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Shims on the coast 2014

[Photos by Mum Jinx]

I gave a presentation on The Art of the Shim: Low-Alcohol Cocktails to Keep You Level in the afternoon at Coast Library. Alas, due to a complaint from a modern-day Puritan we could not give samples of even the lowest proof of cocktails, so the attendees just got to taste Luxardo cherries. Despite the sample setback, the event was a success and the small crowd enthusiastic.

There were great questions, including one on the history of an obscure drink or possibly dessert or possibly both, the Knickerbocker Glory, which I'm researching in the picture below.

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It was very windy but lovely on the way back to my folks' house.

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That evening I was able to provide a private sample to thank my parents for their help with the event.

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Posted on March 16, 2014 at 12:00 PM in Food and Drink, friends & family | Permalink | Comments (0)

River's End 2014

A lovely stop on the way north this evening!

Photo by Mum Jinx.

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Posted on March 14, 2014 at 07:16 PM in Food and Drink, friends & family, the big room with the blue ceiling | Permalink | Comments (0)

social browsing 2013

This is an interlude of relaxation after the stockings, before our drive back home.

Photo by Mum Jinx.

Photo by Uncle Larry.

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Posted on December 25, 2013 at 11:00 AM in friends & family, holidays | Permalink | Comments (0)

Winter familytime 2013

Having a marvelous relaxing time visiting with my family. My low-key background activity is adding photos into my blog from Flickr.

One that I haven't placed in time precisely enough to post, but which I love is this one of me and my dad Paul.
Larry asks:
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Posted on December 24, 2013 at 05:52 PM in friends & family | Permalink | Comments (0)

feasting with family 2013

Joe and I brought a small Wagyu beef roast to my parents' house. They prepared it, along with fresh crab, Hollandaise sauce, and broccoli for the four of us and my aunt and uncle to enjoy. Boy oh boy did we!
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Posted on December 23, 2013 at 07:00 PM in Food and Drink, friends & family, holidays | Permalink | Comments (0)

Family at the Christmas Revels 2013


And afterward, a feast at Yang Chow.

Photos by cousin C'Anna and our waiter.

Posted on December 14, 2013 at 01:00 PM in friends & family, holidays | Permalink | Comments (0)

Relaxing with my mum 2013

Photo by Jinx.
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Posted on November 19, 2013 at 12:00 PM in friends & family | Permalink | Comments (0)

Facing forward 2013

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Photo by Mum Jinx of Joe and I with my nephew.

Posted on May 31, 2013 at 12:00 PM in friends & family | Permalink | Comments (0)

Reading aloud 2013

Photo by Joe.

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Posted on April 9, 2013 at 12:00 PM in Books, friends & family | Permalink | Comments (0)

new game 2012

Photo by Mum Jinx, who writes
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Posted on December 25, 2012 at 12:00 PM in friends & family, games, holidays | Permalink | Comments (0)

family holiday time 2012

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Posted on December 24, 2012 at 12:00 PM in friends & family, holidays | Permalink | Comments (0)

First Feast of Christmas 2012

Photo by Mum Jinx.
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Posted on December 23, 2012 at 12:00 PM in Food and Drink, friends & family, holidays | Permalink | Comments (0)

Family at the Christmas Revels 2012

Photos and captions by cousin C'Anna.

Joe and Dinah in the rain
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Joe wears protective head gear
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Around the table
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Posted on December 15, 2012 at 12:00 PM in friends & family, holidays | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thanksgiving conversation 2012

Photos by Mum Jinx, who writes "A warm and happy Thanksgiving at Larry & Lynn's again this year. Here's the part of the pre-feast conversation that did not take place in the kitchen."



Not sure if that photo is from Thanksgiving day or day before or after. Here's a photo from the same holiday from cousin C'Anna.

Photo by cousin C'Anna. "Table is set and ready"
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Nice picture of my mum and I taken by cousin C'Anna:

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I like doing dishes after Thanksgiving dinner—because I'm so full it feels more comfortable to stand than to sit! :)
(Photo by cousin C'Anna)

Posted on November 21, 2012 at 12:00 PM in friends & family, holidays | Permalink | Comments (0)

H.C.'s Girls Brunch 2012

[I got my nails painted.]


Posted on November 18, 2012 at 11:00 AM in creativity, friends & family | Permalink | Comments (0)

Me and my beloved great-uncle Art 2012

Photo by cousin C'Anna, "Art shares a laugh with Dinah"

Posted on October 9, 2012 at 12:00 PM in friends & family | Permalink | Comments (0)

Train trip to Shafter 2012

Photo by cousin C'Anna, "Waiting for the train in Martinez Monday"

Photo by Mum Jinx.
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Photo by C'Anna, "Dinah reflected in train window"
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Photo by Jinx, "Dinah talkin' & bloggin'"
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Photo by C'Anna, "Dinah concentrates through the Fresno stop"
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Photo by C'Anna, "Dinah and Jinx on the train"
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Posted on October 8, 2012 at 12:00 PM in friends & family, travel | Permalink | Comments (0)

XOXO: Panic 2012

Photos by Scott Beale / Laughing Squid.



Posted on September 14, 2012 at 03:00 PM in friends & family, Web/Tech | Permalink | Comments (0)

Dinah gazes toward the creek 2012

Photo by Mum Jinx.
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Posted on August 26, 2012 at 12:00 PM in friends & family, the big room with the blue ceiling | Permalink | Comments (0)

family time 2012

Photo by Mum Jinx.
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Posted on August 25, 2012 at 12:00 PM in friends & family | Permalink | Comments (0)

Courtney and Robert's cocktail reception in celebration of their marriage 2012


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Posted on August 18, 2012 at 08:30 PM in friends & family, games, relationships | Permalink | Comments (0)

A conversation 14 years long 2012

Have we met?

I asked that question here on this site in September of 1998 in a post one month before would turn into what we would later call a blog.

I say I've never met Karawynn, Jamie, Carl and Justin. What the fuck does that mean?

I sit next to someone on the bus, I shake hands with a co-worker's client who I'll never see again, I chat with the bank teller and somehow these are people I've met?


My body doesn't encompass me.
I don't have to breathe the same air to be in the same place as you.

Have we met?

What a different world we live in now. We've been through radical changes in politics, technology, and cultural norms. Our days have transformed as the non-present world becomes present through these magic devices in our pockets. I live in a different city. Have a completely new career. Am in another relationship.

What hasn't changed? Many of those people that some folks used to say I'd never met are still a part of my daily life.

So here's my question for them, and for you, what has made these "virtual" connections so strong?

How has the way we built the web and the mobile internet and our tech-centric cities strengthened and weakened those chains since that year, 1998, when it seemed like maybe this world wide web thing might be sticking around?


Posted on August 17, 2012 at 11:56 AM in friends & family, tools, Web/Tech, Weblogs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Birthday celebrations for my lovely dad Paul 2012

Photo by cousin C'Anna, "A long quiet hug"
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Posted on June 9, 2012 at 12:00 PM in friends & family | Permalink | Comments (0)

Right. I've got my new workout video. 2012

Posted on June 5, 2012 at 05:46 PM in friends & family, linky goodness, music | Permalink | Comments (0)

Well, of course. 2012

It has just occurred to me that obviously @glenda would be the best person to be with in the event of zombie apocalypse.


RT @glenda: Just remember: It doesn’t matter who they were when they were alive and uninfected. Shoot them. Cold. Also? Cylons.

See? QED.

Posted on May 30, 2012 at 04:31 PM in friends & family, tweets | Permalink | Comments (0)

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