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…

Another Great Day on the Lake

Last Monday was the best day on the lake for me this year even though I didn’t catch either of the two 12 pounders that were caught that day.   Again, today was even better than Monday for me,  and again the “big one” alluded me and chose Dan’s fly instead of mine or Ed’s.…

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…

The Dave Koz Jazz Cruise

Over the last 35 years, Gina and I have taken many cruises but last weeks ten day cruise to Venice, Italy; Dubrovnik, Croatia; Kotor, Montenegro; Santorini, Greece; San Marino, Italy, was the best ever. Neither Gina or I had been to these ports on Mediterranean Cruises in the past with the exception of Santorini. And,…

In Memory of Jim Cramer

“You fish — then you die — or you don’t fish and die anyway — your choice” Unknown   I met Jim 14 years ago at my daughters soccer games. He was the grandfather of Mia’s teammate and we shared a passion for fly fishing. He moved to the Villages in San Jose from Bodega…