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 →

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 →

Sweep …

I love the sweep of San Diego Bay in this photo, which was taken right after you come out from walking under the Coronado Bridge. It's an area that I walk through at least twice a week and the view is always changing, dependent on the clouds, the bay traffic, and the ships unloading. This... Continue Reading →

Just About Every Time …

Just about every time I walk out my back door, I'm greeted with a scene like this. It's hard not to be amazed each time. Some days, of course, are more beautiful than others and some days that quaint little sailboat is replaced by skidoos or a giant battleship or equally humongous freighter, carrying bananas... Continue Reading →

Bridge and Boats …

Keep it simple, stupid. I live in such a ridiculously scenic town and I'm so lucky to do so, since travel is not entirely viable right now. I have a short trip planned in about three weeks, but we'll see if I'm able to pull it off or if I'm "stuck" here at home. In... Continue Reading →

Sometimes the Clouds Change Their Minds …

Call it the wind or my favorite San Diego weather expression, which the weather guys and dolls love to use: "atmospheric river," but sometimes the clouds just change their mind and become something totally different. I love this recent shot above Coronado (palm tree for location verisimilitude), where the clouds just totally decided to change... Continue Reading →

Be True …

I've taken a couple of weeks off from this here blog thingy to do some housekeeping chores and to think a bit on what's next for me and this endeavor. I have discovered that I do like writing again and want to focus on that aspect of the blog, and less a record of all... Continue Reading →

Beach town …

The Memorial Day weekend unleashes the onslaught of tourists to my little private island. Even last year, during the midst of the Pandemic, Coronado was crowded, especially on the weekends. I'm afraid it will be even worse this year since restrictions are easing and people--myself included--are antsy to get back out there. Still, I knew... Continue Reading →

California …

Is there a more quintessential California vehicle than a Volkswagen Van? I guess years ago the ubiquitous "Woody" with a surfboard hanging out the back was THE ride of choice, but those vintage vehicles have become fewer and farther between. In fact, I don't think I've ever actually seen one on the road in my... Continue Reading →

I’ve Looked at Clouds …

I don't know what it is about the sky and clouds here in California, but they both seem bigger. Maybe it's the view, maybe it's that back in both eastern and western Pennsylvania (and the vast forest in between), everything is so tightly packed in that the sky has no room to breathe. I'm always... Continue Reading →

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