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  • This weekend
    Spending it with my Godson Zac, his dad my brilliant friend Chris, and Chris’ daughter Diana. There may be drawing and development. Think of it as a family BarCamp. Zac asked me which Star Wars character is my favorite, and I replied with this drawing, though he Zac did say the colors of the bandolier…
  • Remember when we sold nearly everything?
    From November 15th, 2009. Wow a lot has happened since then. Big Big Sale! Whole House Sale Sat-Sun 13-14 Nov 2009 [9am-4pm] [REDACTED], Moorpark, CA We are selling EVERYTHING in our house this week and this weekend. EVERYTHING MUST GO EVERYTHING MUST GO FOR PENNIES ON THE DOLLAR OF THE ORIGINAL VALUE! We have:      refrigerator…

  • Me and my nephew
    From November. Quite a blessing.

  • Did I mention Merry Christmas?
    Spent some time with this dog, in addition to all my stepkids and my lovely wife. It was a great time. Coming up next: 2012.
  • “Push Again!”
    view this video on Flickr Grandpa: “I pushed down and nothing happened…” Grandma: “Push again!” This is from March 10, 2009. Futzing with the camera to take a photo of the flowers in the front yard, and a perfect microencapsulation of my grandparents and how they worked on things together. My Grandma had a pretty…

  • Stupid Relentless Cancer
    I have written about my Mom and her struggle with cancer before, starting in 2007: here and here and here and here and here and here. Here we are, in 2010, two and a half years later and my Mom keeps moving forward. All the energy on display in those prior blog posts is there…
  • A trapped moment from July, 2009
    Part of running WordPress is that when you start a post, your draft will get saved. It looks like on 21 July 2009 I cut and pasted this — I think from a quick email I sent with my cell phone to Leah while I was visiting my Grandparents for a while. Thanks for the…

  • Thank You All
    Thank you to all who have offered condolences and warm thoughts in the past weeks. This photo is from the “Celebration of Life” event we had at Mt. Soledad, the last formal event as part of my Grandfather’s funeral services. Other posts about this are here: Previously, previously, and previously. I semi-dropped off the grid,…

  • Rest In Peace JJC
    Part of Joseph James Crawford, Ft Rosecrans Memorial. Previously. And previously. Thank you Leah for taking these photos.
  • “Things are difficult”
    Things are difficult in my life right now. I had no idea that I could feel so much as though I had lost my identity. I felt this somewhat when I moved out to Los Angeles from Virginia, but that went away rapidly as I threw myself into work and learning. It happened again when…

  • Happy Birthday Ty
    He combines the attributes of serious-minded and jocular in a most unique and awesome way. And as of today he is 17 years old. He is my stepson. Happy Birthday Tyler!

  • Obituary: Joseph James Crawford
    My Grandfather always read the paper. He kept up on the news. I don’t think he ever set down to read anything on the web in his life, but he was a man who would get the paper. When I was a teenager and into my twenties I also had this tradition. As a teen…

  • Joseph James Crawford
    My grandfather turned 91 last week. Born 4 September, 1918. He was quite an interesting fellow. He joined the Navy in the 1930s and saw the world. He was a Chief in the Navy and as a navigator helped guide ships including the USS Intrepid during World War II. He had a long career in…

  • My Sister and Brother-in-law could not possibly be cuter.
    From last weekend, after having gone to the beach. They live on the East Coast in the D.C. area. However, every Summer they visit and become San Diegans for a while.

  • Sometimes a tetherball is just a tetherball.
    One of my favorite things as a kid was playing tetherball in the back yard of my Grandparents house. The tetherball itself has been changed out a number of times over the years, and it looks like it’s about due. I enjoyed playing though when I was shorter it pained me to get beaten. Once…

  • Density of Memory
    This past weekend I went down to San Diego to catch up with family. San Diego is chock-full of people I care about, and it’s unfortunately impossible to catch up with everyone. This was tightly focused on family. It’s always dislocating to return to a place where you have not been in a while. My…

  • Snowing Here in UT
    Yesterday we hit the road to spend Christmas with Leah’s folks. The drive yesterday was fine, save for some heavy wind as we left Ventura and Los Angeles Counties. The van was loaded for Christmas–excellent job loading the top by Tyler and Devon. Here’s Tyler checking the load as we get some breakfast at 6:20am…

  • Kimba and Me
    As the first grandkid, Kimba was jealous of me. I appear pretty happy in that photo, despite the fact that Kimba might be barking. My Grandpa actually had a “mad dog act” he and Kimba would do. Basically my grandfather would get down on all fours and encourage Kimba to lean over the side of…