Van Halen’s First Album


Memories, Music

I remember buying this album like it was yesterday. The March of 1978 was a crazy time for rock n roll. Rumors was all over the radio, Boston’s second album was about to be released and later that year Billy Joel would release 52nd Street. But only one album sounded like Van Halen’s first album. […]

February 10, 2018

“So Much Wasted Time”


Featured, Memories, Personal

If you’ve paid attention to media reports of David Cassidy’s passing you have probably heard the story of his last words. His daughter reported that the 70’s singer’s final words were “So much wasted time”. I can’t think of a sadder ending than this. The former teen heartthrob must have had quite the life growing […]

December 7, 2017

Big Ben


Memories, Travel

Going back through some pictures from our first trip to England. This one of the Elizabeth tower that houses Big Ben was one of the first pictures we took that trip. I can only think of a few other landmarks that are quite as recognizable as this one. Stonehenge comes to mind, which we also […]

October 23, 2017

Friends


Featured, Memories, Personal

I’m reminded lately of time passing. It seems that birthdays come much quicker than they used to. Now we count friendships in decades rather than years. Old friends are on your mind more than they used to be. You care deeply about them and how their life is going. I recently had the immense pleasure […]

October 22, 2017

Cotswolds


Memories, Travel

This part of the world has been on my mind a lot lately. The calmness of the countryside, the beauty of the rolling hills, I really do miss being in this part of the world. Here are a few pictures from our time there.

October 14, 2017

2014


Memories

What can be said about this past year? Let’s see if I can sum it up in short order. I support the NYPD (and all law enforcement actually) and believe if you are caught in the situations the criminals were this past year you should obey the officer. End of story. Please move on. All […]

January 4, 2015

Our New York Trip


Memories, Personal, Travel

Most of you who are friends on Facebook have seen some of the images we took while we were in NY this past week. These are some of the pictures I took. I’ll post more once Suzanne downloads them from her phone & camera.  

December 20, 2014

Favorite Albums – Frampton Comes Alive


Memories, Music, Review

This album made me want to play guitar more than any other (except maybe the first Van Halen album) because of Frampton’s melodic approach to songs. The first track included an introduction for Frampton as an ‘honorary member of San Francisco society” and goes right into one of the best tracks on the double-live album, […]

November 28, 2014

9/11 Thirteen Years Later


Memories, News

I was jarred out of sleep by my cell phone ringing on one of the few days I could sleep in. It was my wife calling to tell me to turn on the TV because a plane had crashed into a building in New York. I worked at that time for a software company based […]

September 11, 2014