Back from San Francisco

Yes, we bought a little place back in San Francisco, and I spent this past week setting it up—well, mostly. The special-order furniture has yet to arrive, but the basics are now in place. I’m always amazed at how much time is required to set up even the smallest apartment, especially when you don’t know the area. When it’s all… Continue reading

Atlanta Driving Is Out of Control

I’ve mentioned before that when I lived in Atlanta 8 years ago, I drove like the proverbial bat: insanely fast. However, I never tailgated, weaved in and out of traffic, nor did I text or email while driving. I may have squeezed through a light or a few. Driving in Atlanta today is like driving in a third world country,… Continue reading

Alaska Inside Passage: Day 9 – Travel Juneau to Atlanta (Sunday)

I originally thought this would be just another boring travel day spent couped up in jets. Well, it was. But we did have a little excitement in the Juneau Airport. Delta had to bump a number of people from the plane, which was sold out. In fact, they were offering $1,000 to 8 passengers who volunteered to take a different… Continue reading

Bill & Sally’s 50th Anniversary

They are an amazing couple. Both are bright, kind, spiritual, ahead of their time, and just delightful. Today was the celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary, and people came from all over the country. As you might suspect, Bill is exceptionally gregarious or, as they say, “has never met a stranger.” And trust me, he hasn’t. This afternoon, as they… Continue reading

New House ATL: First Unveiling

Well, the new house is by no means finished, but I’m sick to death of it1. It has taken 5 months to get this far, and I’ve reached the end of my patience with the whole process. So, even though it still requires a lot more work, I’m declaring the job done. I need closure, and closure has now been… Continue reading

@Comcast: You Are on Notice!

Yesterday I posted about your sweet little deal with the Atlanta test market. I’m over you, Comcast, and I want a divorce—the sooner the better! I found out Google Fiber is coming to my area, hopefully in the not-too-distant future. I’ve asked them to keep me updated on their fiber network buildout. And when they do arrive on this street,… Continue reading

Some Tech Recommendations

  Waterlogue I guess you can now say that I officially live in Atlanta. We went walking in Piedmont Park where I took the quintessential “Atlanta” photo of the mid-rises reflecting in Lake Clare. The photo turned out nicely. In fact, the photo turned out so nicely I turned it into a watercolor using a new iOS app I recently… Continue reading