Piscetti girl

No man is lonely eating spaghetti; it requires so much attention. ~ Christopher Morley My third and youngest child has a big personality. Here she is creating her usual facial mess with ‘piscetti.’ Kids make life fun.  More photos below, but not cropped or edited.

Dynamic clouds over Dublin

Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky. ~ Rabindranath Tagore Nice.

Hollywood starlet

“The day the child realizes that all adults are imperfect, he becomes an adolescent; the day he forgives them, he becomes an adult; the day he forgives himself, he becomes wise” ~ Alden Nowlan My 7 year old daughter chose a Halloween costume called ‘Hollywood Starlet.’ I hate when they grow up three years at…

Boy in the rear-view

“A boy is a magical creature – you can lock him out of your workshop, but you can’t lock him out of your heart.” ~ Allan Beck There are certain times when your kids are just adorable – mostly when they are quiet ;). Like when they are sleeping, or in the moments like this…

Commuting is Dangerous

Did you ever observe to whom the accidents happen? Chance favors only the prepared mind. ~ Louis Pasteur I commute 60 miles each way back and forth to work. It’s dangerous, and many days, I see things like this. I wonder about the unwelcome drama this introduced into these people’s normal lives.

Steal a sign, steal an election

“Those who say religion has nothing to do with politics do not know what religion is.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi Good thing I captured the original sign before it was stolen. Guess it’s all over now! OK, us Tea Partiers didn’t do so well here in CA, but we rocked the rest of the country.

Farmhouse in the Dublin hills

I believe that if we get out of people’s way, the sky’s the limit. The sky is the limit. ~ Glenn Beck When I take the scenic route to avoid traffic on the way to work, it takes me through the hills around Dublin, CA. Beautiful farmhouses and ranches up here, very peaceful.

Steer chillin

The beef industry has contributed to more American deaths than all the wars of this century, all natural disasters, and all automobile accidents combined. ~ Neal Barnard Just another part of my scenic commute. And despite the quote above, I do love beef.

Country breakfast 2

“Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper.” ~ Francis Bacon My version of the $4 breakfast special at the Farmer’s Den.

Country breakfast 1

“A simple enough pleasure, surely, to have breakfast alone with one’s husband, but how seldom married people in the midst of life achieve it.” ~ Anne Spencer (1882-1975) American Black poet My wife’s version of the $4 breakfast plate at our local cowboy diner, The Farmer’s Den. Yum. The only downside? It usually smells like…