Saturday Cleaning

This is what retirement looks like

I’ve spent the day going through various checklists, downloading old perf reviews (resume fodder in there 🙂 and various other sundry clean up tasks. Though a remote worker for 10+ years, there is still the virtual desk to clean out, phone numbers and web sites to note. It’s hard to close the door on 35 … Read more

Coyote Valley Ride

Coyote Valley Ride

I took my longest ride of the year so far today, heading 15 miles down to the Anderson Reservoir trailhead after starting at Hellyer Canyon Park. The total ride was just under 31 miles. It was an uneventful, pleasant ride, with some clouds and a bit of a breeze. I took a few pictures during … Read more

Upon the Occasion of my Retirement

Mike at work

I sent the note shown at the end of this post to friends and colleagues at work today. I’ve hinted and talked about my impending retirement without actually coming out and saying it.  I am retiring from Hewlett-Packard Company at the end of May. I’ve worked there a little over 35 years, or as I like to … Read more

Baby Alligator Snapping Turtle

Baby snapping turtle

My cousin rescued this baby alligator snapping turtle from being run over. I had the chance to take a few pictures before she relocated it. I’ve only seen a couple of other snappers, and never one this tiny. [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” … Read more