October 2012

Survivor’s Guilt – All is Well in Piney Point

by carbonboy on October 31, 2012

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Bird’s Eye View of Piney Point on the Mighty Potomac River (Hint: Lots of Water) Honestly I can’t call it guilt, just relief – as this super storm was 900 miles wide and could have just as easily wiped Piney Point off the map. We can’t imagine all the suffering that this hurricane has caused. […]


Oh Boy – Here We Go Again

by carbonboy on October 28, 2012

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Piney Point is Somewhere Buried Beneath the Clouds Why is it that they name earthquakes after the city closest to their epicenter and hurricanes get people names? I’m in sunny Mexico and life is near perfect. But my house in Piney Point, Maryland is again under attack. My friend Raul is manning the fort, but […]


Deporte y Paz and Ten Years of Blogging Behind Me

by carbonboy on October 21, 2012

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 Nothing Like the Warm Smile from a Beautiful Woman to Make Your Day! The rains have ended in Querétaro. Each day now is sunny and warm, with enough billowy clouds lingering about to provide a dramatic sunset nightly. The recent week in California brought back my sunny disposition as well. Aside from the annoyance of my […]


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I’ve never seen such crowds – the line just to get in to the newly opened Uni Qlo went all the way around the block! We finished our California holiday with a restful night and awesome breakfast buffet at the Marriott in Union Square (thank god for Marriott Points). The sun was out again and the hoards of beautiful shoppers […]


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We left Napa overcast with the hope that the forecast for the cloud cover breaking in the afternoon proved true. It didn’t, and we did not care, although a warm sun makes for a better day to explore. I had wanted to take the perilous Highway 1 to Stinson Beach to view the Pacific as […]


Napa Valley at Harvest

by carbonboy on October 11, 2012

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Grapes Sweet to the Point of Rotting – Perfect! I love California, especially during the harvest – which is about all year long. For grapes, it’s only about this time of year. Napa Valley is awesome, except for all the horrific traffic, both local and tourist. I don’t care as we had the best Italian […]


Fleet Week – San Francisco 2012

by carbonboy on October 8, 2012

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 Birds of All Kinds Here on Fleet Week We are here in San Francisco and it happens to be Fleet Week. So here are a few shots from Marina Green. It’s a perfect day in a perfect city. The city and the bay were near perfect today. I can’t imagine being anywhere else today. There […]