I think we have taken more trips this year than any previous year in my past half-century plus lifetime. There was a trip planned almost every month of the year … Continue Reading A Year of Travel!
Today is our wedding anniversary, 34 years since the day I married the love of my life. Yes, we got married just three days before Christmas. And if it wasn’t … Continue Reading 34th Wedding Anniversary
This past weekend I did something I haven’t done in a long time and something probably few people do: I spent the entire weekend with my brother. My siblings and … Continue Reading Bro Go
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving with lots of family time and relaxation. Ours was relatively quiet but still most enjoyable. Since we ate our Thanksgiving meal out in … Continue Reading Happy (Belated) Thanksgiving
It was one evening sometime before Christmas that I was reading to our youngest son one of our library books, Chris Van Allburg’s now classic Polar Express. Having never read … Continue Reading Christmas Magic!!!
In spite of our parent’s suggestions to plan a different date, my wife and I were married three days before Christmas. While planning and holding a wedding so close to … Continue Reading Christmas Magic!!
Early November, what better time than to be thinking about Christmas magic? Halloween over and Thanksgiving just around the corner. And growing up, it was late October or early November … Continue Reading Christmas Magic!
Fall is an exciting time of year to think of cooler weather, football, holidays or back to school. Something much more mundane to think about is buying a calendar for … Continue Reading Calendars
For a few years, I tried returning to my hometown Auto Show but it just paled in comparison to Detroit. One year, our family happened to be in San Francisco … Continue Reading Car Shows – II
For someone who has always loved cars, it is surprising that it wasn’t until I was in my 40s before I started going to major car shows. My earliest recollection … Continue Reading Car Shows – I
Several weeks ago, my daughter traveled to Greece with her husband for a conference. Before she left, she asked five people to write a guest post for her to publish … Continue Reading Daddy’s Little Girl
I must say that being an analytical chemist, I can’t help but think of isopropyl alcohol every time I see the abbreviation IPA. But this post is not about that … Continue Reading IPA
When I started this blog eight months ago, I made a list of all the things I would want to write about. Many of the titles on my list were … Continue Reading A Glimpse of My Dad
Returning to structures, another book I have read is about the building of the Hoover Dam. It was actually a Rick Steves podcast that introduced me to the book Colossus: … Continue Reading Building Books – Future Expansion
Moving away from permanent structures, this next book takes us full circle back to my story of the Golden Gate Bridge and the historical photograph that hangs on the wall … Continue Reading Building Books – Installing the Cornerstone
Having a love for cars and driving cars, it is no wonder that I would want to read a book about the building of our modern-day interstate system. As a … Continue Reading Building Books – Raising the Structure