Thursday, April 30, 2020

April 2020 Monthly Challenge in the Activity App

April 2020
Sheltering in place for the whole month, I ended up running sixteen days for 102 miles, taking thirteen Peloton classes covering 145 miles and hiking once for 4 miles. In each of the last two months, I have covered more miles on the bike than I have run. I am pretty sure that I have never done that before.

My pattern for the month was to run on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. I would then take a Peloton class on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

I achieved the monthly challenge in the Apple Activity App for April of 46,000 Move Calories. This equals 1,533 Move calories a day; my Move Calorie goal is only 910. I currently have a streak of 50 days in a row of achieving my Move goal. My longest streak is 155 days!


Wednesday, April 29, 2020

1973 Oscar Nominations


Best Picture:
   ✔ The Godfather - winner
   Cabaret
   Deliverance
   The Emigrants
   Sounder


Lead Actor:
   ✔ Marlon Brando – The Godfather as Vito Corleone - winner - (declined)
   Michael Caine – Sleuth as Milo Tindle
   Laurence Olivier – Sleuth as Andrew Wyke
   Peter O'Toole – The Ruling Class as Jack Gurney
   Paul Winfield – Sounder as Nathan Lee Morgan


Supporting Actor:
   Joel Grey – Cabaret as the M.C. - winner
   Eddie Albert – The Heartbreak Kid as Mr. Corcoran
   ✔ James Caan – The Godfather as Santino "Sonny" Corleone
   ✔ Robert Duvall – The Godfather as Tom Hagen
   ✔ Al Pacino – The Godfather as Michael Corleone


Lead Actress:
   Liza Minnelli – Cabaret as Sally Bowles - winner
   Diana Ross – Lady Sings the Blues as Billie Holiday
   Maggie Smith – Travels with My Aunt as Augusta Bertram
   Cicely Tyson – Sounder as Rebecca Morgan
   Liv Ullmann – The Emigrants as Kristina Nilsson


Supporting Actress:
   Eileen Heckart – Butterflies Are Free as Mrs. Baker - winner
   Jeannie Berlin – The Heartbreak Kid as Lila Kolodny
   Geraldine Page – Pete 'n' Tillie as Gertrude Wilson
   Susan Tyrrell – Fat City as Oma
   Shelley Winters – The Poseidon Adventure as Belle Rosen


Original screenplay
   The Candidate - winner
   The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
   Lady Sings the Blues
   Murmur of the Heart
   Young Winston


Best Adapted Screenplay
   ✔ The Godfather - winner
   Cabaret
   The Emigrants
   Pete 'n' Tillie
   Sounder


The 2020 Oscar nominations are here.

The 2019 Oscar nominations are here.

The 2018 Oscar nominations are here.

The 2017 Oscar nominations are here.

The 2016 Oscar nominations are here.

The 2015 Oscar nominations are here.

The 2014 Oscar nominations are here.

The 2013 Oscar nominations are here.

The 1975 Oscar nominations are here.

The 1973 Oscar nominations are here.

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Amazing Race - Season 7

Monday night, Sharon, Jack and I finished watching season seven of the Amazing Race. With a passion for traveling, I have enjoyed watching the Amazing Race over the last few years. With Boston Rob and Amber competing in the current season of Survivor: Winners at War, we decided to go back and watch them in an early season of the Amazing Race.

Season seven featured 11 teams of two, each with a pre-existing relationship, in a race around the world. It premiered on March 1, 2005 and completed its broadcast run on May 10, 2005.

The legs of the race inluded:
  • Leg 1 (United States → Peru)
  • Leg 2 (Peru → Chile)
  • Leg 3 (Chile → Argentina)
  • Leg 4 (Argentina)
  • Leg 5 (Argentina → South Africa)
  • Leg 6 (South Africa → Botswana)
  • Leg 7 (Botswana)
  • Leg 8 (Botswana → India)
  • Leg 9 (India → Turkey)
  • Leg 10 (Turkey → United Kingdom)
  • Leg 11 (United Kingdom → Jamaica)
  • Leg 12 (Jamaica → Puerto Rico → United States)
This was the first edition of the Amazing Race that did not circumnavigate the world by traveling continuously either west or east while crossing each meridian.

