Thinking about my place in the blogosphere

I’ve been exploring my work as a blogger. Remarkably unfocused, but I’ve had s lot of fun. For several years I was the blogger in residence for a real estate team. Otherwise, it’s been about fun. Lately I’m hearing from folks who’ve managed to make their living blogging or vlogging. And that’s a vision that Read More …

Keyboxes, Wild Goose Chases, and This Afternoon

In the Seattle area, we real estate agents use electronic keyboxes to access houses. Which means, when we list a home, someone needs to zip to the property and put one on. My team put a house on the market yesterday, and we really wanted to get the keybox on today. So, after getting copies Read More …

The Need To Write

Part of my brain is itching to write. Usually, there’s something to be said, though. “Oh, I need to blog about this…” coming flowing into my head. Today, though, there’s just a need to write, to type. Oddly, I’ve spent all day in front of a keyboard, so why spending more time in front of Read More …

Reflections on the day 

I’ve been thoughtful today. Yesterday a friend had a “small” stroke. He’s not much older than me, so there’s that sobering element. I’m thinking about the fragility of life, and similar things. And I’m grateful that “small” seems to be accurate.  Greg is known by many as Papa Greg. Partly for his wisdom, partly because Read More …

I Wanna Go Back by Eddie Money and Looking At Change

Perhaps it’s the planning for my son to start high-school, perhaps it’s just hitting the 50s, actually add this to all the other changes going on in my life right now and this song has been speaking to me. It’s been one of my favorite 80s tunes since it hit the airwaves way-the-heck-back-in-the-day.  Yet it’s Read More …

Thoughts While Crafting A Memorial

I’ve spent the past few hours creating a presentation for a friend’s memorial service. A full range of emotions accompanied. Professionalism is one of my core values. Approaching even the most difficult things with calm competency is something I strive for. The pictures, though…his kids…so young. Reminding of my birth-mother’s death when I was 15. Read More …

I recommend you watch “A Strong Mind” on YouTube

This video features Ashima Shiraishi, an amazing young rock climber out of New York. It’s really exciting to see people so young grab hold of a dream, making it happen. Of course, supportive parents help immeasurably. Her dad, who gets screen time, looks like someone I’d enjoying having coffee with. Which is about as high Read More …

Thoughts on Casey Neistat’s Vietnam Notebook

I’ve been enjoying Casey’s work for sometime now. It’s really a 2016 discovery; one I’m happy I made. I get ideas of things to film, someday, that mythical someday when I have plenty of free time.  Moleskine junky that I am, I really love what he did with his notebook. Cutting out/adding in tickets, maps, Read More …