Dreams are Worth Pursuing

Five weeks ago Jackson and I pulled out of San Diego and headed for Ahwahnee in a 16 foot rental truck from Budget. Several hours later we pulling into our driveway, the truck took out a limb on an old peach tree, and Murray and Kristen greeted us. Tonight, Murray and Ms. Bey (our dogs)…… Continue reading Dreams are Worth Pursuing

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“Hey dogs, want to go for a walk in Yosemite?”

We’re just over an hour to Yosemite Valley, truly one of the coolest places on earth. When I asked our dogs if they wanted to go… Murray immediately went and jumped in the back of the car. Inside Yosemite National Park dogs are welcome on established paths only. Generally, I’d say Yosemite isn’t that dog-friendly.…… Continue reading “Hey dogs, want to go for a walk in Yosemite?”

Our Journey to Ahwahnee

Last night, I sat on the porch of our century old workshop enjoying the timeless cool, evening breeze. The sun filtered through our towering pine trees. We sat in the silence with only the birds and mosquitoes as background music. Murray resting on the porch after another long day of not catching a gopher. I…… Continue reading Our Journey to Ahwahnee

Risky Business

It’s late. Maybe it’s still February 26th? Maybe it’s the early morning hours of February 27th. I can’t remember. But I’m awake. Jackson is snoring next to me. Megan is tossing and turning in the next bed over. What are we going to do? What am I doing? Am I stupid? Is this stupid? Is…… Continue reading Risky Business

School Choice Matters

For families living in the City of San Diego, today marks the opening for the School Choice application. Here’s why school choice matters, especially for the poor. What is School Choice? It’s pretty much exactly what it sounds like. School Choice allows families to decide each year if their children are best served by their…… Continue reading School Choice Matters

The scary place we’re at and how we turn it around

This afternoon a group of outsiders are coming to San Diego to attempt to disrupt the San Diego Unified School Districts board meeting as the district debates implementing a vaccine mandate for the prevention of COVID-19 among students 12 and up. This debate isn’t controversial or out of context in the least. The district already…… Continue reading The scary place we’re at and how we turn it around

Muchos Perros

A few years ago, Kristen and I thought a cool way to serve our neighborhood if we could watch people’s dogs while they went to work. We both work from home full-time. (We did it before COVID made it as normal as it is today.) And I’d spoken to a few friends who took their…… Continue reading Muchos Perros