Gina’s Birthday Dinner

A gallery: Gina’s Birthday Dinner at PICO


Vienna Philharmonic At Green Hall

Vienna Philharmonic At Green Hall, good times! They played for two and half hours almost with the encore, crazy. Got our fix of classical for some time I think. :)


This poem came up in my Buddhism class, very touching.  From the Taoist Laozi .

Always We Hope – Laozi

Always we hope
someone else has the answer,
some other place will be better,
some other time,
it will turn out.

This is it.

No one else has the answer,
no other place will be better,
and it has already turned out.

At the center of your being,
you have the answer:
you know who you are and
you know what you want.

There is no need to run outside
for better seeing,
nor to peer from a window.
Rather abide at the center of your being:
for the more you leave it,
the less you learn.

Search your heart and see
the way to do is to be.

Abide at the center of your being.

Winter in Tahoe

No snow which was a little crazy, but it was lovely.  Sadly a bit of a stomach virus was going around.  But everyone came through it in the end.


Poison Oak – a month progression

Me having poison oak over the course of a month or so

A holiday hike

A Holiday Hike with Gina and Family!

Kayak Caroling through the Sausalito houseboats with BASK

Everyone loves caroling, particurly in Sausalito, to houseboat, while in kayaks! Fun trip organized by


Kayaking in Sausalito

Had a great time getting a couple of hours in kayaking out of Sausalito!

Muir Beach to Pirates Cove

Fun hike from Muir Beach over to Pirates Cove. Muir Beach is closed till late november, but you can park a little bit past it on 1 and walk back. Some steep scrambling to get down to the beach but it was super nice, lowish tide, just a beautiful day.