I really enjoyed watching this season. Boston Rob and Amber made it to the final episode, but finished second. Although we will probably watch a few more of the old Amazing Race seasons, I think that next we will watch the season of Survivor that Boston Rob and Amber first appeared in together.

We were originally planning to visit South Africa this year. With the world upside down and sideways, the trip isn't going to happen. Africa and Turkey are still high on my list of countries to visit.

Sunday, April 26, 2020

The Godfather Part III

Saturday night, Sharon, Jack and I watched The Godfather Part III. We watched The Godfather last weekend and The Godfather Part II two weeks ago.

The Godfather Part III is a 1990 American crime film produced and directed by Francis Ford Coppola from the screenplay co-written with Mario Puzo. It is the third and final installment in The Godfather trilogy. It completes the story of Michael Corleone who attempts to legitimize his criminal empire. The film also includes fictionalized accounts of two real-life events: the 1978 death of Pope John Paul I and the Papal banking scandal of 1981–82. John Paul I died 33 days after becoming Pope.

The film stars Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, Talia Shire, Andy García, Eli Wallach, Joe Mantegna, Bridget Fonda, George Hamilton, and Sofia Coppola. It is the only film in the series not to have Al Pacino nominated for an Academy Award; he was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for The Godfather and for Best Actor for The Godfather Part II.

The film was nominated for seven Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Andy García), Best Cinematography, Best Film Editing, Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Best Music, Song (for Carmine Coppola and John Bettis for "Promise Me You'll Remember"). It is the only film in the trilogy not to win for Best Picture or any other Academy Award. The Godfather Trilogy shares the distinction that all of its installments were nominated for Best Picture.

This is not a very good movie. I am frankly surprised that it was nominated for a Best Picture Oscar. I only recommend it in the context of the three film arc. At two hours and fifty minutes, it feels very long. The concluding thirty minutes in the Opera House seem to drag on forever...

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Shelter In Place - Day 44

As part of the rhythm that we are living into, we have been getting curbside takeout on Saturday nights (Matteo's, Rey Azteca, Piatti). This week we got food from Canon. This has been one of Sharon's favorite restaurants over the last couple of years.

Sharon had Adobo Fried Chicken [Green and Purple Snow Pea Salad w/ Pickled Snap Peas, Crispy Quinoa, and Giadiniera Buttermilk Dressing, Palm Sugar Biscuits]. Jack had Half Rack of Ribs [espresso tamarind sauce, pickled fresno chilies, corn nuts, green papaya salad]. I had Crispy Lamb Pave [pickled raisins, espresso pickled carrots, mint yogurt, harissa, flatbread]. We split an order of Heirloom Beets [Nopales, Smoked Tofu, Mole Verde, Tortilla Paste, Beet-Charrones].

Eating dinner, we started watching The Godfather Part III. We watched The Godfather Part II two weeks ago and the The Godfather last weekend.

A footnote. Shopping at Raley's on Saturday morning, it felt like people are starting to take a more laissez faire towards the pandemic. It will be an interesting May...

Friday, April 24, 2020

Facetime with Drew, Shannon, Morgan and Lee

Continuing our Friday afternoon tradition of a virtual cocktail hour [Davis Mafia, Larkins, Gainsleys], Sharon and I connected with Drew, Shannon, Morgan and Lee on Facetime. For some reason, both Drew and I struggled to get all of us connected in one Facetime session. I got a little frustrated. After a long week dealing with technology issues on an enterprise level, I just was in the right frame of mind to wrestle with the issue.

Eventually, we got everyone connected on four different devices. I really enjoyed having a chance to see Lee and talk a little bit with Morgan. Lee spent the time crawling after Morgan's iPad. After Morgan and Lee dropped off, we spent almost another hour talking to Drew and Shannon. It was a very nice visit. I looking forward to being able to see all of them in person!

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Effie Yeaw Nature Preserve and Ancil Hoffman Park Hike

Sharon and I have been trying to do a hike every month this year [January, February, March]. With the shelter-in-place order, we did a long hike around Effie Yeaw Nature Perserve and Ancil Hoffman Park on Easter Sunday.


