CicLAvia: San Pedro Meets Wilmington

Last Sunday, I participated in a CicLAvia event that ran from my hometown of Wilmington, CA to San Pedro, another city close to my heart. If you’re not familiar with one of these events, here you go. Ciclovía events started in Columbia over 40 years ago as an alternative to traditional means of transportation. Streets … Continue reading CicLAvia: San Pedro Meets Wilmington

That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore

The image you see to the left is how the front yard of our house, the one we’ve lived in since 2004, starts to look as the leaves begin to fall from the sweet gum tree situated in the parkway. It’s a big tree on city property that yields shade in the Summer and as … Continue reading That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore

Tom Hanks Filming at Local K-Mart

I had heard through the proverbial grapevine that Tom Hanks would be at our local K-Mart today, so I decided to go and check it out to see if the grapevine was right. And right it was. (Click on any image to embiggen): See the man in the red shirt? As blurry as the image … Continue reading Tom Hanks Filming at Local K-Mart

So It’s Come to This

So…how you all doin’ this fine Saturday evening? I’m good, thanks for asking. Aren’t you going to ask me what happened today? Because I’d be more than happy to tell you. It really is a nice story. This morning while I was getting ready to take Anthony to his t-ball league’s Closing Ceremonies by loading … Continue reading So It’s Come to This

Rain and Flooding: Phone Cam Evidence

This was my trip home after picking up Anthony from school. By the time I left the truck, picked him up and returned, we were both drenched to the bone. I'm not saying it was bad but we've had several advisories: tornado, high surf, etc. It was so bad that all the manhole covers were … Continue reading Rain and Flooding: Phone Cam Evidence