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Archive for January, 2009

Cloud bridges

Monday, January 26th, 2009

Walking home through Balboa Park this evening I saw what appeared to be an arch bridge between two palm trees. A few steps further and the ilusion was broken – it was of course a cloud that was in reality nowhere near the ground or even the trees. The irony is that when I saw […]

Thinking in Las Vegas

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

While most of the country was watching yesterday’s Inauguration on television, I was listening to it on the radio while drove to Las Vegas for a conference on having your own business.  Obama’s speech was great, and perfect for the times and I reflected on it as I drove.  I can’t say I got any […]

Watching and Waiting

Friday, January 16th, 2009

Our friend Marc treated us to a whale watching cruise last weekend.  At this point on their journey, grey whales are tired – they’ve come from Alaska and they still have to get to Cabo – so there’s not a lot of breeching like we saw when we  were in Cabo a few years ago.  […]

A busy first week of the year

Friday, January 9th, 2009

If the first week of January is indicative of the rest of the year, the keywords will be big expenses and real estate. Both of our cars indicated via those nasty little dash lights the need for preventative maintenance, and both need tires.  We both have driving trips coming up later in the month – […]

Starting the New Year

Friday, January 2nd, 2009

We started the bike today.  This was not as easy as it sounds because neither of us had ridden for a few weeks in November and early December and the last time I tried to start it, there wasn’t enough battery power to kick it over.  We had several rainy days just before I left […]