Ancil Hoffman Hike

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

1975 Oscar Nominations


Best Picture:
   ✔ The Godfather Part II - winner
    Chinatown
    The Conversation
    Lenny
    The Towering Inferno


Lead Actor:
    Art Carney – Harry and Tonto as Harry - winner
    Albert Finney – Murder on the Orient Express as Hercule Poirot
    Dustin Hoffman – Lenny as Lenny Bruce
    Jack Nicholson – Chinatown as J.J. "Jake" Gittes
   ✔ Al Pacino – The Godfather Part II as Michael Corleone


Supporting Actor:
   ✔ Robert De Niro – The Godfather Part II as Vito Corleone - winner
    Fred Astaire – The Towering Inferno as Harlee Claiborne
    Jeff Bridges – Thunderbolt and Lightfoot as Lightfoot
   ✔ Michael V. Gazzo – The Godfather Part II as Frank Pentangeli
   ✔ Lee Strasberg – The Godfather Part II as Hyman Roth


Lead Actress:
    Ellen Burstyn – Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore as Alice Hyatt - winner
    Diahann Carroll – Claudine as Claudine Price
    Faye Dunaway – Chinatown as Evelyn Cross Mulwray
    Valerie Perrine – Lenny as Honey Bruce
    Gena Rowlands – A Woman Under the Influence as Mabel Longhetti


Supporting Actress:
    Ingrid Bergman – Murder on the Orient Express as Greta Ohlsson - winner
    Valentina Cortese – Day for Night as Severine
    Madeline Kahn – Blazing Saddles as Lili von Shtupp
    Diane Ladd – Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore as Florence "Flo" Castleberry
   ✔ Talia Shire – The Godfather Part II as Connie Corleone


Original screenplay
    Chinatown - winner
    Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
    The Conversation
    Day for Night
    Harry and Tonto


Best Adapted Screenplay
   ✔ The Godfather Part II - winner
    The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz
    Lenny
    Murder on the Orient Express
    Young Frankenstein


The 2020 Oscar nominations are here.

The 2019 Oscar nominations are here.

The 2018 Oscar nominations are here.

The 2017 Oscar nominations are here.

The 2016 Oscar nominations are here.

The 2015 Oscar nominations are here.

The 2014 Oscar nominations are here.

The 2013 Oscar nominations are here.

The 1975 Oscar nominations are here.

Sunday, April 19, 2020

The Godfather

Saturday night, Sharon, Jack and I watched The Godfather. We watched Godfather II last weekend.

The Godfather is a 1972 American crime film directed by Francis Ford Coppola. It is based on Mario Puzo's best-selling novel of the same name. The film features an ensemble cast including Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Robert Duvall and Diane Keaton.

Spanning from 1945 to 1955, the story chronicles the Corleone family under patriarch Vito Corleone (Brando). It focuses on the transformation of one of his sons, Michael Corleone (Pacino), from reluctant family outsider to ruthless mafia boss.

At the 45th Academy Awards, the film won the Oscars for Best Picture, Best Actor (Brando), and Best Adapted Screenplay (for Puzo and Coppola). It received seven other Oscar nominations including Pacino, Caan, and Duvall for Best Supporting Actor and Coppola for Best Director. Brando boycotted the ceremony in protest of Hollywood's portrayal of Native Americans and to draw attention to the standoff at Wounded Knee.

I enjoyed the movie more than I expected. I recommend it.

As a footnote, running on the treadmill on Saturday afternoon, I watched an episode from the first season of Saturday Night Live. It included a skit with Peter Boyle and John Belushi doing Dueling Brandos. Unfortunately, the clip in YouTube only includes the audio, not video, of the skit.

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Shelter In Place - Day 37

Except for Whole Foods and Raleys, I haven't been anywhere in the last five weeks. As part of the rhythm that we are starting to live into, we have been getting curbside takeout on Saturday nights (Matteo's, Rey Azteca). This week we got food from Piatti. We split a Romaine Caesar Salad [bread crumbs, shaved grana, buttermilk anchovy dressing]. I had Spaghetti [braised pork & ricotta meatballs, tomato sauce], while Jack had Orecchiette [5 hour pork & beef bolognese, extra virgin olive oil]. In a choice that surprised me, Sharon had Fennel Sausage wood fried pizza [asparagus, fontina, lemon panna].

Eating dinner, we watched The Godfather. I enjoyed it. I know that Sharon and I watched the movie at one point, but frankly didn't remember much of it. We watched Godfather II last weekend and will probably watch Godfather III in the near future.

