Category Archives: Banalities & Journaling

Caveat: portraits

We spent the day mostly just hanging out with Patti and Alan. My two uncles, Arthur and Alan, could almost pass for twins, though they’re not. Later, I took a long walk, in a big circle around this subdivision and … Continue reading

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Caveat: Hello Snow

We drove the rest of the way to Montrose, Colorado, today. It was a bit of a monotonous drive, but the temperatures outside were quite cold. And there was quite a bit of snow scattered around. I took some pictures … Continue reading

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Caveat: driving from 10°C to -10°C

Yesterday I went back from L.A. to Jenna and Braden’s in Indio. We didn’t depart for Montrose. Then today, in the morning, we departed. We drove across the Mojave Desert, taking a non-interstate highway shortcut between Indio and I-15 just … Continue reading

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Caveat: The Arroyo not-so-Seco

This morning, my dad, my brother and I went on a hike up the Arroyo Seco canyon, which stretches up into the San Gabriel mountains above Pasadena from the NASA-JPL campus on the north western end of the city. Here … Continue reading

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Caveat: brackets, hats

We spent some part of the day working on the Model A, some more. Trying to solve an oil-burning problem. And my brother Andrew manufactured ad hoc brackets to hold some non-standard modifications in place – an altered throttle lever, … Continue reading

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Caveat: life ain’t always lemonade

Well, I’m visiting in the gran metrópolis, I was driving around and had the radio on. What I’m listening to right now. Kap G, “A Day Without A Mexican.” Letra. [Chorus] I got a question for the president We been … Continue reading

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Caveat: A

I drove out to L.A. from Indio. I arrived at my dad’s garage (adjacent to his old house – his current house is up in Pasadena, but he stills pays rent on the garage at the old place). There, my … Continue reading

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Caveat: xmas eve in the desert

… just sorta hanging out. [daily log: walking, 2km]

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Caveat: west to Califerne

We left Phoenix and arrived at Jenna’s in Indio, California, around noon. It was nice to see everyone here. This is where we will spend Christmas. I took a picture of Arthur with a cat. Juli and I took a … Continue reading

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Caveat: giant cookie party

My sister had a giant Christmas cookie party today. I liked being there, and finally meeting (or meeting after such a long time) many of the friends she talks about. Plus, there were a lot of cookies. The Arizona lifestyle … Continue reading

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Caveat: rocks and canyons

We drove past many rocks, on our way from Tucumcari, New Mexico, to Phoenix, Arizona. Here is a very traditional-looking hilltop village in western New Mexico. Here is the Salt River Canyon, coming down an alternate route (avoiding interstate highway) … Continue reading

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Caveat: cows and windmill

A day of driving. A picture: cows and windmill – somewhere in eastern New Mexico. Before leaving Dean and Pam’s I took a portrait of the three of them. [daily log: walking, 2km; driving, 900km]

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Caveat: another day on the farm

Another day on the farm. Just kinda hanging out. I made my chupe de pescado – Arthur’s suggestion. Apparently he somewhat likes, within the scope of his laconicity. I think it was at least deemed edible by Dean and Pam. … Continue reading

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Caveat: Anumpa Tosholi

In the morning, Arthur and I took a walk down the road. Only a half-a-mile down the road, there is the Choctaw Nation Capitol and Museum. This is Native American country, and Dean and Pam’s farm is nestled up against … Continue reading

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Caveat: Lotsa horizon

“Lotsa horizon around here.” – Arthur. We visited people today. First, extended family of Dean and Pam’s up in Crescent, Oklahoma, on a farm. We had venison chili for lunch and later Arthur and I took a walk down the … Continue reading

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Caveat: OK

I have arrived safely in Oklahoma City. I’m tired. Rather than meet with Arthur and his friends Dean and Pam at their home in Clayton, Oklahoma, they contacted me as I drove down and suggested meeting in Oklahoma City, instead. … Continue reading

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Caveat: Bach humbug

I went to my friend Bob’s concert – he conducted his Wisconsin Chamber Choir for a Christmas performance of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio. Here he is during the intermission – in the tux lower center, of course. It was wonderful music. … Continue reading

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Caveat: dialogues at dawn

Bob and Sarah had to throw out a broken toilet and ancient chair, so I helped carry them to the curb last night. This morning they awaited their fate, collecting frost. I would entitle this photograph “Dialogues at Dawn” because … Continue reading

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Caveat: Poke men in Madison

I went to Madison with my friend Bob. He had to do a radio interview, related to publicizing his upcoming concert which he is conducting. While he was in the radio station doing his interview, I had some time to … Continue reading

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Caveat: a city of memories and stale snow

I spent my last day in Minneapolis running a few errands and driving around a bit, among my memories. I’ve lived in Minneapolis/Saint Paul, on and off, for almost a quarter of my life, including very formative years of young … Continue reading

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