Just got back from a trip to Seaside, Oregon and had a wonderful time. So nice to get out of town and go somewhere quieter and less crowded. I could feel the stress dissipate as soon as the airplane landed in Portland, and reduce further during the scenic drive through the evergreens to the coast. … Continue reading Sunset In Seaside, Oregon
Observing July 4th by listening to The Allman Brothers Live at the Atlanta International Pop Festival, a concert album recorded on July 3rd, 1970, a mere twelve days before my very first birthday. One of the best and most soulful jam bands and a pioneer of Southern rock, they don't make them like that anymore. … Continue reading Allman Brothers, 1970
This new project is going to be a two act stage play. So far in my writing journey I've started four full length plays, completed two of them, got one of them a stage performance over Zoom that was hosted by an off Broadway theater company, and now it's time to start another. What's this … Continue reading Starting Another New Project!
I didn't have to work last May 4th, so I decided to take the bus out to Aptos along with my bicycle. Once there I rode into The Forest of Nisene Marks, a majestic state park of second growth redwoods, meandering waterways, and plenty of hiking trails with lovely views. I rode up Aptos Creek … Continue reading Picture From Nisene Marks
Here we are midway between the spring equinox and the summer solstice on the wheel of this transformative year. For this Mayday I hope that people come together like the streamers on the maypole so that we may face the challenges ahead with all our combined strength.
I knew that Better Call Saul began shooting its sixth and final season within the last month, but seeing a picture of the Saul Goodman strip mall law office from Breaking Bad being rebuilt for BCS really brought it home. The sight of it indicates to me the complete transformation from Jimmy McGill to Saul … Continue reading It’s Happening!
Once again WordPress has made changes to its site and once again I have to learn a new set of rules for writing posts and managing the dashboard. Why do they keep making these changes? Is there a groundswell for new rules that confuse WordPress users who are still learning the old rules? For instance, … Continue reading Anyone Else Annoyed By New WordPress Layout?
A couple of weeks ago my internet began to cut out. I called my ISP, a local provider, and they detected the problem online. They contacted AT&T, but they’re only responsible for phone line (I still use DSL) up to the phone box on the building I live in, then it becomes Cruzio’s (ISP) responsibility. … Continue reading I Have No Internet!
Now is the time when the wheel of the year turns to its shortest day and longest night. Often this is a time of reflection and thinking back on the events of the year, but this winter solstice feels like a time of looking forward and leaving the year behind without looking back. This feels … Continue reading Merry Winter Solstice!
Normally I mourn the closing of an old year as the new year approaches, but this is 2020, and I think most everyone is looking forward to see it come to a swift and irreversible end. The reasons are numerous and well known so I won't attempt to list them all here, I'd probably forget … Continue reading Hello, December! Only One More Month To Go!