March 2016

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Nice, but they work hard for the money.


Donner Pass from I-80

by carbonboy on March 29, 2016

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Donner Lake This is the one place that I don’t mind snow in the spring. However it is so deep one can easily sink up to your crotch if the top layer fails to support your weight! The Truckee River Every time I pass through here (summer or winter), I just want to stop and […]


At Peace on My Porch

by carbonboy on March 27, 2016

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I wish you could hear the sound of the Piney Point Frogs (the bullfrogs are still adolescents). I wish you could hear the wind and the waves of the mighty Potomac River as the waters enter the Chesapeake Bay. If only one concept of the message of Christ could be adopted by all of humankind: […]


To my dear (misguided) Republican Friends

by carbonboy on March 25, 2016

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If these two megalomaniac assholes are the best that you can deliver, I have two thoughts: 1. If either of these clueless asshole wins, Armageddon is truly at hand – enjoy heaven! 2. They won’t, as the collective IQ of the Republican base is about 86, the average American IQ is near 100. Common sense […]


Meanwhile back in Utah

by carbonboy on March 22, 2016

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Actually I am in Springfield, Ohio (about as boring as one can get), but happily checked in to my Hampton Inn – my last night in a hotel. Pictured is a canyon off of Highway 6 in Utah heading to Grand Junction from a few days ago. This place caught my eye, and I ended […]


The Summit

by carbonboy on March 21, 2016

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I am in a very unique place at a near perfect time. Anyone care to guess where?


Eldorado Trail at Deer Creek

by carbonboy on March 16, 2016

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This is the best time of the year to visit Northern California – it is the only time that it is green! I couldn’t help taking a cruise past my old home in El Dorado Hills. It looks the same, but with new home building at a frantic pace, and far fewer FOR SALE signs. […]


West Coast Disparity

by carbonboy on March 16, 2016

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I had a stealth trip to the Tenderloin of San Francisco yesterday to show off a prototype CFRP product we are developing. I got lots of tips on how to improve it, and a lesson that the Bay Area VC types are not interested in providing six figures of funding, as that is chicken feed […]


Leg One – Washington DC to Salt Lake City

by carbonboy on March 14, 2016

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I flew comfortably from DC Regan National to Salt Lake City on an antiquated Delta Boeing 757 – fortunately in first class. Amazing how far behind the US Airlines (and airports) are compared to about anything international. I sat next to an anesthesiologist from Jackson Hole, Wyoming who was visiting his daughter in DC. She […]


Air & Road Trip

by carbonboy on March 13, 2016

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I lost count of all the trips from the east coast to the west and this likely will be not the last! I put this off a dozen times. I still have stuff in California – really good stuff. It has been in storage ever since I have left California for Mexico. I booked a […]


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This is remarkably cheap & easy to do at home – but it can’t be done unless you are there two hours before you want to eat (because the dough has to rise for 1.5 hours) – so it’s clearly not for everyone. Homemade pizza sauce is awesome – it can be tweaked in so […]