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  • Surfing California Bear

    In 2013 I uploaded the design above, my California Surfing Bear, to Redbubble. Ready for a fun fact? The California grizzly bear (Ursus californicus) was designated official State Animal in 1953. Before dying out in California, this largest and most powerful of carnivores thrived in the great valleys and low mountains of the state, probably…


  • California, keeper of the future of the USA.

    Joint Statement from California Legislative Leaders on Result of Presidential Election gives me hope. I hope it gives you hope too. Wednesday, November 09, 2016 SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) and California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) released the following statement on the results of the President election:…


  • It’s basically Spring

    Hey, admit it, in California it’s basically Spring already. Enjoy these lovely photos:


  • Central California has some real beauty.

    Leah and I, as well as the 3 boys drove north to from Moorpark to Burlingame. It’s near the San Francisco Airport. It’s pretty here, but cold. Cold enough for me to look up a quote by Mark Twain. Sadly, the quote is not a true one. Mark Twain never said, “The coldest winter I…


  • Go West Young Man!

    Leah and I managed to get all the way across the country in just 4 days. Then we picked up the kids, piecemeal, and turned right around and went to her parents’ house in Southwestern Utah! It’s been a driving extravaganza for us and really a joyful trip all around. This fine morning I find…

  • Prop 8 Trial Coverage

    If you were interested in Proposition 8 court coverage from those working against Prop 8, you might check out: http://firedoglake.com/prop8trial/ and http://prop8trialtracker.com/.

  • California’s History of Miscegenation Laws

    1880: Miscegenation [Statute]Made it illegal for white persons to marry a "Negro, mulatto, or Mongolian." 1901: Miscegenation [Statute]The 1850 law prohibiting marriage between white persons and Negroes or mulattoes was amended, adding "Mongolian." 1909: Miscegenation [Statute]Persons of Japanese descent were added to the list of undesirable marriage partners of white Californians as noted in the…


  • Race & Cesar Chavez Day

    Did you know that today is Cesar Chavez day? It is. I don’t reference my heritage as a person of Mexican descent very often, if at all. My mother’s side of the family practiced assimilation. The kids were discouraged from learning Spanish. The story I was told was that my maternal grandparents (now both deceased)…

  • Election Day + Racquetball

    Work today. Also, I need to figure out when I’m going to vote — hey that was easy. I think I can vote before work. Other news: racquetball tonight. Also, the office is much cleaner now. Oh, and I added some Smorg items yesterday: my July 4th walk, further documented in the blog, also, a…

  • California Quarter – U-Design-It!

    The Governor of California is soliciting designs for the California US Quarter Dollar at his website, www.governor.ca.gov

  • RADIO RADIO

    They say you better listen to the voice of reason But they don’t give you any choice ’cause they think that it’s treason So you had better do as you are told You better listen to the radio [+] TONIGHT ONLY. I’ll be on the radio. San Diego NPR station KPBS on the show The…

  • Respiratory Things

    I renewed my membership with the NBRC a few weeks back. Not strictly necessary to maintain my CRTT and RRT credentials, but a symbolic gesture. That link to CRTT is a link to “CRT,” which means since I became “certified” they’ve changed the name of the entry level Respiratory Therapy credential. The thing that matters…

  • Lines & Grauman’s & Unintended Consequences

    They’re lining up at Grauman’s Chinese For Star Wars 5, Er… Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones. Which reminds me of my Super Simple Countdown in PHP and of course my ancient R2. Fun fact: I was living in Alhambra California in 1977 with my parents. My Mom was pregnant with my sister….

  • Nostagiarific

    Jenny was playing The Best of Cat Stevens on the stereo last night. “Morning has broken” inspired this post. It sounded like the apartment when I was growing up in Alhambra, California. Other useless musical facts about me: I bought the Sergio Mendes Brasil ’66 CD (the one with “Waters of March”) and The Best…

  • Something very neat…

    Something very neat, and a little bit scary as well — www.mapquest.com now provides aerial photos of many locations. Southern California is covered well, Virgina sporadically, D.C. pretty well, some parts of Washington State are in b+w, Miami is pretty well covered. Unsettling to see one’s dwelling in Smart-Bomb-O-Vision though.