The Old Days…

Remember the days before digital photography?  I remember unboxing the Kodac DC 40. In January of 1995, Kodak released the DC40 camera which was the  first digital camera for the consumer market.  In 1998, I lost my server to a lightining strike and lost a large portion of my photography backups but I know backups…

Mia Syn in the Huffington Post

MIa Syn was quoted in the Huffington Post recently.    It was great having her home these last few seeks while she did some work for Good Day Sacramento CBS Local  last week. “Can You Take Your Kids to Mickey D’s And Not Feel Guilty?” “As a dietitian, I am happy to see the nutrition…

Megan Graduates from Leland

The last of the Mia\Mark generation of family graduated  from Leland High School today. In a beautiful ceremony at the Rose Garden , Megan, our niece,  graduated with her friends from Leland and is heading for Monterey State University next Fall.   We are so proud of our Megan.  Good luck in college and know…

Thank you Nick – Memorial Day 2017

Today, Gina and I attended a Memorial Day service at Los Gatos Memorial Park where my father in law is buried. The event is an annual one that features a band concert, and speeches remembering the people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. A picnic lunch was served and Gina and I…

Ryan and Daniella

    The Short Film. 360 degree Nikon KeyMission 360 Daniella Lela Crownover and Ryan Matthew Rich.  Stern Grove, Trocadero Clubhouse, San Francisco, California Friday, January 13, 2017 4:00 PM

37 years ago, I met a girl….

Today Gina and I celebrate our 33rd wedding anniversary. “I will spend an eternity loving you, caring for you, respecting you, showing you every day that I hold you as high as the stars.” What a busy weekend its been. On Friday, We saw Boz Scaggs and Michael McDonald in concert at the Mountain Winery…

The Cathedral Park Fire

Usually by the end of May, Cathedral Park is plowed to reduce the fire hazard to the many multimillion dollar houses that surround the park. Given the right wind conditions, any house surrounding this small grassy park is at danger from the fires that are occasionally started by kids up on the hill smoking or…

My Theater Projector has a baby…

A couple weeks ago, I did some spring cleaning on my home theater to get ready for those great evenings on the deck watching baseball and movies. To my suprise, a dove had built a nest on the projector. I watched the dove for a couple day and one day I noticed the nest empty…

A Memorable Memorial Day

It seems that less people these days know the difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day. It is a day to remember and honor the 1.8 million that gave their life for America since 1775.  It is a day to honor the dead who served and a day to visit  cemeteries and place flags or flowers on…

Shad Fishing with Ray and Orland Outfitters

This past weekend I had the honor and pleasure of fishing with Ray Hutcherson of Sea Level Flyfishing at his annual Shad Fishing trip on the Sacramento River put on spectacularly by the guides of Orland Outfitters.   The lucky participants are shuttled by jetboat to a prime Shad run on the river where tents…