Well, another year is officially in the books!   Another decade too (depending on how you count it).  And by some special brand of holiday magic, the sentimental strains of Auld Lang Syne have already softened my recollections of the hectic and stressful days that led up to the sweet close of 2019!  I’m talking […]

Holiday greetings!  And welcome to my annual year end wrap-up inspired by the classic poem “’Twas the Night Before Christmas” – here we go! As the year and the decade both come to a close, I’m opting for poetry over plain prose! Looking back, ’twas an eventful annum of fun – With traditions continued and […]

Lately, I’ve been gobbling up a collection of recorded Rick Steves travel shows like I’ll soon be gobbling Thanksgiving dinner!   Maybe it’s because even though this time of year I tend to dig in and stay close to home and loved ones, I still have this insatiable hunger for travel!   A keen observation […]

“Sporting Extremes”?  Nope.  Not talking today about extreme sports like BASE Jumping or Extreme Pogo (which is a thing!).  As I joyfully settle in for another NHL hockey and college football season (the best time of year in my opinion), I’m thinking more of the extremes to which we fans go – or find ourselves […]

Good morrow to ye!   I’m still feeling slightly Elizabethan-y after a pleasant rendezvous last weekend with a couple friends – and with my all time favorite playwright! On a warm evening in Griffith Park, we took in the Independent Shakespeare Company’s charming outdoor production of Pericles, Prince of Tyre – and while there are questions surrounding […]

Ah, photo management in the digital age!  Life is so easy now that we can fill the ether with edited and annotated snaps! Trouble is I still have a gigantic storage box full of hopelessly disorganized media from other ages.  Included in this herd of Kodachrome cats are frayed photographs, 35mm slides, and negatives of […]

I just love a good view – from the higher up the better! Earlier this year when I flew from LA to New York, I took advantage of the opportunity to grab a few high elevation shots along the way! Afterwards, I was inspired to take a stroll through my photo collection in search of […]