I’m staring at Alcatraz challenging it to stare back, while the moon stares at the back of my head. It’s 5:54 AM on a brisk 48 degree Saturday morning. I’d fallen asleep by 10:00 PM, a far cry from my younger days of starting my night at that time. At 3:30 AM, I was awake and by 4:47 AM, I decided that I wanted to accompany Alcatraz and Fort Mason while they watched the sunrise. Continue reading A Morning with the Rock
2019 was a truly epic year. One year ago today, Grace & I were engaged. Since that seminal moment, this past year has seen its share of ups and downs, the highest of the highs most certainly high and the lowest of the low tragically low. Through it all, my constant has been Grace and our dog Taylor. This is what the last year, and the years leading up to it looked like… Continue reading New Years 2020
Taylor & I decided to take a brief respite from the traffic on our commute from the office in San Francisco to our home in Sausalito by taking in the landscape between The Golden Gate Bridge and Fort Mason just sitting on a bench. Continue reading It Happened Before
Barry “f!#$%cking” Manilow!?!?!?!? I am getting ahead of myself. Rewind thirteen minutes. It was a beautiful, clear, cool night with … Continue reading The Driver, Lyft, Frank, Disney and Barry
“I wrote a paper on the Stones and Altamont 25 years ago.” In reality, it was 28. Freshman year at Purdue University was further back than my memory would allow me to acknowledge. Continue reading Larkspur, Harry Potter, The Boss, The Rolling Stones & Altamont
The story of Pearl Jam is the story of friendship. It’s the story of love. It’s the main reason why they have been among my favourite bands as they have spanned my college years thru young and old adulthood in Chicago. They have spanned my high school friends, among my best friends to my post-college friends, among my best friends. Continue reading Pearl Jam with Derek — 20 August 2016
Throughout the day, my mantra was a wish that I was saying to myself over and over again, like a record playing my favourite songs — I wish for those that I love, health and love and peace and happiness. 2016 had been a good year. Continue reading New Years Eve 2016
Here we are again, though this time we were in my world. Bob Weir and Phil Lesh years ago opened … Continue reading “Hey, Ya” — I Remember the Day that I Died
I suggest going on road trips. Whether they are planned or unplanned makes no difference. Just get in your car, … Continue reading Car Dancing. Road Trips.
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“If nothing is everything, I’ll have it all.” (“Gone“) – Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam) The journey… Continue reading Seattle, I’m Still Alive! I Am Mine.