September 21, 2018 WP Link Hack Test Books

WP Link Hack Test

The quantum pack remains my favorite pack. Test to see what happens if I’ve set my own custom (outbound) permalink; check to see if inbound links are working. (more...)...

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August 8, 2018 At Least We Have The Beach California

At Least We Have The Beach

I am sorry—I just can’t bring myself to write about the California wildfires. If you want quality coverage (more...)...

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December 26, 2015 A Blue, Blue Christmas California

A Blue, Blue Christmas

If you can’t be in Mammoth today, I guess Los Angeles isn’t too shabby right now either. 🙂 A very Merry Christmas to you and yours—and a Happy (and snowy) New Year! (more...)...

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August 8, 2015 San Francisco California

San Francisco

How bad is California’s drought? San Francisco Bay is now a wide, grassy plain, completely devoid of water. Desperate locals seeking affordable housing (more...)...

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December 26, 2013 Merry Christmas 2013! California

Merry Christmas 2013!

No snow for us this year, so we went for the traditional and festive Southern California bike ride. At least we’ve got the beach! 🙂 Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and yours! (more...)...

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August 10, 2011 Laying Down the Laws (Museum) California

Laying Down the Laws (Museum)

Every time I drive through Bishop I’m always curious about the Laws Railroad Museum, which is nearby on Highway 6. Traveling with my family this past week, I finally got a chance to stop by and check it out. The place is interesting. I’d say it’s not so much a ‘train’ museum (like CSR in (more...)...

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July 16, 2011 California

So Quiet…

I’ve never heard it so quiet here. We live about 0.5 miles from the 405, and you don’t realize how much background noise the freeway makes, constantly, 24 hours a day, until it’s suddenly gone, and all there is in its place is silence. Complete and utter silence. Extraordinary. (more...)...

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July 11, 2011 California

Carmageddon Nears…

Southern California travelers beware: at 7 p.m. Friday, July 15, the 405 freeway will close between I-10 and Highway 101 to allow a mad 53-hour rush demolition of the Mulholland Drive bridge in Sepulveda Pass. What does this mean, exactly? No one really knows. If everyone heeds the warnings and avoids the closure area (and (more...)...

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September 8, 2009 Santa Monica Pier 100th & Fireworks California

Santa Monica Pier 100th & Fireworks

Santa Monica Pier celebrates its 100th anniversary tomorrow, September 9, 2009. The day will be packed with events, climaxing in a grand finale fireworks show at 8:50 p.m. There haven’t been fireworks at Santa Monica Pier in nearly twenty years, so this is a special treat indeed. Be aware that the whole day is likely (more...)...

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July 5, 2009 California

Fourth of July Fireworks

For those of you who didn’t go see 4th of July fireworks, first of all, shame on you! But here’s a video of the grand finale at Marina Del Rey I shot yesterday with my handicam. MDR puts on a great show every year. For a (relatively) small municipality, they sure know how to light (more...)...

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