First Sunset of 2020

Serious Cloudage on 1-1-2020. For the first post of the day to be looking in the direction of the setting sun is on-brand for doing that hindsight thing in 2020.

Should auld acquaintance be forgot

New Year’s Eve, 2019. I started this blog (then a Manila site) in the waning days of 1999. Twenty Years Ago. pause, a moment of silence for the passage of time. Twenty. Years. It has lain fallow for some time, but the domain name and year come into alignment. I was contacted out of the […]

Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs’s influence on our lives is all-encompassing. Profound. We are as aware of it as we are of the boundary between air and lungs, between water and gills.

A movie for C, who may be getting a new liver today

A friend of mine may be getting a liver transplant today. Don’t know for sure yet, it’s still the waiting time. I’ve read other transplant blog entries about how the day that IT happens is usually a long day. Anyway, I’m reading the blog, donorcycle, by a transplant coordinator nurse (why she does what she […]

OMG, that was SUCH a close one!

The LATimes has a video on a driver heading the wrong way in the carpool lane of the 605 freeway at about 11:30 last night. I recognized it immediately. This is the second time I saw the car. The first time I saw the car was last night, around 11:30. I was heading north of […]

Things I learned the hard way

This month, Derek Powazek has been writing a series called Things I learned the Hard Way. The latest, Someone’s Always Listening, is a beaut. Coulda been so much worse. Am glad I learned my own version of “it’s a small, small world so don’t burn any bridges” long before I got involved in All Things […]