Friday, April 17, 2020

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Throwback Thursday - Drew Pic 1 - April 2006


Cleaning the den in March, I found a mailer containing a DVD from my sister Lee Ann. The DVD has a series of pictures of Drew from a photo shoot in 2006. I am going to post a number of the pictures on Thursdays over the next several weeks.

I get a particular kick out of this picture. Drew lost this hat somewhere during the night of my 50th birthday party!

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

The Godfather Part II

Saturday and Sunday nights, Sharon, Jack and I watched Godfather II. The film was nominated for eleven Academy Awards at the 47th Academy Awards and became the first sequel to win Best Picture. Its six Oscar wins also included Best Director for Francis Ford Coppola, Best Supporting Actor for Robert De Niro and Best Adapted Screenplay for Coppola and Mario Puzo.

The Godfather Part II is a 1974 American epic crime film produced and directed by Francis Ford Coppola from the screenplay co-written with Mario Puzo. It stars Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, Robert De Niro, Talia Shire, Morgana King, John Cazale, Mariana Hill, and Lee Strasberg.

It is the second installment of The Godfather trilogy. Partially based on Puzo's 1969 novel The Godfather, the film is both sequel and prequel to The Godfather. It presents parallel dramas. The sequel follows the 1958 story of Michael Corleone (Pacino), the new Don of the Corleone family, protecting the family business in the aftermath of an attempt on his life. The prequel covers the journey of his father, Vito Corleone (De Niro), from his Sicilian childhood to the founding of his family enterprise in New York City.

Years and years ago, Sharon and I watched the first film with the intention of working our way through all three; we never did. I enjoyed Godfather II more than I expected I would. I need to go back and watch the first film again in the near future.

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Adventist Health acquires Blue Zones

Adventist Health acquires Blue Zones as part of transformation into catalyst for overall community health and wellbeing

Apr 8, 2020

Adventist Health today announced that it has acquired Blue Zones®, a pioneer in taking a systemic and environmental approach to improving the health of entire cities and communities. The organization’s work in over 50 communities across America has been credited with double-digit drops in obesity, smoking and Body Mass Index, achieving millions of dollars of savings in healthcare costs. This revolutionary move by Adventist Health comes at a time when public attention is especially focused on the interconnectedness of our health to that of our friends and neighbors in the face of the Coronavirus crisis. Post-pandemic, a focus on improving and strengthening community and public health will be more critical than ever as communities across the nation and globe navigate recovery.

“Adventist Health has always believed in creating environments of belonging and easy access to healthy lifestyles, and we also know that the future of healthcare goes beyond the role of traditional hospitals by investing in our communities to improve people’s overall wellbeing,” Adventist Health CEO Scott Reiner said. “Adventist Health’s work with Blue Zones represents the future of healthcare and is a major component of our plan to redefine the role of health organizations across America and strengthens our commitment to inspiring health, wholeness and hope.”

Blue Zones infuses healthy choices, enhances connections, instills purpose and fuels hope to impact communities where people live, work and play. This includes leveraging the Blue Zones Power9® lessons of longevity through a comprehensive model for transformational change called the Life Radius®¬ a focus on people, places and policy. Rather than relying solely on individual behavior change, Blue Zones focuses on optimizing environments to improve health by design.

“Blue Zones is proud to pioneer the advancement of the health of entire cities by systematically improving living environments, so the healthy choice is the easy choice,” said Dan Buettner, Blue Zones Founder and National Geographic Fellow and Explorer. “Adventist Health shares our values and its vision for community wellbeing aligns perfectly with our work. We believe that Blue Zones can have an even bigger impact as part of a strong and proven health organization.”

At a time when America is spending significantly more on health care than other countries without that investment translating to better health outcomes, this kind of model can improve the health of individuals and communities, and in turn, make care more affordable. This transformational move is especially powerful as our society seeks to rebuild and find solutions to restore the health of the nation once the current Coronavirus crisis passes.

Adventist Health’s vision to improve individual wellbeing by investing in healthier communities is rooted in the Seventh-day Adventist cultural heritage. Since its inception in the 1840s, the Seventh-day Adventist tradition has encouraged a lifestyle of health and wellness. These practices are infused into Adventist communities across the country, including Loma Linda, California. The average life expectancy in America is 78, but in Loma Linda, the average male lives to 89 and female to 91. Dan Buettner identified Loma Linda, California, as one of the world’s five blue zones longevity hotspots in a National Geographic cover story in 2005.

