Mar 232020

What a strange time we live in.

As I type this the world is in shock due to COVID-19. Today there are roughly 355k cases globally, over 15,00 deaths and 100K recovered.

In my city we have been asked to stay inside as much as possible and work remote if we can. I manage an IT team and made the choice to have them all work remote starting the last week of February.

That seems like a lifetime ago.

Washington State officials have begged people to stay inside for a week now. People are ignoring this.

The parks were full this past weekend, including a full on wedding at Point Defiance Park. Popular hiking areas in Washington State were jammed with people. Alkai Beach in Seattle looked like a typical warm Spring day with a massive crowd.

We are failing each other and arguing about politics without listening to medical professionals around the globe who are fighting this daily. The message from all of them is the same. STAY HOME.

I started stocking up on supplies in January when it looked like this was going to get bad, and I am glad I did. The stores continue to get wiped out of items that have a long shelf life.

And bizarrely toilet paper is something folks feel the need to hoard. People are legit fighting over toilet paper and if that doesn’t tell you where we are heading nothing will.

I’ll try to update daily as I feel it is important now more than ever to write down what we are observing.

Jun 222016

I’ve been tinkering with astrophotography the past few months.   Cloudy skies recently so I decided to capture the entire sky for 7 hours with a time-lapse.


 Posted by at 8:36 am
Nov 082013

So much for not getting Archer… I went to the Humane Society to check him out.

The woman that worked with me was named Alex, same as my son.  I kind of took that as a sign.   When I went into the dog area to take a look, Archer was the only one that made eye contact and just made it clear he wanted contact.

We took Archer into a side room so we could get to know him and he was nervous but good.  Deal.

Archer came home and once he settled down things were great.  He has been very loving and protective and he listens well to Alex.  He appears potty trained, knows sit, lay down, stay and a few other basics.  I think we have a good match.

Check out the Rainier Beer “R” logo on his nose.


 Posted by at 8:27 am
Nov 072013

A friend pointed out a dog on the Tacoma Humane Society web site named Archer.

I am interested but man it feels too soon.  I love the look of Archer, but not sure if I want to go down that road right now.

I am feeling better and things are kind of returning to normal.  I still feel like I am on auto pilot a bit, I guess that is normal.


 Posted by at 8:10 am