The reformed cowboy turned hippy calls after his old black Lab mix, slowly making his way across my line of sight, tired and longing for home as his master beckons for him. He was dressed in all-cream-white linen pants and vest, a crisp brilliant white shirt and bolo underneath it, the suede tan of his cowboy boots providing a stark contrast to, not only his attire, but his long, grey-white braided hair growing from the middle of the back of his head, his long wispy goatee complementing it. He was a sight for sure. Continue reading Golden Gate, C’mon Man!
A few days past a full year before Grace and I were engaged in January 2019 at Cavallo Point in … Continue reading Back in Sausalito in January
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
Sausalito will always be one of my favourite places on the planet. For my friends who want to venture into … Continue reading Want a Weekend in Sausalito?
Eating at my parents’ house is an experience like no other. I fully expect to gain a couple pant-sizes, and happily do so. Continue reading Eating-time During Christmas-time
As I do every year on this day for the past ten, I celebrate my second chance at life. 12/22/08 at 7:28 AM, I woke up again on the corner of the busy intersection of North, Milwaukee and Damen Avenues, after getting hit by a car going 30 mph, blessed that I was still alive. This particular day at this very moment has not been easy because Taylor is no longer with us, but with the warm embrace of God’s grace, Grace, and our loving family and friends, it’s a day to celebrate. I look back on pictures over the past couple months and am so very thankful for everyone that continues to hold us close to their hearts as we hold them close to ours. And so I enter this day and will leave it much the same way that I enter and leave most days — with love and thankfulness for the people I’ve been blessed to call my family and friends, whether I see them every day or hardly ever, the love I feel for them and the impact they’ve had on me, is a truly great and wonderful thing. Celebrate Love and Life! Continue reading Eleven Years Later
Two years ago, Chicago was slapped one morning with mounds of wonderful snow. On cue, Taylor looked at me and I knew what we had to do. Continue reading Winter Wonderland
Taylor left behind a lot of love for the people in his life. He had a few parting thoughts before leaving. For a dog with few words, he sure had a lot to say. Continue reading It’s Time
Taylor & I went on a walk early one morning in Chicago and spied on a lovely couple just a few yards in front of us. Continue reading A Poignant Sight To See
“The Golden Gate Bridge’s daily strip tease from enveloping stoles of mist to full frontal glory is still the most … Continue reading Off to the Golden Gate