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Tones of Home

The guitar first came into my life several years ago. My mom bought it at a garage sale in Scripps ...

The Case for a Fond Memory

While growing up, I traveled with my family on numerous road-trips. There were trans-American excursions to reunions in Indiana, Ohio, ...

Snark Attack!

As I chatted with a fellow Scripps Rancher the other day, I mentioned that I had recently sold a few ...

Bowing to the Antiki Gods

“Come on, it’ll be fun. You might even learn something.” So began, with these words from my wife, my foray ...

T'was the Week before Christmas

With the pressure of Christmas shopping mounting, I scanned my gift list. The variety of people there was wide, the ...

Home, Sweet, Home

My wife and I headed off to Palm Springs the weekend before Thanksgiving. Leaving San Diego and motoring up the ...

Heavy Handed Memories

A simple enough assignment on the surface: pack up and organized my dad’s belongings. Dad was not a hoarder, not ...

Independent Thought

Heading into this 4th of July weekend my mind drifts back to last year. I spent half the day in ...

Amazing Graze

There is a strange phenomenon occurring at Cost-Co that could go easily undetected. I notice as I pull into the ...

Dog-Gone-It!

That’s it! I’ve had just about enough and can takes no more. First, let me state as a disclaimer that ...

Where Do We Go From Here?

I foolishly believed that I could perform the simple act of purchasing and consuming lunch without risking life and limb. ...

The Strain of the Rain

At last, after weeks of predictions and threats, of displaying and analyzing satellite images of Canadian lows and Mexican highs, ...

Reflecting On the Oughts

I hit the stop button on the DVD remote. I have just finished watching Brian DePalma’s Scarface, a Christmas present ...

Requiem for a Turkey

The beginning of the holiday season and it’s Thanksgiving in Scripps Ranch. The trimmings are sliced, diced, racked, stacked, made, ...

Blocking Up the Scenery

So, I’m strolling through Scripps Ranch the other day. I pass by Hoyt Park and notice a sign that I’m ...

Hawaii-Five-H-2-O

In these waning days of summer I feel it is finally safe to explore a reoccurring nightmare… According to the ...

A World of Doubt

I was hungry. It was Tuesday night. The Jack-in-the-Box on Scripps Poway Parkway was open. The circumstances were just right ...

Can We Be Trusted?

Walking down Scripps Ranch Boulevard recently I admired the 40 or so brand new Jacaranda trees planted in the brand ...

Who Cares?

As I go about life here in Scripps Ranch, I am like many of you. I face the daily rigors ...

Far Side of the Lake

The trip had been planned for weeks. My fishing buddies and I would hit Lake Miramar in Scripps Ranch and ...

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