Yet Another Reflection – 9/11

I’ll never forget. You won’t. They won’t. And in the rare case of memory lapse, the media won’t let you. Today’s long list of errands forced me to burn fossil fuel by[ … ]

Up Against The Wall.

Very proud of my friend Brian who never ceases to amaze me with his ideas, creativity, writing and business sense. I never knew he would let those pesky plastic wall anchors that come with just about[ … ]

A Marvelous Night

So we’re going to dance on the moon again. According to the Xinua news network the U.S. space agency NASA in partnership with India’s Nasa-equivalent, the Indian Space Research Operation[ … ]

Been To New Orleans Lately?

As you can probably guess, I've been forced into armchair traveling these days. No worries. Soon I'll be strong enough to put one foot in front of the other. Nonetheless, my friend Tim[ … ]

A Night At The Movies – Watch This Film.

I watched a fantastic film last night. Featuring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy, Before Sunset is one of those few movies that can pull off dialogue between two people for practically the entire film[ … ]

Sex Is Good For Your Health

You don't have to take my word about it. You don't even have to take Halley's. But if Forbes says so, than ain't it so?

Paper or Plastic? When lazy leads to waste.

Time to blog. So rather than rant, lament or comment on those things that are certainly more important than my random muses here tonight (Tsunami, Iraqi elections, my brother’s birthday today[ … ]

Backing Up.

I'm thankful the heat has cooled here in Southern California. September 15th. For most an uneventful day. Unless you're required to sign tax returns for a corporation. Yes. The 15th is the[ … ]

James Douglas Karl

James Douglas Karl July 17, 1932 – September 1, 2004 My uncle Doug passed away last week. He was 72 years old and had been struggling with heart disease for many years. He died in his home in[ … ]


James Douglas Karl July 17, 1932 – September 1, 2004 my memorial to Uncle Doug moved here.

Sans Stimuli Friday

Caught somewhere between the full moon and a half I struggle to find something creative to write – blog. Writers block? Blog burnout? Or frustration over controversy from Olympic gold medals[ … ]

Leave My Foot Alone!

So I decided to take a walk along the beach the other day. Trying to be careful not to give my ankle to much flex and being careful not to fall to test the titanium plate and scres in my writst even[ … ]

Glot Language?

Are you a monoglot? Bilingual? Polyglot? According to this article in The Economist, those who speak more than one language may fare better than those who don’t when it comes to mind[ … ]

When It Feels Good To Be A Customer.

Sometimes the details are just too minute. Reviewing my new business cards this afternoon while grasping for every bit of light to aid my aging retinas in making sense of the tiny type, I noticed[ … ]


Thought I’d share with you just some simple observations of mine that stuck in my mind over the last few days: Screaming teenagers driving a BMW X5 SUV (new) through a Newport Beach shopping[ … ]

Motorcycling and Movies.

I finished producing a short (20 minute) montage of music, stills, and clips from both still camera's in movie mode and some MiniDV footage. They've been burned to DVD and I've got a[ … ]