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Farmers Market Colors

Farmers Market Colors

While recuperating in Jamul from my most recent surgery, I went with family to a farmers market in San Diego. A couple of photos were keepers, including the berries above and whatever that is below! Here’s a long shot of the farmers market, with San Diego Bay in the background: Now I’m back in the [...]

I’ll See You in March

I’ll See You in March

I’ll be out of commission until early March due to another major surgery that I’m having on Feb. 2. Please say a prayer, and I’ll see you around the corner! Read the Full Story at Pasadena PIO

The Best Friends in the World

The Best Friends in the World

I couldn’t ask for better friends in the whole, wide world! Last night at the home of Paul and Margie Grossman, some of the friends who made it possible for me to ride on the Kiwanis International Float in the Rose Parade gathered for a dinner and debriefing with me about my experiences. It was [...]

More Kiwanis International Float Photos

More Kiwanis International Float Photos

Many thanks to Isabel Chavez for the photo above and the next one below. And many thanks also to Kathy Hernandez for this one (she was something like nine stories up!): See more here and here: Read the Full Story at Pasadena PIO

I Love a (Rose) Parade!

I Love a (Rose) Parade!

Well, yesterday was quite simply a dream come true and the thrill of a lifetime! Thanks to a group of wonderful and generous friends, I rode on the Kiwanis International float in the Rose Parade (see this post for background). That’s me waving to the right of horse in the photo above. The day before [...]

A One-horse Open Sleigh!

A One-horse Open Sleigh!

Thanks to a couple of dozen generous friends, I’m going to be in the Rose Parade — on the Kiwanis International float. Here are some of those fantastic folks, who made a very generous collective donation to the float committee to make this happen: Left to right, seated: Paddy Hurley, yours truly, Kevin Uhrich.Second row: [...]

Remembering Bob O’Rourke

Remembering Bob O’Rourke

Bob O’Rourke passed away yesterday. He was a great friend. When I first knew him he was the director of public relations at Caltech, then he moved up in the world and became the vice president of public relations there. Bob called me on Jan. 2, 1991 — my first day on the job as [...]

My Roof

My Roof

During the hurricane-force windstorms last week, aside from the fact that everything got blown all over the place (including onto and off of my property), I lost most of the shingles on my roof and it’s buckled near the chimney. It looks like someplace on Tobacco Road! Thank goodness there’s no rain in the immediate [...]

Holiday Soiree at the Castle Green

Holiday Soiree at the Castle Green

I serve on the board of the Friends of the Castle Green. This afternoon (Sunday) there was a private get-together for residents of the historic former hotel, now filled with privately owned flats on several stories above the first floor common areas. The event took place in some of those common areas: the salon, sun [...]

I Love My Family

I Love My Family

This photo was taken in 1967. Brother Jamie in front; l-r next row Charlou, yours truly and Rick; Daddy and Mommy in back. Grandma and Grandpa, my mother’s parents, lived in Kansas City (where my sister and I were born) and had a winter apartment in Chula Vista, where this photo was taken. Daddy and [...]