San Antonio at Night

I had occasion to be in San Antonio, Texas attending a technical conference earlier this week and was fortunate to have an opportunity one evening to take a few photos of the San Antonio skyline at night, from my hotel room. I even got a few good pictures of the lightning storm on Tuesday! More … Read more

Midsummer’s Day Web Site

Once again this year I’m doing the publicity for Lindsborg’s annual Midsummer’s Celebration. To help get the word out, I’ve setup a website called Midsummer’s Day Festival. There you can find the latest schedule updates, press releases, and photos of past years Midsummer’s celebrations. If you have any interest in this very popular Swedish festival … Read more

French Onion Soup

I came across this recipe almost two years ago and finally got around to making it last weekend. It was so good there’s no way I’ll wait another 2 years before making it again! In addition to being very tasty, it’s also an easy recipe to prepare. French Onion Soup 2 Tbs olive oil 3 … Read more

Kid’s Prayer

I heard Dan Bern’s song, Kid’s Prayer, two times today while listening to KPIG. I’ve heard it before, and hadn’t paid a lot of attention to the words; hearing it twice in one day caused me to take another look. Though almost 10 years old, the song could have been written as a direct response … Read more

Coronado Heights Storm on YouTube

Inspired by the reports of severe weather in the Dallas region today, I created a YouTube account, and uploaded a video I shot of a major wind storm as seen from Coronado Heights back in August 2005. Here’s a link to my original post about the storm, and here’s a link to the video, which … Read more

Where Have All the Leaders Gone?

A powerful bit of writing, excerpted from Lee Iacocca’s new book: Had Enough? Am I the only guy in this country who’s fed up with what’s happening? Where the hell is our outrage? We should be screaming bloody murder. We’ve got a gang of clueless bozos steering our ship of state right over a cliff, … Read more

What the World Needs Now

I found these over at Beauty in Art and wanted to share. The first quote is generally applicable to all of us, though reaching the stated ideal is a life-long challenge. After 33 years of marriage, I can personally vouch for the 2nd quote. Spread love everywhere you go: first of all in your own … Read more

WRT54G Firmware Upgrade Notes

For some time I’ve been wanting to upgrade the firmware (built-in software that controls most modern electronic devices) in my wireless router. I use a Linksys WRT54G, which is a typical wireless router that acts as a wireless access point, 4-port hub and internet router, all in one small package. To some degree the reason … Read more

Love Grows in April Snow

What a difference a couple of days can make! On Sunday and Monday we were basking in the hot sun of the Imperial Valley desert near Blythe California. We arrived home early yesterday evening, and what a welcome home; it snowed a bit over 6 inches today! Today was already slated to be a special … Read more