Random Encounter on Thanksgiving Day

Bubble Man at Rodeo Beach
Bubble Man at Rodeo Beach

He was standing, lit by the golden sun setting over the ocean, atop the ledge next to the wooden stairs down to the ocean beach. He held a sheathed, sword-like baton that he withdrew with a practiced arc, opening the dripping baton to catch the gentle ocean breeze, forming a large bubble.

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Replay: The Week in Review

Replay App for iPadReally enjoy the Replay iOS app, which makes creating a video from your media crazy simple. I blogged previously about the app at this link.

The video below is comprised of photos and video shot on my phone over the past week. It features an appearance by Conrad the Kat on his birthday, my Halloween selfie (nothing special), … Continue reading

The Truth vs. The Urban Legend

Stella Liebeck
Stella Liebeck

This happened about 20 years ago, and I am fascinated by the difference between what I thought was true and what the facts seem to be nearly 20 years later.

Here’s what the media conveyed to me:

  • A woman drove up to the McDonald’s drive through,
  • bought coffee,
  • put it in her lap,
  • spilled it on herself
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Hwy 1: Northern Explorations

Friday evening, after Steve got off work, we headed out for an adventure. First stop: Bodega Bay. Lovely evening. Very nice lodge.

First thing the next morning, after breakfast and a quick photo or two with the iPhone, we started up Hwy 1 along the coastline of the Pacific Ocean. I just don’t think I’ll ever get … Continue reading

Snews You Can Use

Well, I’ve completely revamped the navigation system for my entire media collection at TimTyson.us. It has taken a couple of weeks, but I think it’s ready for its official debut!

So here are two links: one to the navigation system designed for handheld devices:

SSP Handheld Navigation Button
Touch here…


And the other navigation system designed for laptop and desktop computers:… Continue reading

She Nailed It!

Lesley HazletonLast night I wrote a post, “Christian Taliban?” that had been burning in my thinking. I couldn’t decide if I should write it or not. Finally I decided to commit it to writing.

The movement of the spheres? This morning I see a link from a friend, thanks James! The TED talk by Lesley Hazleton, included at the … Continue reading

Vacuuming Our Cat

Conrad the Kat, also known as “Beast” and “Animaux Sauvage,” is a total fur factory. He generates more fur than any critter alive. He sheds everywhere. Enormous fur bunnies lie in his wake as he saunters around his lair. I’ve given up the idea of having fur-free dark clothes.

A colleague told me she vacuums here cat and that … Continue reading