Happy Halloween!

Am I the only person that thinks this is in the poorest possible taste? Click for a pdf of this page 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… Continue reading

Imagine My Horror During this Escalator Ride…

This is not the escalator on which this incident took place, just similar in length and steepness. 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… Continue reading

Random Encounter on Thanksgiving Day

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. As the giant… 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

Scared the Pants Off Me!

The night was exceptionally dark with just the tiniest sliver of a moon making a rare appearance from behind a rather thick cloud cover above the bay. I’ve walked the Satterlee Breakwater separating the bay from the cove many times, but on this night, with the thick darkness, I felt a slight uneasiness and a need to carefully watch my… Continue reading

More Corporate @#$% @HomeDepot UPDATED

So, you call Home Depot and schedule a date for them to come in a measure for a new carpet install. They take all of your address and payment information. You instantly get an email confirmation before hanging up. You make clear to them that you may need to change the date because you are coordinating this with another person,… Continue reading

Really, It Started Innocently Enough…

Seriously. A long time ago. Well, the last century. In the 90’s to be a bit more precise. My watch, actually, the one you see below, my Gucci bling (at the time) needed to be repaired. The crystal had to be replaced. Riches (remember those?) had to send it out to Gucci itself. My Gucci Bling (It was hot back… Continue reading