The Powerbear Press

A peek into a perhaps non-typical California mind

Archive for January, 2006

Motorcycles Museums and Macs

Wednesday, January 25th, 2006

Early last week, the weather report said Saturday would be sunny and Sunday rainy, so I planned accordingly – the marathon reunion run Saturday morning followed by a ride to the BMW dealer in Marin to exchange a bag, and spending Sunday at the deYoung museum with Cal & Richard. Cal called me at 6:30 […]

Open Office Obstacles

Friday, January 20th, 2006

We have old copies of Microsoft Office that came with our computers, but think we can spend our money better than to keep upgrading every year. So, we’ve been playing with Open Office, using the word processor and spreadsheet for about a year. Database has been an issue, however. In the 90s we designed a […]

Spring in January?

Sunday, January 15th, 2006

Seasons aren’t in the normal places on the calendar in San Francisco. July and August are the coldest months, summer begins in September. The calendar says January, but the hills are covered with the green of spring, so of course it was time for spring cleaning today. To be fair, it feels like winter today. […]


Tuesday, January 10th, 2006

2009 and 2010 are going to be special for us. John turns 50 in April 2009, we celebrate the 20th anniversary of meeting in May of 2009, then Steve turns 50 in January 2010 and we celebrate the 20th anniversary of living together in May 2010. We’re going to do something special. And we want […]

Water Problems

Tuesday, January 10th, 2006

I guess nearly getting caught in the New Year’s Eve floods was a preview of things to come. Since then we’ve had to get the washer fixed at the rental condo in Denver because a water pump in the building malfunctioned. Then last night we noticed that the water heater in the garage of our […]

I’m back

Wednesday, January 4th, 2006

People actually read my blog! I wrote about our move to San Francisco; when I stopped posting after one year of living in the city by the bay, people actually asked for more. So, I figure a new year is a good time to start a new blog. You will note that I’m using some […]