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  • 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…
  • Stating Where It’s At
    Note: I wrote this in a text editor around October 2nd, nearly three weeks ago. I’m posting with only minor edits to what was in the text file. My latest contract is going very well technically, I’m enjoying using SilverStripe as well as jQuery day in and day out. It’s a pleasure to write OO PHP….

  • On My Mind Now
    If I were to try to try and describe the contents of my brain, I think the simile I’d use would be that it’s like the tornado in The Wizard of Oz, with a swirling mass of items rotating around in it — a messy mass. But that tornado does move the plot along rather…