April 13

Blue Angels visit Naval Air Weapons Station

    Back in March of 2017, the Naval Air Weapons Station at China Lake, California, hosted an airshow featuring the world famous Blue Angels – the US Navy’s Flight Demonstration Team. According to local media, more than 50,000 people attended the two days of acrobatics and precision flying. It had been 34 years since […]

January 02

Feline Household Dominator

           Princess is the imperious feline dominator who condescends to allow me to live in the house I built. Gifted to my wife some fourteen or fifteen years ago, Princess is an outdoor/indoor cat with a decided preference for the former. She has sleeping arrangements in both the house and the garage, depending on the […]

December 01

Gearing up and Going Diving

My SCUBA adventure to Akumal, Quintana Roo, Mexico with my sons Phillip and Geoffrey and Phil’s wife and daughter was a great trip. An unfortunate stumble walking up an incline in soft sand caused me to torque my left knee and ankle and I decided (wisely) to stay dry for the last day of diving. I took […]

November 26

Driving in Mexico

Along with my eldest son Phillip and his wife and daughter, and my youngest son Geoffrey I went on a two-week SCUBA adventure to Akumal, Quintana Roo, Mexico. Akumal is a relatively small resort on the Caribbean side of the Yucatan Peninsula. Highway distance is about 105 kilometers (about 65 miles). During the pre-trip planning […]

Gym Notes #3

Making Calories Count [Note that the numbers and data presented here are my subjective values. All people are not the same. Your numbers will NOT match mine] ——Jennifer Peters made a good point in Gym Notes #2 about calories relating to a person’s body characteristics. Paraphrasing a bit, her point was that exercise builds lean […]

Gym Notes #2

About Pumping Iron to Lose Weight   ——I am an advocate of going to a gym. Except for when I’m traveling or a ‘super’ high priority blocks me out, I’m at the gym at least three times a week, usually four and on rare occasions I’ve done five…, never a sixth—yet. Seventy-five to 90 minutes […]

Gym Notes #1

Up until three weeks ago I’ve been pretty steady going to the gym for a few months. Three weeks ago, I forewent the gym to do work on rehabbing a bathroom that had gone in serious decline. This week I did four days to get back in the swing of exercising. I’m not a fitness […]