Comedy Magic Show in Santa Rosa

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 »


Last January, we adopted Rio, a wonderful golden retriever. Here’s our first picture of him, at the Homeward Bound rescue facility: He was 20… Read more »

Analy Cheer Wins 2nd Place at Regional Competition

Amanda is one of the “flyers” on Analy High School’s varsity cheerleading squad. They won second place in the regional competition today in their… Read more »

Remembering My Mom, Helen Slater Zager

My mother, Helen Slater Zager, died on March 10. She was 92, and led a very full life. In the weeks since then, I’ve… Read more »

Gregory’s Performance at the Magic Show in Santa Rosa

My son Gregory’s new act:

Gregory’s Stage Debut: Mask Change

Last night my son Gregory was in Ken Garr’s annual magic show in Santa Rosa. He’s been hanging out with this community for many… Read more »

Amanda’s Skating Triumph — and Interesting YouTube Behavior

Last Sunday, Amanda won first place in her group at the skating competition in Vacaville! Here’s the video—and below, some notes about copyright and… Read more »

Gregory’s Fire-Eating Debut

Our Newest Family Member

Meet Sapphire, our new kitten. Is there anything better than a kitten?