I’m pleased to announce the launch of a new website, Tudorland. Tudorland explores an area I’ve long been interested in, which is the history of the Tudor and era in England. Since I was only eleven-years-old and saw the movie Anne of the Thousand Days, I’ve been keenly interested in this historical era. The people[…]

Boat Day: With Spiders

We’re in the last waning days of summer. I just moved to sit outside on the deck, to enjoy the summer sun, but it’s sixty-seven degrees right now, and feeling very much like autumn. The aspen tree has already lost most of its leaves, turning to gold and falling off. Others are already showing color,[…]

Remember Flight 93

In the midst of the remembrances and reflections on the tenth anniversary of 9-11, I will remember and honor the brave people of Flight 93. That flight, aimed for our nation’s capital, was crashed into a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. That place, and those Americans onboard, are our time’s Alamo. Remember Flight 93. They fought[…]

Splendid Summer Honors Tasha

Mary Matthews, the author of Splendid Summer, available on Kindle from Amazon.com, is honoring the memory of our dearly beloved Tasha with a donation to PAWS of Coronado. The $1000 donation was the award for having one of the best Tweets in the Petties. The Petties honor winning pet bloggers with awards of donations to the animal[…]

Remodeling the Website

I’ve been working the last few days on another major website remodel. This gets rather technical, so bear with me. When I did the redesign I’ll call the “misty blue lake” design, I built using ASP.NET, a programming language based on Windows servers. It’s also the language I use on the television station website, so[…]


We lost our dear Tasha last night, age 16. She was our baby from the time we were first married. Abandoned at four-weeks-old, weighing only one pound, and deaf, it was we who were the luckiest people on earth to become her mama and papa. Christmas 2010 we finally did something I’d always wanted to[…]

Splendid Summer

Splendid Summer is a new website by an old friend, my college roommate Mary Matthews. She has a new book out, “Splendid Summer,” available on Kindle at Amazon.com. It’s a mystery tale set in 1920’s San Diego. I helped Mary out setting up her website and doing the graphics. My dear white fuzzy cat, Tasha,[…]