Back in the early 90’s when our first children were born, church friends Harold, Kevin and myself started a weekly dad’s night to get together and talk parenting, look after the kids, and even drink a little beer. Little did we know that we were modeling a classic “play group” which was more commonly held … Continue reading “Dad’s night reunion 2010”
Yesterday 8/17 was the 50th anniversary of the release of Miles Davis’ breakout LP “Kind of Blue”. I never heard this album until just a few years ago (thanks Harold) and I liked it quite a bit. However, on this anniversary Fred Kaplan wrote on Slate.com about why this album was so great and (dare … Continue reading “Critical listening to old songs: Kind of Blue”
0307082121.jpg Just found this on my phone. hmmm. I remember I left the phone in Harold‘s backseat a week or so ago.
Over the holiday Harold invited me to join him on another beachwalk to cover the wilderness seashore between Titusville and New Smyrna Beach. We’ve done this together a couple of times many years prior, and Harold just did it solo back in 2006. The plan was for Linda to drop us off in the early … Continue reading “beachwalk 2007”
I’m spending a week at Longpoint park in Brevard County. Its my favorite getaway. I get waterfront property for $25/night, with electricity and water! I’ve been here often enough now. The snowbirds in their RV’s kind of take over after christmas. It’s always packed on weekends, but right now in midweek its about 10% occupied, … Continue reading “camping/fishing”
Before I departed for my annual fishing vacation, I had this little problem to deal with. A tree limb had fallen on top of our pool screen. I called for assistance and Harold responded and served as safety and logistics consultant. Gina arrived home and grabbed the camera to take these pics. Here’s me in … Continue reading “chainsaw”
I’ve been keeping an eye out for a good deal on a used kayak for a few months now. I wanted to get a 1-person sit-on-top version suitable for playing in the waves at the beach, and paddling off shore on calm days with a fishing rod. Coincidentally, friend Harold was also looking for a … Continue reading “kayak”
I digitized some old video this afternoon. Here’s a clip of Harold and me from about 2001 when we formed the RSO (a Rather Small Orchestra) for a church benefit, and performed Irving Berlin’s What’ll I Do. If you like this, there’s another clip of Moon River here.
Harold invited me to join him on a beach walk friday on the Canaveral National Sea Shore. Its a long desolate stretch that bridges two counties out by the space center. We walked this together back in the late 80’s and again in the 90’s. I had to decline because of a caroling gig friday … Continue reading “Beach Walk”
Linda, with friends Harold I. and Ann M. Makeshift jams with the band. What a great party, tons of people, food, drink and music. We ran out of ice, soda and white wine, but the beer, fried chicken and red wine held out if just barely. Linda danced her tail off. My camera was acting … Continue reading “Linda’s 50th”