California Sky (View from My Infinity Chair)

June 4, 2017
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Some days, especially after a journey, best be spent doing much of nothing, and a bit of something, so as to make the nothing part justifiable. I did spend some time in the garden to cover that. In retrospect, I wonder if leaving LA in 1992 to head north to Davis, CA was a mistake? […]

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Leaving Piney Point

June 3, 2017
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Well, I achieved only about half of my intended mission this week in Piney Point. But what the hell, it was really intended to be a vacation (odd that one would take a vacation at one’s home, but that’s what I do). Soon I will be sitting in my Virgin America 1st class window seat, […]

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Things to do while Home in Piney Point

May 30, 2017
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Check-up and cleaning at the dentist ✔ Doctor’s visit and meds refill (check) ✔ Morning jog to the lighthouse and back ✔ Pump iron 30 minutes daily – soak in Jacuzzi tub to recover ✔ Systematically dispose of 15 years of clutter ✔ Remind neighbors that I actually lived here for 15 years ✔ Clean the […]

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Summer – Bring it On!

May 22, 2017
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Finally got the backyard ready for summer. The structures team liked the cookout so much, it will be a monthly event!

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So We are going to Build a Fly Car for Uber!

May 11, 2017
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How fun is that?

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This is New

May 8, 2017
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First fruit from the garden. Wow! Growing one’s own food could get addicting!

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Burgers & Brats

May 1, 2017
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Phase II – Burgers & Brats. Delightful except the fire was still too hot for the Wagyu burgers and I burned the buns. One more weekend of practice before the big event.

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My First Try at Amazon Fresh

April 24, 2017
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Granted, I felt lazy this weekend – tax time sucked the wind out of me (and my bank account), and weekends at the local markets are a bear. So, what the hell, I am trying Amazon Fresh for the first time. Crap, it was a weekend, so no fresh baked goods – just the mundane. […]

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House in Order

April 17, 2017
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Finally have the California house in order for weekday BBQs with the stress and structures guys, strategic meetings with partners and, when ready, wining & dining investors.

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Hot-cross buns!

April 16, 2017
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Hot-cross buns! Hot-cross buns! One a penny, two a penny, Hot-cross buns! If you have no daughters, Give them to your sons; One a penny, two a penny, Hot-cross buns! Found these by chance while shopping yesterday. An Easter tradition back in Sheboygan. Of course the Sheboygan versions were far better than these store bought […]

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April 10, 2017
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To maintain sanity, on the weekends, I am watching two delightful Netflix originals: Cooked and Samurai Gourmet. You know, of course, human brains got bigger when they learned to cook, because they didn’t have to devote so much time to chewing. And, without doubt, there is a secret Samurai in us all. I made a […]

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The Spirit of Los Angeles

April 9, 2017
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Everyday I take a walk around the hanger to get a little workout and away from the computer. I am growing accustomed to an odd variety of aircraft coming and going. But a C-17, unoccupied and unguarded (so we thought) a few steps from my desk was rare indeed. It couldn’t be too far from […]

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Off to St. Helens, Oregon via Portland

March 21, 2017
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The view of Mount St. Helens was awesome, but the sun disappeared under dark clouds before I could get the camera to a good point of view. I had a great early dinner with stakeholders at the historic Higgins eatery in downtown Portland. A very busy day tomorrow and back to LA by sunset. Damn, […]

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Bye Bye Moo Cows

March 20, 2017
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For decades, the area surrounding the Chino Airport had a bigger population of dairy cattle than people. These were not your idyllic dairy farms that I recall in Wisconsin, with rolling green pastures, sparsely populated with contented roaming Guernseys. Here in Chino, they are more like feedlots from hell. If you are a cow destined […]

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Green California!

March 12, 2017
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The hills are alive with the sound of . . . green color. Best time in Southern California – a few weeks of green. Likely the best time in Death Valley as the desert flowers are in bloom. Road trip to the Inn at Furnace Creek seems in order. But when?

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First Day of Daylight Saving Time

March 12, 2017
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First Day of the Year running the air conditioner! I love LA!

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Checking out the Competition

March 5, 2017
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But for $800,000, I’d opt for an ocean sloop, fully crewed, with provisions for six months. But who am I to judge?

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Gardening in the Big Box/Small Lot LA Suburban Wasteland

February 26, 2017
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First attempt at organic heirloom non-GNO vegetables that taste like vegetables. Wishing I had an acre! Whatever – tomatoes, peppers and herbs should be just fine.

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Finally Invested in Great Coffee Every Morning

February 22, 2017
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 If you have to ask what it cost, you can’t afford it (I didn’t ask).

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Prepping for Spring

February 12, 2017
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No I am not gloating – I spent the last five Januarys in Maryland, Nebraska, Nebraska, West Virginia and Maryland. Never again. Prepping for my first grilling event with the entire structural design team. Theme – Brats, Burgers, Breasts (chicken) and Beer. Stress, no one comprehends stress better than those developing a new aircraft.

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