Scott Reiner added, “In addition to our acquisition news, through Blue Zones, we have also concurrently completed an early renewal to continue collaborating to provide Blue Zones Project by Sharecare.”

Jeff Arnold, founder, chairman and CEO of Sharecare commented, “We are excited to extend our partnership with Blue Zones, and now Adventist Health, to advance and grow our market leading solution for community-driven health."

Sunday, April 12, 2020

Easter 2020

It was odd not to be either on a trip or attending a Frame Family function. It has also been a long time since we haven't gone to Mass on Easter. It didn't really feel like the Easter Holiday. While everyone else slept late, I took Tiber on a long walk in the park.

In the late morning, Sharon, Jack and I did a long hike around the Effie Yeaw Nature Perserve and Ancil Hoffman Park. The county closed the park and the golf course for Easter weekend. As a result, the park was eerily quiet on both Saturday and Sunday. Selfishly, I wouldn't mind them keeping the park closed a little longer. The three of us ended up hiking 4.1 miles in an hour and thirty-three minutes. I will post a map and a couple of pictures later in the week.

At Ancil HoffmanIn the late afternoon, Sharon convinced Jack and I to sneak on to the golf course. Grabbing a couple of clubs, we walked down the trail and jumped on the course at the 14th hole. I only took one club: a hybrid 4. Jack carried a driver and a nine iron, while Sharon had a driver and a seven iron. We played 14, 15, 16 and 17. There were a couple of other people out on the course hitting balls.

We then walked back across the course and played the par three 5th hole. Just as we were on the green, we saw the ranger driving down the course saying on the loudspeaker that the course was closed.

Sharon had ordered a ham. Although it was supposed to show up on Friday, it never did. I ended up barbecuing a couple of Omaha Steaks. We finished the day with a nice dinner of steak, au gratin potatoes and green beans. Eating dinner, we watched the second half of Godfather II.

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Shelter In Place - Day 30

We got take out from Rey Azteca. I had a two item combo with Red Sauce Enchilada with Marinated Chicken, Mexican Style Soft Taco with Grilled chicken, Refried Beans and Spanish Rice. Jack had an All Meat Burrito with Grilled Chicken. Sharon had Fajitas with Shrimp, Whole Pinto Beans, Lime-Cilantro Rice and Flour Tortillas. We also got three 🍸🍸🍸😍👌Cadillac Margaritas.

Eating dinner, we started watching Godfather Part II. At three hours and twenty-two minutes long, we decided to split the movie over two nights.

Friday, April 10, 2020

Virtual Cocktail Hour with the Larkins


Following up on last week's Davis Mafia Cocktail Hour, we and I got together with Larkins via Zoom to catch up.

They have had an interesting adventure over the last month!

We need to connect with the Gainsleys!

Thursday, April 09, 2020

Throwback Thurday - AT&T Park - June 2007

Working from home over the last month, we started cleaning the den on weekends to make it livable. I uncovered several different artifacts. In 2007, I got the unique opportunity to throw out the first pitch at a Giants game in AT&T Park (now Oracle Park). Sutter Health was a major customer of AT&T. I haven't previously posted the pictures...

Wednesday, April 08, 2020

2013 Oscar Nominations


Best Picture:
   ✔ Argo - Winner
   Amour
   Beasts of the Southern Wild
   ✔ Django Unchained
   Les Misérables
   ✔ Life of Pi
   ✔ Lincoln
   ✔ Silver Linings Playbook
   Zero Dark Thirty


Lead Actor:
   ✔ Daniel Day-Lewis – Lincoln - winner
   ✔ Bradley Cooper – Silver Linings Playbook
   Hugh Jackman – Les Misérables
   Joaquin Phoenix – The Master
   Denzel Washington – Flight


Supporting Actor:
   ✔ Christoph Waltz – Django Unchained - winner
   ✔ Alan Arkin – Argo
   ✔ Robert De Niro – Silver Linings Playbook
Philip Seymour Hoffman – The Master
   ✔ Tommy Lee Jones – Lincoln


Lead Actress:
   ✔ Jennifer Lawrence – Silver Linings Playbook - winner
   Jessica Chastain – Zero Dark Thirty
   Emmanuelle Riva – Amour
   Quvenzhané Wallis – Beasts of the Southern Wild
   Naomi Watts – The Impossible


