Going out for a walk…

The weather was wonderful here in the Bay Area today, so I went out for a walk. Not a huge one — a total of half a mile, but just before christmas, one of my […]

20+ years of hockey.

Laurie and I are both part of the increasingly rare group known as first season sharks fans (and cow palace survivors) — laurie was the 150th person to put a deposit down once the Sharks […]

why I don’t like photo a day projects…..

30 Post 365 Project: 3 of 365 First, let me say that I’m only 3 days into my first 365 and I can absolutely see why people struggle to get it done. I’m only shooting […]

Looking forward into 2011

Welcome to 2011. If this is how you feel, remember: you did it to yourself, but it’s temporary. I’m really looking forward to 2011 with anticipation. There have been a number of challenges the last […]

A last look back at 2010

A quick review of 2010 (and some history that leads into it, too) I’ve been trying to summarize 2010; it’s really the first year in a while I give a passing grade (so to speak). […]

State of the Sharks 2010-2011

I’ve had a few people ask me my thoughts on the Sharks this year, so here are a few thoughts about them so far. Overall, I’m satisfied with what i see.  There are some rough […]

Writing about Hockey

Every so often I get an email from someone asking why I don’t write about hockey anymore. I figure it’s probably time to talk about it here, if only so I can point to it […]

The elephant in the sitting room…

Scott wrote a comment on my post a couple of days ago that makes a good opening as I shift gears a bit: Chuq, do you think the weight gain triggered the sleep apnea or […]

Sherman, set the wayback machine to…

Sherman, set the wayback machine to February, 2004. It’s the standard weekly team meeting, only this time, it was a bit different. My management recognized me for finishing (surviving?) 15 years at Apple, and I […]

how time flies…

How time flies when you’re having fun. It was four years ago that I left Apple after 17 years to go do something else. I announced my decision in July, and spent eight weeks transitioning, […]

A funny thing happened on the way to going pro…

A long time ago in a galaxy far away — way back in 2005 — I made a decision to get serious about my photography and see if I could go pro in the field […]

Why I’ve been away from the blog…

Apologies for the radio silence recently. For once, I have a good excuse. Two weeks ago, I decided that, since there wasn’t a hockey game on, I’d go out for a walk. First night since […]

2009-2010 playoff predictions (round 2 edition)

But first a look back at round 1. How’d I do? In the west, I picked San jose in 6, Vancouver in 6, Chicago in 6, Detroit in 6. I picked all four series, and […]

2009-2010 playoff predictions

The so-called “second season” starts tomorrow, so it’s time for the annual playoff predictions. But first, a digression. It was nice not writing about hockey this year. It was nice just going to games as […]

The bird(ing) and me…

I never intended to become a birder. It just happened. You don’t need to be a birder to look at birds. You aren’t a birder because you carry binoculars. Birding is — ultimately — all […]