Spooky Season …

I've never been super-keen on Halloween. The first time I went trick-or-treating as a kid, I was flummoxed by one of the first houses I visited when I was asked for a trick. No one warned me about this. The treat-giver (who would one day be my 7th-grade math teacher AND the father of a... Continue Reading →

Our Current Banner Image (#007) …

You'd think I'd do something James Bond-ish for a banner image numbered 007, wouldn't you? But, no ... instead I give you a portion of my collection of travel photos, which adorns the wall of a (very) short hallway in my apartment. These are all photos I've taken on my various trips and had transferred... Continue Reading →

This to Me, Is Sheer Bliss …

Sometimes I walk out my back door and my breath is taken away. This shot across San Diego Bay happened just the other day, and that night we had a steady rain with thunder and lightning, a very rare occurrence in San Diego. I am so struck at times at the natural beauty of where... Continue Reading →

September 2021 Books …

An equal 50/50 split between graphic novels and regular books this month. Here’s what I read in September, which flew by … I can’t believe it’s fall already. The Night She Disappeared by Lisa JewellI've read a number of Lisa Jewell books over the past two years or so and while I've enjoyed them all,... Continue Reading →

Trips Taken and Not …

Right now I should be in England, boring you to death on my Instagram feed with shots of London that I’ve taken before: bookstores, museums, my walks along Bankside on the south side of the Thames. It’s a place I sometimes mentally transport myself to, suddenly sitting in a cafe near the BFI Center, not... Continue Reading →

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