It is 5:03 AM on December 30th, 2023. This is typically one of my favorite times of the year due to the long break from work for Christmas and New Years. I never take off the few days between those two holidays as it is very slow. Only a few customers will send e-mails and…… Continue reading Journal Entry – 12.30.23
I am now 46 years old. This continues to be shocking to me. I’m awed by how fast time goes and am served constant reminders. “Classic Rock,” is now Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Metallica and all the others from my youth. To me ‘Classic Rock’ is Led Zepplin, The Doors and The Blue Oyster Cult. In…… Continue reading Journal Entry – A reflection on the passage of time.
It is 9:00 AM on October 1st, 2023. This is the start of the holiday season which is always a wonderful time. However, as I get older I find that I must make an effort as the joy doesn’t come as naturally as when I was a kid. One of the reasons may be external…… Continue reading Journal Entry – 10.1.2023
Every morning I read the Columbus Dispatch on my iPad. My hometown newspaper holds a lot of nostalgia for me and I like to start my day here in California with a taste of home. When I was young I used to read the paper’s comic section at lunch usually with a nice bowl of…… Continue reading Journal Entry – Comics
It is 10:30AM on July 30th, 2023. There is a morning chill as I swing on the patio in the shade waiting for the sun to warm things up. The fog is sitting just off the coast at a level where it is blocked by Montara mountain and so opens up a nice oasis here…… Continue reading Journal Entry – 7.30.2023
After a whirlwind summer that included a trip to Idaho to memorialize by cousin Paul, a trip home to Ohio, two very busy weeks in Japan and then a week of jet-lag induced lethargy I’m feeling good. This was my first really productive day in a while and I got everything accomplished. The first was…… Continue reading Journal Entry – 7.24.2023
It is 10:08 AM on Saturday July 22nd, 2023. The jet-lag has been terrible and I’ve just gotten out of bed. I woke up at 8:30 but then drifted in and out of sleep for the next hour and a half. My first thought after getting out of bed was the noise. We are inundated…… Continue reading Journal Entry – 7.22.2023
I’m at Narita airport and just sat down at a quiet bar as I’ve got two hours before my flight. Narita seemed dead until a few seconds ago when an older Chinese gentleman started yelling something then a whole school of young Chinese students came in and sat down in this bar. Needless to say…… Continue reading Japan – Flying Home