The heat has finally broken here in Mariposa County. I’ll be the first to admit that I had no understanding just how hot it was going to get here from early July until late August. It was the kind of heat where you wake up thinking it won’t be too bad but by 2 o’clock…… Continue reading Dispatch from Neverland
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
Last week, I played in a mens club event and scored awful. Well actually, considering all of the bad things that happened to me during the course of the round, I managed to shoot 90 officially, which is pretty bad for me, I normally would score between 78-82. But I had one of those rounds…… Continue reading Golf is Hard
Note: I sent the following message to my compatriots in the Clay Park Subcommittee of the Colina Del Sol Recreation Council. But this message needs to be shared broadly and directly with the decision-makers. For the sake of the community we can no longer be patient. We need to get this project done. Contact me…… Continue reading Mayor Gloria, Councilmember Elo-Rivera, let’s get Clay Park Improvements done right now.
My life is in San Diego. We live here. I’m as involved locally as I’ve ever been. My work is here. My friends are here. My home is here. My bills are here. Everything is here. I live here in Rolando. My life is also in Tijuana and Ensenada, two cities in Baja California, Mexico.…… Continue reading A Foot on Each Side
A new report from the State of California’s Department of Finance came out this month showing that the population of California is in trouble. According to the report, “The reasons for the decline during this decade were, by order of magnitude, higher domestic out-migration, lower immigration to California, and fewer births.” Why are people leaving?…… Continue reading Building Up California’s Urban Core
Somehow I missed The Jungle in high school. When I read Upton Sinclair’s classic as a young adult it changed things. While most readers recall the horrifying details of Chicago’s turn-of-the-century meatpacking industry I saw myself in Jurgis Rudkus. I was one mistake from being him. In retrospect my 20s ended up going really well. Yet looking…… Continue reading In San Diego it’s now a crime to be poor
Oh baby, this captures so much of what makes San Diego a beautiful place to live. I can’t wait for my little rail kit rail & dolly kit to arrive so I can start learning how to shoot these kinds of time-lapse shots.
The front door of our house faces east towards the Pacific Ocean. (A mere 10 miles west!) Our backyard garden sit on the top of an exposed his with full eastern sun. For three seasons that really isn’t a big deal. In fact, because we can get full sun for about 75% of the garden…… Continue reading Adding shade in the garden
Kristen and I decided that we’d give each of the big kids an experience as part of their Christmas. So Megan is going whale watching with mom and I took Paul fishing out on the open ocean. After a lot of research online I booked our day on the Daily Double out of Point Loma…… Continue reading Paul’s Fishing Trip