Yeah, so I’m a proud uncle. Sue me.

| January 12, 2011

One of the downsides of being on the opposite coast from the rest of my family is that I don’t get to watch the various activities in which my nephew and nieces excel. Fortunately, one of the reportorial outfits in my home town, Santa Barbara, has been posting videos. In this one, I get to […]

Dons Pride

| January 7, 2011

They say you can choose your friends, but you can’t choose your family. I’m not quite sure where that puts in-laws… but I have been blessed with a terrific sister-in-law. My brother married extremely well (far better than he deserves, as he will be the third or fourth to admit.) My sister-in-law Holly was an […]

Mexico is finished.

| December 12, 2010

My cousin Judy and her husband David have lived in Tampico, Mexico, for something like 20 years. They went as missionaries, and support themselves by ranching. With the spread of narco-terror violence throughout Mexico, we here have become increasingly concerned about Judy and David’s well-being. Today we heard from Judy’s sister — short version: Judy […]

If pride goes before a fall, expect to hear a “thud” soon.

| November 23, 2010

Those who know me know that I’m not much of a sports fan, but I can’t help passing along this bit of news from the Pepperdine women’s basketball program. I am an extremely proud uncle.


| October 1, 2010

Now that October is here, I think we can say that summer is well and truly over — de facto as well as de jure. Personally, this has been the worst summer I can remember — and if it had gone on any longer, I’m not sure I’d have survived. Worse than 2007? When my […]

On This Date in History

| September 13, 2009

This lady? It’s her birthday. Love you, Mom.

Wish list update

| May 21, 2009

Since my birthday is Sunday, I thought I would mention that if anyone is thinking about getting me anything but doesn’t know what, well, I’d like one of these.


| May 20, 2009

I have two nieces and a nephew, and reason to be proud of all three of them. They are exceptional kids, and will soon be fine, upstanding adults. Here’s one reason I’m proud of my nephew: he composed the piece performed here. [That is the Santa Barbara High School Madrigal Choir at their annual Spring […]

Mothers Day

| May 10, 2009

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I do have the best Mom in the world.

Break out the nano-violin

| April 25, 2009

Between work, feeling like crap, and not sleeping particularly well (or anywhere close to enough), I’ve not had the energy to write anything. Maybe I’ll be better next week.

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