Share Memories of Michael

Posted 18 July 2016

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Talk for the Analy High School AP Computer Science Class

Posted 17 May 2016

Last week I gave my third annual talk to our local high school’s programming/computer science class. The classes are taught by Analy High math… Read more »

Combining Historic and Modern Images

Posted 15 May 2016

I have long thought about combining historic and modern images of San Francisco to make aligned, composite images that showed some parts new and… Read more »

Stratton Family Videos from the 50s and 60s

Posted 12 May 2016

My mother-in-law, Joyce Stratton, who is 89, moved into a board and care home a few weeks ago. Irene and her siblings have been… Read more »

Remembering Mom

Posted 8 May 2016

Helen Slater at age 21, in 1941. My mom, Helen Slater Zager, died at age 92 a little more than three years ago. She… Read more »

Three Exquisite Days in Pt. Reyes

Posted 4 May 2016

It was 1979 when Irene and I drove north from Palo Alto for a weekend away in remote Pt. Reyes. I was 24, we… Read more »

I’m Still Standing

Posted 3 May 2016

Barney Saltzberg is one of my few very-long-time friends, going back to elementary school. He was a year ahead of me, so we didn’t… Read more »

Creating a Lasting Website as a Personal Archive

Posted 20 April 2016

I created this website as a way to publish my blog posts, essays, photographs, and a few other projects. My focus is on creating… Read more »

Gigabit Fiber Has Arrived!

Posted 18 April 2016

Today, my household entered the true age of broadband. Sure, we’ve been there for years, depending on how you define it. But this is… Read more »

Gregory’s Triumphant Magic Act

Posted 17 April 2016

My son Gregory has been passionate about magic for 20 years — and he is only 25! He has been working on his time-keeping… Read more »

Illness Creates Opportunity to Acquire Webvanta

Posted 13 April 2016

Eight years ago, I cofounded Webvanta, a SaaS CMS platform and web development agency. I have been running Webvanta ever since, through all the… Read more »

Occidental Choir Spring Concerts Coming Up

Posted 10 April 2016

The Occidental Community Choir’s spring concerts are coming up Saturday, April 30, through Sunday, May 8, in a new program titled: A West County… Read more »

Comedy Magic Show in Santa Rosa

Posted 8 April 2016

If you love magic, and especially if you have kids, there’s a once-a-year event coming up in just one week that you don’t want… Read more »

A Lovely Visit with Mark Indictor

Posted 4 April 2016

One of my best and oldest friends, Mark Indictor, came to visit this weekend, and we had a wonderful time! Mark and I went… Read more »

Books Worth Reading

Posted 13 March 2016

I’ve read (or listened to) a lot of books. There is such a vast range of books out there, it is hard to choose…. Read more »

A Day on San Francisco Bay in 4 Minutes

Posted 26 February 2016

Here’s a wonderful time-lapse movie of San Francisco Bay, shot from the Inn Above Tide in Sausalito. An entire day in 4 minutes. Click… Read more »

Why Are There Two Wires?

Posted 25 February 2016

At the house I grew up in, there was a shelf in the dining room with a toaster on it. I’m not sure how… Read more »

The Wonder of Audiobooks

Posted 1 February 2016

I have been a fan of audiobooks since you had to buy them on tape, and then on CDs. I used to drive regularly… Read more »

San Francisco’s Wonderful Cat Cafe, KitTea

Posted 28 January 2016

It was a couple years ago that I first heard about the idea of cat cafes. As a lifelong cat lover, the idea immediately… Read more »

A New Direction

Posted 27 January 2016

This blog has been live, in one form or another, for a decade. This year, I’ve done a full reset, keeping most of the… Read more »