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January 26th, 2015 @ 6:44 am
Los Angeles Monorail

Did you know that way, way back in 1963 Alweg Research Corp. — the company that built the Disneyland monorail — offered to give a monorail system to the city of Los Angeles? I’ve ridden both the Disneyland and the Walt Disney World monorails hundreds of times in my life and I’ve wasted thousands of […]

January 2nd, 2015 @ 7:50 am
Friday Five: Dreaming to Run

Nike Free 4.0Here are five places where I’d really like to go on a nice long run some day:

  • Maui, Hawaii
  • Rome, Italy
  • Paris, France
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Boston, MA
December 18th, 2014 @ 4:50 am
Throwback Thursday
December 4th, 2014 @ 6:30 am
Throwback Thursday
October 24th, 2014 @ 8:15 am
Friday Five: Disneyland Rides

Jungle CruiseMy five favorite rides at Disneyland:

  1. Jungle Cruise
  2. It’s a Small World
  3. Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room
  4. Pirates of the Caribbean
  5. Gadget’s Go Coaster
October 17th, 2014 @ 8:00 am
Friday Five: Disneyland Rides

It's a Small WorldMy son’s five favorite rides at Disneyland, and what he calls them:

  1. It’s a Small World — “Issa Small World the Ride”
  2. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh — “Pooh!”
  3. Gadget’s Go Coaster — “Baby Roller Coaster”
  4. Storybook Land Canal Boats — “Whale Belly”
  5. Alice in Wonderland — “Alices”
October 2nd, 2014 @ 6:39 am
Throwback Thursday
September 18th, 2014 @ 8:54 am
Throwback Thursday
July 17th, 2014 @ 9:10 am
Throwback Thursday
June 19th, 2014 @ 9:29 am
Throwback Thursday


I’m going to do what every San Franciscan does who goes to Heaven. I’ll look around and say, ‘It’s not bad, but it ain’t San Francisco.’
Herb Caen

January 17th, 2014 @ 4:28 am
Friday Five: Places in Maui

Black RockMy five favorite places on Maui:

  1. Black Rock · Ka’anapali
  2. Longhi’s · Lahaina
  3. The Kahana Sunset · Kahana
  4. Kimo’s · Lahaina
  5. The Hula Grill · Ka’anapali

See Your Folks

September 20th, 2013 @ 5:16 am
Friday Five: Disney Parks

DisneyMy five favorite Disney theme parks:

  1. Walt Disney World
  2. E.P.C.O.T.
  3. Disneyland
  4. California Adventure
  5. Disney’s Hollywood Studios (formerly Disney-MGM Studios)
June 7th, 2013 @ 8:17 am
Friday Five: Favorite Vacation Destinations

HawaiiMy five favorite places to spend a vacation:

  1. Maui, Hawai’i
  2. The Magic Kingdom
  3. La Quinta, Palm Springs, California
  4. Paris, France
  5. Vail, Colorado
April 12th, 2013 @ 5:47 am
Friday Five: Decommissioned Disney Attractions

WDWRetroMCOluggagetagFive rides that are no longer operational but which I enjoyed:

March 1st, 2013 @ 6:59 am
Friday Five: Places to See

Grand CanyonHere are five places I have always wanted to visit:

November 7th, 2012 @ 9:54 pm

Somehow I never mentioned the fact that in late November of 2006, I attended a black-tie dinner 1 at — of all things — a furniture convention 2 in Scottsdale, Arizona, and — after all the sales awards had been … er … awarded — Hootie and the Blowfish performed. It was quite surreal, and […]

May 9th, 2012 @ 6:08 pm
Be Prepared

I’m packing for a trip and going through the computer bag I carry with me all day, every day. In addition to five pens and two mechanical pencils, I also have three iPhone AC adapters, five iPhone / iPod / iPad USB cables, three iPhone headsets, three “regular” sets of headphones, six AAA batteries, and […]

June 11th, 2010 @ 6:44 am
Friday Five: Favorite Northern Cities
  1. Newport, Rhode Island
  2. Boston, Massachusetts
  3. Ithaca, New York
  4. Bristol, Rhode Island
  5. Old Greenwich, Connecticut