Museum of American Heritage, Palo Alto, photo Ed Bierman

Visit to the Museum of American Heritage in Palo Alto

About a week ago, I visited the Museum of American Heritage in Palo Alto. It is a beautiful 1907 home of Dr. Thomas Williams who lived and worked there in his private medical practice until his death. Dr Williams is noted for having one of the first doctors office in…

Three marine snails all together

Monterey Diving Day – March 25, 2016

It was another “just ok” day of diving for 2016 with low visibility about the Beach Hooper II in Monterey on Friday, 3/25.    It hasn’t been that spectacular for me this year so far for diving.  Others tell me about great diving days but I haven’t hit a good…


My Samsung VR Gear Review

The Samsung VR Gear by Occulus Rift came out at the end of 2015 and I’ve had mine now for a couple of months. I thought in this post that I would do a little review of the product and give you my impressions of it. In short, they are pretty…

Monterey Marine Life

Monterey Diving, December 27, 2015

I was invited by my friend and dive buddy, Maureen, for a late year dive aboard the Beachhopper II. The weather looked good, and we thought we would make it to Carmel, but it wasn’t meant to be. The wind and waves just wouldn’t let us go around the corner…

Scuba Diving - Cabezon (scorpaenichyths marmoratus)

Carmel Scuba Diving on November 22, 2015

On November 22, I did two dives on board the Sanctuary. The scuba diving was really good this day with 40+ feet of visibility on the first dive and a number of great fish seen like cabezon and lingcod. The cabezon is seen swimming away and then back to the…


HTML5 and Software/Plug-in Recommendations

Over the past week, I’ve been watching the course on HTML5: Structure, Syntax, and Semantics with James Williamson which I’ve found to be a wonderful tutorial.  I know that HTML5 was finalized and published last year but I don’t always have a lot of time to keep up with things and so…

Bucket of Blood, Virginia City, NV outdoor sign

Virginia City, Nevada

Over the Halloween weekend, Margaret and I went to Reno for to enjoy some parties and to hang-out with friends.   On Saturday, we took a drive to Virginia City, Nevada which is about 30-miles from Reno up a long and twisting road.  The view was spectacular from the top of…

Kelp Forests

2015 NCRD Diving Trip – Channel Islands

Here is a summary of my NCRD Rainbow Divers trip to the Channel Islands in September.  Another fine 3 days of diving aboard the Vision with diving friends for the club.  The weather was sunny and the water was really warm averaging 72 degrees even at depth.  I could have…

Friday Night Concerts in the Redwood City Square

Music on the Square – Friday Night Concerts In Redwood City

Another great season of concerts have ended in Redwood City. One of the best things about our hometown are Friday Night Concerts during the summer months.   You can generally find us there most of those months unless we are out of town.  I think I missed 4 concerts this summer….

Art of the Ogden Museum

Ogden Museum of Southern Art

Earlier this year on a trip to New Orleans, I got to take a tour of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. The Ogden Museum of Southern Art is within the Central Business District adjacent to Lee Circle in downtown New Orleans. It is associated with the University of New…

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