A Chance Encounter…

that changed everything An improbable meetingAn unlikely placeThis very placeA StarbucksThis tableOutside [He’s so cute, and the place was packed!] “Mind if I have a seat?” Steve in his SPAM shirt – THE SPAM shirt! Tim & Steve at the Starbucks in the very seats where they met Before smartphonesBefore social mediaBefore the iPhoneBefore the selfiePeople talkedWe talkedHere A SPAM… Continue reading

I Have an Unusually Interesting Life

I’m serious. I just go about my business day to day, and the most interesting, if not downright peculiar, things just happen to me. I can’t discern any particular reason for such happenstance. They just do. Here’s one example… Yesterday I drove over to Crissy Field while the cleaning people were spiffing up our apartment. The air quality was horrid,… Continue reading

Happy Halloween!

Am I the only person that thinks this is in the poorest possible taste? Today, on Halloween, I receive a survey from the corporate-owned cemetery asking me to rate my “overall cemetery experience” from last month when we buried my mother there. When my parents purchased their cemetery plots decades ago, they bought them at this quaint little cemetery that… Continue reading

Imagine My Horror During this Escalator Ride…

I had just returned my rental car at SFO and was approaching the 3 story escalator that extends from the first floor car rental center to the top level where the “air trains” take passengers to the airport. I turned and took care stepping onto the long moving device. I hate navigating escalators with a suitcase. As I was getting… Continue reading

Random Encounter on Thanksgiving Day

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. As the giant bubble was born, he blew… Continue reading

What’s in a Name

What’s in a name? Well, my name, Tim Tyson, is more common than I would have thought, especially since I rarely meet anyone named “Tim.” But there are several Tim Tysons, and recently I learned of another. In the digital era, things swirling around name can easily get confused1. Perhaps the most well known is an American writer and historian,… Continue reading

Would You Have Called the Police?

From My Friend Sharon’s Timeline Leaving IHOP the other day, the manager called after us, ‘Be careful out there. Satan‘s at work!’ Fascinating twist on ‘Have a nice day.'” Her status update made me laugh. She’s not just a brilliant writer (professionally, actually), her beautiful karma invites interesting energy into her day-to-day life. And at Work He Is Indeed… We… Continue reading