Losing a Friend…

As if life hasn’t been — interesting — enough the last few months (gee thanks, Leo), a couple weeks ago we saw that Archie, one of the cats, was starting to lose weight and seemed […]

My thoughts on Steve in the Guardian

Since I’ve written about Apple for the Guardian in the past, they reached out and asked if I would again. It’s now live on their site, and I wanted to point you at it and […]


The Passing of an era and a hero

Words don’t fail me often. they do now. Here’s what I wrote back in August. Rest in Peace.

In Defense of Gil Amelio..

Steve Jobs and the quality of leadership | TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog:   Amelio is a smart and impressive man, and he’s known for leading the team that developed the first commercial CCD […]


Thanks, Steve.

I  happened to be having coffee today with an old friend today, someone who’d worked with me back at Apple. I got the news on Steve as I left the parking lot just after we’d […]


City of Ruins by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

City of Ruins by Kristine Kathryn Rusch Buy on Amazon City of Ruins is Kris Rusch’s sequel to Diving Into the Wreck, which I reviewed back in June. It carries forward the story of from […]

Why I decided not to turn pro….

Charlie Borland wrote an interesting piece recently titled Are You Sure You Want to be a Professional Nature Photographer? that I recommend to anyone who’s pondered that thought. I struck a few chords with me […]


Five years ago today…

Apologies in advance. this is long, this is personal, and this is probably going to annoy some of you. If you’re the type of person who doesn’t like long and personal on someone’s personal blog, […]

Two Bay Area Restaurants

This week I wanted to give a quick shout out to two local restaurants I’ve really taken a liking to. A friend of mine has a sort of hobby — he likes to discover the […]

Closing out the hockey season…

With the draft happening over the weekend, now’s a good time to close out last season and take a final look at hockey for a while. At least until free agency, which will happen at […]


Diving Into the Wreck by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

Diving Into the Wreck by Kristine Kathryn Rusch Buy on Amazon This week I’m reviewing Kristine Kathryn Rusch‘s Diving into the Wreck, the first book in a new SF series. This is high energy space […]

2011 playoff predictions: it’s the finals!

And here we are in the finals. 28 teams are golfing, two are playing. And it’s June. At least four, any maybe as many as seven, games of hockey left. I’m already kind of missing […]

Some more thoughts on the Sharks…

Even more musings about the end of the Sharks season. First, Dave Pollak has the full list of sharks injuries. Joe Thornton not only played with a separated shoulder (surgery evaluation to come later when […]

Sharks fans, what would you do?

Over the last seven seasons, the Sharks have one of the best overall records in the NHL; the only team with more regular season victories in the league is Detroit. They’ve won the presidents trophy, […]


Old Friends

Patrick Rothfuss, Name of the Wind Buy on Amazon I think most of us go through periods were we do relatively little reading, and so you fall behind on books and authors you like. As […]