Drift

A month or so ago Steve and I decided to visit the birth place of the hippie movement in the 1960s: Haight-Ashbury. We’ve lived in the Bay Are for nearly ten years and had never walked the streets in this area. Doing so was a must before we left. We went early in the morning, before most of the stoned… Continue reading

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

Complete Opposite Way of Seeing Things

We have been watching a lot of YouTube channels lately, more than any other media source by far. One of the channels we enjoy is Living Big in a Tiny House. The channel host, New Zealander Bryce, visits the owners of tiny houses all over the world and interviews them as they tour the owner’s tiny house. I must say… Continue reading

Our Transportation Needs: Electric vs Hybrid Vehicles; Ownership vs Subscription

American Cars ’67 Ford Falcon: My first car! When I was a young kid I had a Ford and then a Plymouth. After my family’s experience with American-made cars, I swore that, as an adult, I would never again own an American car brand. American cars were crap cars–junk that wasn’t innovative or in the least bit reliable. Nissan MuranoAcura… Continue reading

Calling It Quits

My blog, TimTyson.US, has been “in business” now for 15 years. That’s sort of amazing to me. But the expression “in business” is not accurate. I make no money at all from my blog–never have. In fact, very much the opposite. Having an independent blog without any advertising costs money–increasingly, too much money. It’s also becoming increasingly complex1. The Data… Continue reading

Take the Challenge

This challenge is issued to all of my friends and colleagues regardless of your political inclinations–no matter who or what you blame for the shutdown. Steve and I have personal friends that are directly impacted by the government shutdown. They are having to show up for work every day but are not getting paid. Many of you have friends in… Continue reading

Day of the Dead & Thanksgiving

RSS Feeds My day began as do the vast majority of my days: a quick read through my RSS feeds which basically serve as my daily newspaper. My imagination was most captivated by an article about the black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy: Sagittarius A* (pronounced “A” star). The article featured a video rendering of the… Continue reading

But He Doesn’t Act Gay

But He Doesn’t Act Gay… We all know people who have, perhaps with some difficulty and a bit of grumbling, come to accept and include a gay relative. They feel they don’t understand him or her being gay, but they somehow get beyond that because they genuinely love the family member. The love and the “family” cards typically trump the… Continue reading

You Must See Comedian Hannah Gadsby’s Show: Nanette

I generally do not enjoy standup comedy. You see, I typically find the jokes a bit (or very) offensive1 or just not really funny. Often, the jokes are just low level humor. But, occasionally, I’ll hear a joke that’s actually hysterical. Netflix has been hosting a series of comedy specials. I’ve watched a few with mixed results. But the last… Continue reading

Are You Really a Good Person?

I worked closely for several years with a lady that I will always dearly admire. She is truly an amazing person with a huge heart filled with kindness and compassion. She is among the most positive people I’ve ever known. She always sees the good in a person, always. That’s just her heart’s default setting. I so admire her. I… Continue reading