Due to shelter in place with lots of time on my hands I've been reading books again.

For years and years it has been my tradition to throw a party once a year. Usually it's festivus at my clubhouse. Unfortunately, COVID-19 seems to have wiped that off the calendar. Also my girlfriend died of cancer, which was also deflating. This memorial ride could turn out to be my party for the year. It's all about having a safe meaningful rememberance of a very special woman. Please join us! Click above for more information.


April 21, 2020: Such a moment. My whole idea about "drug wars" got completely turned around at 4:20 PM on 4/20 of 4/20. At that time good quality petroleum was cheaper than free. As in they would give you $25/bbl for taking delivery in May at some terminal. The public oil equivalent of your wallet getting fatter when you stop buying cigarettes every day because you quit smoking tobacco. Such an amazingly well timed one of a kind moment!

May 14, 2020: Sad to see the USA's national debt go up a trillion dollars in a month. I remember when it took decades or more to change that much.

June 15, 2020: Sad to see the USA's national debt go up a trillion dollars in a month. Feel like one of the few that's not driving it up. Sad about that. Shelter in place is keeping me from doing a lot of things I used to take pictures of. Still tending my garden though.


March 27th, 2020: They were replacing the Wells Fargo driveway with more sidewalk when I was walking that way to see Virginia in the hospital. Didn't take a picture then, but this is how it turned out!

404, 2020: The grape vine I planted while Virginia was in the hospital is growing!


March 2, 2020: Thinking about the primary ballot right now. For President Sedinam Moyowasifza-Curry. Yeah, she is amazingly good at turning the slightest insult into a race issue, but she means well and puts in honest effort. The other names on that list mean nothing to me. For County Council: Everybody but Nassim. Don't ask me why. Congresscritter: Rishi Kumar. State Senator: Sally J. Lieber. State Assembly: Kennita Watson. 13: NO! D: NO! G: NO! H: yes. T: NO!


This website is an effort to share my search for happiness with other people. It is a large maze of pictures and words, and if you hunt around you are bound to find something interesting sooner or later. Click the pictures to see what is behind them, scroll when you feel like it, and maybe you will find an enjoyable echo of my bliss. Use the back button on the control panel when you find a dead end.

July 4th, 2020: The coin was part of my change from some local business. Probably it was the corner store, but it could have been the Hong Kong Bakery. Both of those places gave me one in my change in the same time frame and I didn't keep track of which was which. I got a huge backache from carrying that drawer in the background home on my bike. Saw the new stickers in the new Northern Sun catalog.

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