Another hike in the famous😉 “Friday’s with Fred” series was long overdue, of course. While taking a morning walk with Toni at Lake Hodges, a San Dieguito River park volunteer told me that he’s a trail angel on the PCT, supporting and motivating through-hikers – and that he does that out of Warner Springs. He mentioned the section of the PCT that goes more or less south (ie. in the opposite direction that most through-hikers take) and to Eagle Rock as particularly beautiful. Since I really love that area but never hiked it much, I was eager to do that just that, and see it.Read More »
Cowardish apple farmer told to grow a pear.
I see the same nurses who say “that’s great!” when I tell them that I quit smoking in 2007 take a break outside of the medical facility, and they all have a cigarette in their hands. It makes me wonder if there’s smoking nurses working with lung cancer patients. I bet there are. Freedom and […]
We had a little Black Phoebe roosting at our house for a while. It was using a little hook that held a screen/sail to shade the entry area. It was very cute to see the little bird sit there every evening. It would arrive a little before sunset, quite reliably, and be gone in the morning before dawn.Read More »
Hip hop musician turns to farming late in his career, starts growing root vegetables: Beets by Dr. Dre!
My wife prepared mango in a rather fancy way so I wanted to make a photo of it. But surprise – the white balance was totally wrong. Or rather, no surprise – there’s only warm tones in the frame, so the camera logic, looking for an overall neutral tone, picked a color temperature that was way, way too cold. This was with my iPhone 6, but it doesn’t really matter – even the best DSLR would stumble here.Read More »
Instagram, Ello, Google+, August: it’s remarkable how photographers just love those services the most that make sharing photos most inconvenient. First you have to export from your DAM (where you enter all your titles, captions, keywords!) to a JPEG file, then manually upload, and type your title, caption, keywords/hashtag stuff again. As if embedded IPTC metadata doesn’t exist!Read More »
It has been more than a year since I published my article “Six months with mailbox.org” and it remains a very popular post here on my personal blog. Time to write a little update about some further experiences and shed some light on more of their features that I/we didn’t use when we first began to use the service.Read More »
There’s a Honda right around here, same make, model year, trim and color as ours. What’s more, only the last two digits of the license plate are different (theirs ends in -50 instead of -48!).
One time it was parked right next to ours, at Lake Hodges, when I returned to the trailhead parking lot from a walk with Toni. I thought I was hallucinating! Another time it was parked in the Costco parking lot and I was going crazy, because neither the remote nor the key itself would unlock the car.
I’ve learned to approach what appears to be our own car with caution on public parking lots.