Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Services for Jack Frame

There will be a Rosary for Sharon's dad, Jack, at W. F. Gormley & Sons at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 4, 2006.

The Funeral Mass will held at St. Mary's Cemetery Chapel at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, June 5, 2006.

The John Frame Family

Musselman second interview - Kings bringing Musselman back for second interview
The decision supports what sources within the Kings organization have confirmed, that Musselman has surpassed Monarchs coach John Whisenant as the frontrunner after it was believed Whisenant had already been chosen by Kings co-owners and longtime friends Joe and Gavin Maloof.

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

2006 Baseball Game 13

Jack played in his thirteenth game of the 2006 baseball season. He pitched the first inning. Although he does not throw as hard as some of the other kids, Jack can throw strikes. The ability to get the ball over the plate is a rarity at this level. The fact that Jack can throw strikes forces the kids to swing at pitches, rather than sit there with the bat on their shoulders. Jack struck out three batters and walked one.

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Sharon and Jack
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Sunday, May 28, 2006

Black Horse Pub & Grill Again

Some time ago, we went to the Black Horse Pub & Grill in Elk Grove for dinner and were underwhelmed. Saturday morning, we decided to give it a try for breakfast. If possible, the breakfast was worse than the dinner.

California Historical Landmark #680

Murphy's Corral
California State Historical Landmark #680

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This landmark is located near the southwest corner of Grant Line Road and Highway 99, Elk Grove, California. There are 57 other California State Historical Landmarks in Sacramento County. The GPS coordinates for this location are N 38° 22.477 W 121° 21.711.

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This is the site of the beginning of the conquest of California by the United States. On June 10, 1846, American settlers led by Ezekial Merritt overpowered soldiers under Lt. Francisco Arce and took their Mexican army horses from the corral of the Murphy Ranch on the north bank of the Consumnes River. The "Bear Flag" action in Sonoma followed on June 14, 1846.

The actual site of Murphy’s Corral is located several miles south of the historical marker.

Whisenant next Kings coach? - Whisenant could be next Kings coach

There is summary of his background on Wikipedia and a bio on the WNBA site. I did not realize how much he had coached in the college ranks or how successful he has been at a variety of levels.

I have been expecting the Maloofs to make this move for some time.

Friday, May 26, 2006

John (Jack) Frame

Sharon's dad passed away. He was 86 years old.

John (Jack) Frame
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Thursday, May 25, 2006

Drew in The Crucible

Drew is appearing in The Crucible over the next three days. I was trying to get my schedule organized to get down there tonight, but failed.

2006 Baseball Game #12

Jack played in his twelve baseball game of the season. He played first base in the first inning and made two outs at first; in the last game, the team had a number of passed balls at first base. Jack also had probably his farthest hit of the year in his first at bat. He hit one down the left field line. Jack finished up pitching the last inning and stiking out two.

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bumps along road to connector - A few bumps along road to connector
The connector would link Interstate 5 in southern Elk Grove to Highway 99, and ultimately extend north and east to Highway 50 in eastern El Dorado County.

Moblog Baseball Game #12

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Morgan in Boston

Morgan moved to Boston last week to start a summer school program at the Berklee College of Music.

She posted a very cool photo album of her first weekend wandering around the city. It looks like she is having a great time! A few of my favorite pictures from the album are shown below.

Sharon and Liz spent a couple of days exploring Boston last year. While I have been there for work two or three times and saw a game at Fenway Park, I have not taken the opportunity to walk the city as Sharon and Morgan have.

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Google users promised AI

A search engine that knows exactly what you are looking for, that can understand the question you are asking even better than you do, and find exactly the right information for you, instantly - that was the future predicted by Google yesterday.

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Tune your run

Nike + Apple iPod = Tune your run

Press Release

Monday, May 22, 2006

2006 Baseball Game #11

Jack played in his 11th baseball game of the season. Since the kids started to pitch, the team seems to have slipped backwards defensively. Jack made a great throw from shortstop to first and Cole made a couple of good throws to first. Unfortunately, none of the throws were caught. There were six or seven passed balls at first base.

