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Sound! Euphonium, Season 1

On my second try and after 7 episodes I finally started to enjoy this work. I made it through season one and am starting season two. The first time around I got bored and dropped it after 4 episodes. All... Continue Reading →

Me and the Lockheed Skunkworks

https://youtu.be/pL3Yzjk5R4M Long ago in a world dominated by the Cold War and nuclear weapons, I was a junior engineer at the Lockheed Skunkworks in Burbank. (There's a shopping center and parking for Burbank Airport at the location today. It was... Continue Reading →

Sespe Creek via Tar Creek Trail

Slightly NSFW... I have been blogging since long before WordPress even existed. This is an old post, from 2006 when I had a web page. I was trying to form up a local nude hiking group I called the Canyon... Continue Reading →

Life Under Lockdown

Third week of social distancing. Sigh. The last time I did anything that involved close contact with another human was the final exam for the docent position at the local nature center.  (I passed but they shut the place down... Continue Reading →

When you wear a mask for so long, you don’t remember what your real face looks like — Starting Life From Zero

This isn’t really a fun post and I’m not really sure if I should even bother writing about this, but it’s just something in my personal life that has been on my mind and I have to get it off... Continue Reading →

Me, Drugs, and the 60s/70s

When I was a child, I read about hippies on drugs staring at the sun until they were blind or jumping off buildings thinking they could fly. Not cool. But I chalked the stories up as newsworthy only because of... Continue Reading →

Tech Support

For the last several days, I have been having connection difficulties between various devices and my home router. This is full of techie talk. You might want to scroll down to the next section At first, it was my desktop.... Continue Reading →

Look Ma! No Hands! (Or the Joy of Nudity)

Imagine, running naked across San Francisco in a crowd of 80K runners and a 100K spectators as an act of self-affirmation - with a bit of protest thrown in.

Getting back up on the horse that threw you.

When I grew up,  we had a kind of adage that if one were to be bucked off a horse, one should get right back up on it again. It makes a bit of psychological sense. We have many bad... Continue Reading →

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