The Powerbear Press

A peek into a perhaps non-typical California mind

Archive for May, 2007

The Rules for a Reduced-Drama Life (#1)

Tuesday, May 29th, 2007

Looking back on the last few weeks, I saw or met several people who, for one reason or another, seemed to have a lot of ‘drama’ going on in their lives. I have also noticed that some people always seem to have some sort of crisis in their lives and often it is preventable. So, […]

Married man bachelor weekend

Monday, May 28th, 2007

We had some friends down from LA most of the week. One of them is a musician, so they came down for the Bach Mass in B minor that a local choral group was performing and spent a few days just enjoying the town. John left for the square dance convention in Denver on Thursday, […]

Big bucks, a big bridge, and big anniversaries

Monday, May 21st, 2007

When we moved to San Diego, we set aside a little money for the generic task of “renovating the condo”. Our first thought was to do some changes in the master bathroom so we could have a walk in shower with no door. As we priced this, we realized that the project would be just […]

A thought on San Diego and San Francisco culture

Saturday, May 12th, 2007

In San Francisco, we always stopped a conversation when we mentioned that we had gone/were going/wanted to go to Mass. We would get blank stares or a comment about how we couldn’t be serious. Other than the people we knew -from- church, it seemed like no one else we knew went to any church. In […]


Saturday, May 12th, 2007

Last weekend we went to see “The Full Monty”. I realized it is the first show we’ve been to together since moving here. That is surprising since we normally go to about one live show every month or so. It was a good production, despite some sound problems. The only disappointment in the cast was […]

Freeway Time

Thursday, May 10th, 2007

There is another chapter in the tale of service on the car. A few days after I got it back the second time, the brake wear warning light started to come on intermittently. I knew it wasn’t really the brakes since I just had them checked. So, I was prepared to leave it for yet […]