Moblog Baseball Game #11

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Dinner at the Larkin's

Sharon, Jack and I spent the afternoon at the Larkin's with Joe and Cindy and Sherry and Matt Bell. The Larkin's served a great dinner.

At the Larkin's

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CA Historical Landmark #18

Petaluma Adobe
California State Historical Landmark #18

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The placard is missing from the historical marker.

California State Historical Landmark #18
Built by General M.G. Vallejo, 1834-1844, and known as Casa Grande. According to General Vallejo, "Building was of immense proportions with different departments for factories and warehouses."

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California State Historical Landmark #18
It took about ten years to complete this building, begun in 1834 as a result of General M. G. Vallejo's order to settle the area. On Vallejo's 66,000-acre rancho such necessities as candles, soap, blankets, shoes, and saddles were manufactured by native artisans in shops which included a tannery, smithy, and grist mill.

Saturday, May 20, 2006

2006 Baseball Game 10

Jack played in the tenth baseball game of the season. He pitched the second inning. In his first at bat, he drove one into left field; it was the hardest he has hit a ball this season. He also had a solid hit into left center in his second at bat. He played shortstop, third base, first base and catcher over the course of the six inning game.

Friday, May 19, 2006

The Da Vinci Code

Sharon and I went to see the The Da Vinci Code. I found the movie a little plodding at certain points and not as engaging as the book. Tom Hanks was better in the role than I expected. Overall, I would give it a "B". After the movie, we stopped at Mukini's for a nightcap.

Adventures of Andrew Heringer

Adventures of Andrew Heringer--part IV

Thursday, May 18, 2006

2006 Baseball Game 9

Jack played in his ninth baseball game of the 2006 season. He had two strong at bats and pitched one inning.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Safety of state data questioned

From Wednesday's Sacramento Bee article titled Safety of state data questioned:
Some in the private sector also are rethinking data-storage procedures. Mark Heringer, Sutter Health's vice president for information technology operations, said his staff plans to revisit the decision to store with Iron Mountain.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

B-17G Flying Fortress

Running at lunch on Monday, I saw an odd airplane landing at Mather out of the corner of my eye. On the way back, I passed a sign saying B-17 Rides and Tours. It turns out that a restored B-17G Flying Fortress is touring the country and was at Mather. I wandered back at lunch today to get a closer look.

Standing at the fence watching the plane land and taxi in, I ran into Jay Tyburczy who I played rugby with in college. Jay was there to take a ride on the plane.

Google Notebook

Google has released Google Notebook.

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Monday, May 15, 2006

2nd Grade: Art Lesson G

Sharon spent some time serving as the art docent for Jack's class. The lesson looked at three genre paintings depicting mothers in art: Grace Before Meal by Jean Chardin; The Pantry by Pieter de Hooch; and In the Garden by Camille Pissarro [shown below].

For their art projects, the kids made mixed media pictures of their mothers.

SacBee Business - On the move

From Business section , On the Move for Monday, May 15, 2006:
Sutter Health has promoted Mark Heringer to vice president for information technology operations and technical services. He brings more than 25 years of experience to the position, including eight years in IT leadership positions within Sutter Health.

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Mother's Day 2006

I made Sharon breakfast when she got back from the spin class at the club. For Mother's Day, Sharon got a cookbook and a necklace. Jack also gave her a book of coupons and a jar of acknowledgments that he had made at school.

We spent the afternoon at Sharon's parent's house with both of her brother's families. Jack had a great time playing with his cousins. The group barbecued hamburgers for dinner.

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Digging for the Truth

A couple of weeks ago, I started TIVOing Digging for the Truth on the History Channel. After dinner, we watched an episode titled "The Real Queen of Sheba" which had some interesting segments on Ethiopia, Yemen and frankincense.

First Eucharist

A piece of my movitation for participating in the RCIA program over the last eight months was the events scheduled for Jack this spring. After a couple of retreats over the last couple of months, we attend a Mass for Jack's first eucharist. It was a nice pay-off for participating in the RCIA program to be able to participate with Jack and Sharon.

