Category: Write

What Tha?!?

I have been visiting Russ in San Jose, California for going on ten years now, and there is something that never ceases to amaze me. The landscape in the yards of old town San Jose bungalowsville is diverse and stunning. I walk by plants that would grow to a grand total of 1 foot in ...

Why do I Write?

Recently I have taken to writing for fun.  Something I never thought I would hear myself say.  I was terrified of english all throughout high school and college.  As a matter of fact, I only had one english teacher that I actually liked.  Thinking back I understand much better now why that was.  It was ...

The Perfect is the Enemy of the Good

I ran across the saying, which is the title of this post, in a old classic called Art & Fear.  Ansel Adams was quoted and the topic was how perfectionism gets in the way of our being creative.  This desk is that piece for me.  Another title to this might be "How to Get the ...

Dave’s Not Here

So have you heard of the Dave's Not Here bit by Cheech and Chong?  I suspect you have, but I am always checking.  I grew up in that stoner genre of the 70's.  Now that the statute of limitations has run out, I can admit to smoking my fair share.   Fortunately it quit working for ...

Envy in Austin

I have been doing alot of walking in Austin lately to get ready for the Camino. For the most part I have been walking through the old neighborhoods because I like to see the houses and admire their architecture. I often take pictures of them with the hope that one day I can use a ...

My Sweetie Has an iPad

I caught Sal using my iPad the other day and snapped this pic. She is a died-in-the-wool 'non techie' and she it reluctant to pick up any kind of technology device.  But her Sunday paper finally got her over the hump. The only way she had to read it that morning was to look at ...

Fire it Up!

I was having breakfast with a few friends today and I told them I was going to fire up a new blog.  One of them quipped; "you can tell a real geek when he says he is going to fire up a blog".   I must say I just beamed with happiness.  I am such a ...