Supporting Actress:
   Anne Hathaway – Les Misérables - winner
   Amy Adams – The Master
   ✔ Sally Field – Lincoln
   Helen Hunt – The Sessions
   ✔ Jacki Weaver – Silver Linings Playbook


Original screenplay
   ✔ Django Unchained - winner
   Amour
   Flight
   Moonrise Kingdom
   Zero Dark Thirty


Best Adapted Screenplay
   ✔ Argo - winner
   Beasts of the Southern Wild
   ✔ Life of Pi
   ✔ Lincoln
   ✔ Silver Linings Playbook


The 2020 Oscar nominations are here.

The 2019 Oscar nominations are here.

The 2018 Oscar nominations are here.

The 2017 Oscar nominations are here.

The 2016 Oscar nominations are here.

The 2015 Oscar nominations are here.

The 2014 Oscar nominations are here.

The 2013 Oscar nominations are here.

The 1975 Oscar nominations are here.

Tuesday, April 07, 2020

Solo Piano Sonatas by Sound Bath & Morgan Elizabeth

Last week, Drew released music with Morgan! The album was released under his moniker Sound Bath. It consists of 12 piano sonatas that Morgan composed.



The Spotify link is here.

Sunday, April 05, 2020

Ocean's 11

Saturday night, at Jack's suggestion, Sharon, Jack and I watched Ocean's 11. The first installment of the Ocean's franchise, it is a remake of the 1960 Rat Pack film of the same name. The franchise also includes Ocean's Twelve in 2004, Ocean's Thirteen in 2007 and Ocean's 8, a spin-off with an all-female lead cast, in 2018. Sharon and I saw Ocean's 8 when it came out.

Ocean's Eleven is a 2001 American heist film directed by Steven Soderbergh. Ocean's Eleven features an ensemble cast, including George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Don Cheadle, Andy García, Bernie Mac and Julia Roberts. The film follows friends Danny Ocean (Clooney) and Rusty Ryan (Pitt), who plan a heist of $150 million from casino owner Terry Benedict (García).

We enjoyed the movie. We will probably follow up and watch the two sequels in the coming weeks.

Saturday, April 04, 2020

Shelter In Place - Day 23

After watching the Jesuit High School Mass on YouTube, we got take out from Matteo's. Sharon and I had a meal for two that included Asiago Polenta Fries [Crispy Polenta, Shredded Asiago & Basil Marinara], House Salad [Mixed Greens tossed in a Red Wine Vinaigrette topped with Carrots and Cucumbers] and Penne Bolognese [Spicy Pork & Beef Ragu, Mushrooms & Asiago Cheese]. Jack had Seafood Gnocchi.

After dinner, we watched Ocean's 11. Jack was listening to The Ringer's rewatchable podcasts on the flight home last week and suggested the movie. The rewatchable podcast for Ocean's 11 is here. I have a vague memory of seeing the movie before.

Friday, April 03, 2020

Davis Mafia Cocktail Hour

Chabrier scheduled a Davis Rugby Zoom together for a beer on Friday afternoon. The group on online ended up totaling thirteen, including: Chabrier; Clayton; Nooter; Wallen; Tyburczy; Snipes; Lindsay; Greene; Tomasin; Geselbracht; Hunter; Moore, and; I.  Moore could never figure out how to get this camera working!

With thirteen people, it ended up being more than a little chaotic. Nevertheless, the event ended up lasting an hour and forty minutes.

Thursday, April 02, 2020

Throwback Thursday - Marysville - 1958

Drew found this picture at his mom's house. From 1958 to 1960, we lived in a house in Marysville in a neighborhood east of the high school. Growing up, we had a pair of springer spaniels: Rex and Sam. Rex lived to be about twelve years old. I love this picture of him as a puppy.

Wednesday, April 01, 2020

Starting a journal for 91 Rugby World Cup trip


Cleaning out the den over the last couple of weeks, I came across a couple of artifacts that I am going to post. One of those is the program and itinerary for the 91 Rugby World Cup trip to Ireland, Wales and England. I am going to build a short journal from that trip using the itinerary, a few random notes and a couple of really bad pictures. I have no recollection of what I took as a camera, but the pictures are almost useless. The entry for day one is here.