The Old Ways

Nostalgia.  The good old days.  The old ways.  Back in the day. We tend to remember the past all packaged up as warm and glowing.  This morning, for no discernible reason at all, I had a flash back memory from my childhood.  I was a young child visiting my great Aunt Hester€”my mother‘s mother’s sister.  My great Aunt Hester had… Continue reading

Traumatized!

On Saturday, October 23, 2010, I walked nearly 18,000 steps!!  Yes.  Yes, indeed!  I walked all over Atlanta! Tragically, since I didn’t travel with my computer, just my iPad, my Fitbit didn’t report this on Twitter! I was traumatized by the fact that this enormous record (for me anyway) went unknown, uncelebrated, without the ceremonial distinctions it truly deserved!!! But… Continue reading

It’s All Just Weird…

A week or two ago I received a recorded call that went something like this, You have currently reached your plan’s limits for certain types of calls including collect calls.  To modify your plan…” By that time, I hung up in a state of anger.  How did some jerk telemarketer get my cell phone number?  I never give it out.… Continue reading

Excellent Read

I was just in Atlanta.  On the long flight I read Arianna Huffington‘s new book, Third World America.  Now, before my conservative friends go off the deep end, this is not a book about left or right, about Democrat or Republican.  This is a book about the assault on the middle class from both parties. This is a must read… Continue reading

Fall in Atlanta

When I first moved to California, I was amazed at the very unique smell of the plant life, very dank, pungent and earthy. At the moment, I’m in Atlanta for the weekend. The smell of Fall is in the air, and it’s completely different from California—the smell of the leaves. Last night I had dinner at The Colonnade, which still… Continue reading

A Whole Lotta Luv

Well, yes.  Naturally I watched Steve Jobs emcee Apple‘s Back to the Mac event yesterday. Now, I must confess that when Apple first introduced the huge change from iMovie HD (version 6 in 2007) to iMovie (version 7 in 2008) I made no secret of my utter disgust.  It was a huge, enormous step backward.  Apple quickly responded to the… Continue reading

Official Declaration

You know, official declarations are often a bit slippery.  I’m about to issue one such declaration now:  I’m declaring the computer hard drives officially recovered, restructured, and now in the process of backing up both on and off site.  I say it’s a bit of a slippery declaration because I will probably find small things yet undone even weeks from… Continue reading

Weekends in LA

I’ve really been fortunate to live in and around very beautiful areas.  The South Bay area is quite lovely.  Last weekend was so typical:  gorgeous sunny weather on the coast.  Saturday featured a day trip to Palos Verdes and Rancho Palos Verdes, just south of Manhattan Beach.  Sunday featured a day trip north to Malibu. So here are some photos… Continue reading