered the coyote pictured here crossing my path on a foggy January day just as the sun was setting; just me and the coyote. If you’ve ever encountered a coyote in the wild, you’ll notice that they don’t tend to run off as most other wild animals do. They just stand their ground and… Read More California Coyote
Not sure why I feel the need to answer this question, or maybe more specifically defend myself, but it’s a question that swirls through my head from time to time. I guess I feel whispers in my head of negative energy, “…the poor guy is just trying to relive his glory days” or “I guess… Read More Why Would a Middle-Aged Man Want to Be in a Band?
If you’re a new owner or considering purchasing an Airstream trailer, one of the small challenges you’ll encounter is how to find bedding, specifically fitted sheets, sheets, and maybe a replacement mattress that fits your trailer’s bed. Sounds easy right? Not exactly. To optimize the use of space, many of Airstream’s models feature beds that… Read More Airstream Bedding, Not Normal?
Huddart Park in Woodside, California is a hidden gem to hike or run through, with it’s redwoods, ferns, meandering creeks, and rolling hills creating a refreshing get away from whatever ails you. Unfortunately for locals, access points to the park are extremely limited and parking a car near it is almost impossible without paying a… Read More Huddart Park Without a Parking Fee
Needless to say, seeing our property including a cabin, mobile home, countless beautiful mature trees, and our small vineyard incinerated by the Wallbridge fire took a lot out of me. It seemed that nature was telling us, “you don’t belong here… this land is remote, wild, and cannot be tamed by humans. Feel fortunate that… Read More Motivation to Rebuild
If you’ve ever traveled to Mendocino, CA, which you absolutely should, be sure to look up from your cell phone while in the middle of town. On top of the Savings Bank of Mendocino County you’ll see a beautiful sculpture. Once you notice it, you’ll probably ask yourself why is this sculpture on top of… Read More Mendocino – Time and the Maiden
Thanks to my tool-loving son, I received this little guy for Christmas this year from my wife. Although I own a couple of other circular saws including a traditional 7 1/4″ worm-drive Skillsaw and a Bosch panel saw, I really like these little 6 1/2″, 18V saws. They’re simple to use, require no cord, are… Read More Makita XSH03Z Review
In the early morning hours of Sunday, August 16 through Monday, August 17, 2020 a series of highly unusual thunderstorms rolled through most of northern California. With these thunderstorms came a reported 10,849 lightning strikes that, within a 72-hour period, sparked more than 350 fires across northern California. I remember being woken real early on… Read More The Fire of 2020