Sharon's brother Tim and her brother Tom's family (Tom, Becky, Kevin and Eric) attended the Mass. Afterwards, we all went to Mikunis Sushi in Elk Grove for a late lunch.

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Friday, May 12, 2006

California Historical Landmark #566

Sacramento City Cemetery
California State Historical Landmark #566

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California State Historical Landmark #566
California State Historical Landmark #566

Resting place of California pioneers, this cemetery was established in 1850. Many of the victims of the cholera epidemic of that year are buried here. Included among the graves of illustrious Californians are those of John Bigler, Newton Booth, and William Irwin, Governors of California, General George Wright, hero of the Mexican War, Mark Hopkins, cobuilder of the Central Pacific Railroad, General Albert M. Winn, founder of the Native Sons of the Golden West, Hardin Bigelow, first mayor of Sacramento, William S. Hamilton, son of Alexander Hamilton, E. B. Crocker, founder of the Crocker Art Gallery, and Reverend O. C. Wheeler, organizer in 1850 of the first Baptist Church.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

2006 Baseball Game 8

Jack played in his eighth baseball game of the season. I missed two of his games while I was back east visiting with Nooter and Morgan. In the seventh game of the year on Monday, they started to let the kids pitch three innings of the six inning game. Each player can only pitch one inning. Jack got to be the first player on his team to pitch an inning.

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Moblog Single A Baseball

John Proctor

Drew is playing John Proctor in The Crucible.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Nelson leading man - Stein: Don Nelson might be leading man in Sacto coach search
Nelson was one of three names I [Marc Stein] heard most in the hours after Adelman was informed that his Kings reign was over. The others: Ex-Kings guard and assistant coach Terry Porter and San Antonio Spurs assistant coach P.J. Carlesimo.
Personally, my leading choice for the new Kings coach would be Byron Scott. If Larry Brown can get out of his contract with the Pistons to coach the Knicks, the Maloofs should be able to wriggle Scott out of his contract with the Hornets.

Adelman out!

Rick Adelman is out as the head coach of the Sacramento Kings.

Monday, May 08, 2006

At Sarah Lawrence College

After a couple days of forced marches, I got a slower start this morning. I ran on the treadmill, checked out of the hotel and took a cab back to campus. Connecting with Morgan, we walked down into Bronxville for a cup of coffee and then an early lunch. We had lunch at Fogerty's.

After lunch, we headed up back to campus. Morgan gave me a tour of the campus including a look at the rooms where some of her classes are held.

I took a few pictures while we were walking around the campus, but none of my pictures nor any of the pictures that I have previously seen of the school really capture the overall feel of the school. The campus is laid out on a rolling hillside. It has a very older eastern feel to it which is very different from the University of California and California State campuses. I was very impressed.

I started winding my way back home in the afternoon. I walked back down into Bronxville and caught a train back to Grand Central Station. From there, I took an Airporter Bus to JFK airport. I had an uneventful Jetblue flight nonstop from JFK back to Sacramento. By the time I got home and to bed, it was after midnight.

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Sunday, May 07, 2006

To Bronxville

Up fairly early, Nooter and I wandered up Broadway to find somewhere for breakfast. I really enjoyed having a chance to spend some time with him and catch up.

After breakfast, we packed up and I caught a cab to Grand Central Station. From there, I took a train to Bronxville. Morgan sent me a text message early Sunday morning with some great instructions on how to get to the school. She met me at the train station and walked back to the campus.

We spent some time on campus seeing her dorm room and then sitting and having a cup of coffee and talking. The campus is very cool. Morgan had a rehearsal for the show so I took a cab to the hotel to check in.

Heading back to campus, I saw a performance of Candide. Morgan and her roommate were in the chorus.

After the show, Morgan and I made some plans for Monday and I headed back to the hotel. With a red-eye flight on Friday night and a short night's sleep Saturday, I was running out of gas and crashed early.

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