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
Carmel Valley is a great base camp location for anyone interested in exploring Monterey, Carmel/Pacific Grove, or Big Sur. For those who like to camp, Saddle Mountain Ranch Campground is a great place to call home for a few days while in the area. Like most private campgrounds in California, it’s not cheap but Saddle… Read More Glamping in Carmel Valley
Wow! When you find yourself in the Big Sur area, with the weather nice and you’re looking to get out for a great hike look no further than Creamery Ridge Loop Trail! This hike features 180-degree views of the Pacific Ocean throughout most of the trail, provides opportunities to check out a couple of remote… Read More Big Sur Hiking
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?
What do braided rope and making a difference in the world have in common? Read this great article by Angus Hervey, featured in Future Crunch to find out. Although some of the references used in the story may fade over time, conceptually the analogy will remain accurate. Really liked this one.
This summer we decided to take a good old-fashioned American road trip. Our intent was to visit a few towns that we’d heard encouraging things about, in addition, we wanted to survey Glacier National Park, and in the mix visit some universities with our son who is a senior in high school this year. We… Read More 16 Days, 5 States, and 4 College Tours
For many, a dream in the back of our minds is owning a rural property. Some of us may want to escape the suburbs or city and find a peaceful place to go and escape noise, stress, and pollution. Others may dream of starting or taking over an existing farm with the goal of earning… Read More Considerations for Buying Rural Property in California
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?