Scenes from the Campaign Trail

I came across these photos this weekend and just felt like sharing. I really like this one, taken moments before the debate began on Friday. The quiet confidence, the last minute deep breath and getting centered reminds me of how I approach big challenges. :: Here we see the next first couple, right after Friday’s … Read more

Post Turtle

While suturing a cut on the hand of a 75 year old rancher, his doctor struck up a conversation. Eventually the topic got around to current affairs. The old rancher said, “Well, ya know, let me tell you about the ‘Post Turtle’.” The doctor said “What’s a ‘Post Turtle’ ?” The old rancher said, “When … Read more

We Get Spam

Dear American: I need to ask you to support an urgent secret business relationship with a transfer of funds of great magnitude. I am Ministry of the Treasury of the Republic of America. My country has had crisis that has caused the need for large transfer of funds of 800 billion dollars US. If you … Read more

Beware Stompernet!

Having a friend who is considering starting an internet-based business, and enticed by an offer from a friend and former colleague (hi Dave!), I signed up for a recent promotion sponsored by Stomper Net. The company is an apparent leader in the online sales development business (SEO), and their training was offered for just the … Read more

Frozen Light at the State Fair

For the 2nd year in a row I tried my hand at taking long-exposure images of the carnival rides at the Kansas State Fair. Though the rides were mostly the same as last year, I was able to get quite a number of photos that are quite different from the year before. As last year, … Read more

Maui 2004

May 26, 2004 Maui Bound We’re leaving for Maui in the morning, so posting will be sparse for the next few days. I do hope to have some images to share in the near future; I’ve already scouted out possible wifi hotspots! Worth noting is that the Best Western Grosvenor hotel, very close to SFO, … Read more

San Diego Trip 2004

February 02, 2004 San Simeon Hotels From the Air We decided to visit Hearst Castle on our way down to eTech next week. I found a list of hotels in the area, and after visiting each of their web sites we still couldn’t quite decide where to stay. Then it occurred to me; take a … Read more

Highway 395 & Las Vegas 2003

November 14, 2003 Eastern Sierra Autumn We’re spending a couple of days on the eastern side of the Sierras before heading over to Las Vegas for the Apachecon conference. We spent a nice day on the road between Bishop and Bridgeport today, checking out the hot springs near Mammoth and Bridgeport and taking a quick … Read more

California Trip March 2005

March 03, 2005 Window Seat Photos Inspired by Doc, who has published many nice aerial shots, and by the work of this pBase aerial photographer, I sat in the window seat for the first time in a long time. Luckily, I got a few interesting photos; enough that I will try taking more pictures next … Read more

Kansas Trip Summer 2003

June 27, 2003 On the Road Again We’re on the road again! Tomorrow takes us through Yosemite on 120, and after skirting Mono Lake we’re in for a long day’s drive through the desert, passing through Tonopah and Ely on our way to western Utah. We’ll visit Arches National Park on Sunday, and points beyond … Read more