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Category Archives: Life

Cancer verdict: Stage IIC Seminoma

Got in to see an oncologist yesterday. Not the oncologist that will be administering my chemo, but the first Oncologist that I could get in to see and get more information from. Stage IIC, which I’ve also seen referred to as “Bulky Stage II”, means: Cancer found within the testicle or surrounding tissue Cancer has […]

April 18, 2015 | Cancer, Life | Comments Off on Cancer verdict: Stage IIC Seminoma

Pathology, Finally

I finally got the pathology back on the removed nugget today. While the mass found within the lil acorn was not cancerous, it was a cyst, there is cancer. Type: seminoma. So, course of action and diagnosis of the stage of the cancer is still to be determined. I do have enlarged lymph nodes and […]

April 16, 2015 | Cancer, Life | Comments Off on Pathology, Finally

Murderous Family Jewel

I’m probably premature in posting this but having it out in the open means that I can talk freely about it. My apologies but this is going to be a bit discombobulated. My left testicle was trying to kill me. He has since been banished from his sac. I also have swollen lymph nodes around […]

April 8, 2015 | Cancer, Life | Comments Off on Murderous Family Jewel

1972 CB350 Rebuild Begins

Haven’t had much to write about lately. But my recent introduction to the world of motorcycling (I’ve been riding for about a year now and currently scoot on an ’02 BMW R1150R) has given me more than just the desire to ride, but the desire to modify. The wife recently joined me on two wheels […]

August 31, 2014 | Life, Motorcycles | Comments Off on 1972 CB350 Rebuild Begins

Happy Monkey

July 15, 2013 | Life, Photography | Comments Off on Happy Monkey

Operation Shave the Wookiee, the Return

Here we go again. St. Baldricks is 2 months away and I’m in once more. Its been 2 years since I last pitched in and I’ve got 12″ of hair waiting to be shaved. On my head, you pervert. Last time was a success. After all was said and done and last minute donations tallied […]

January 27, 2013 | Life | 5 comments

Art at Stanford

The wife and I decided to take a trip down to Stanford last weekend to check out the Rodin Garden at the Cantor Arts Center on the Stanford campus. Now, I know that I went to a small school. My graduating class was measured in the hundreds. But, holy shit, the Stanford campus is huge […]

January 24, 2013 | Life, Photography | Comments Off on Art at Stanford

Religion in Politics

“And I frankly would be very worried if somebody assured me that nothing in their faiths would affect their judgments because then I wonder, how can you have judgment if you have no faith, and how can I trust you with power if you don’t pray? The notion that you are endowed by your Creator […]

January 23, 2012 | Life | 1 comment

USS Iowa

The USS Iowa was brought down to Richmond, CA to be renovated before heading down to its permanent home and exhibition spot near Los Angeles, CA. Though not much was open to the public because its very early on in the restoration process it was still a wonderful visit. Just looking at the ship you […]

January 7, 2012 | Life, Photography | 3 comments

Steve Jobs, 1955-2011

There’s plenty more folks out there that can be more poignant and eloquent towards eulogizing Steve Jobs so I’m going to leave that with them. Without an Apple computer company backed by Steve there’s a good chance that I wouldn’t be doing what I’m doing, where I’m doing it, and would have missed out on […]

October 6, 2011 | Computers, Life | Comments Off on Steve Jobs, 1955-2011

A day at the beach

The boys got their first taste of the beach at Fort Funston today. Literally a taste. They made themselves sick drinking the sea water. Hopefully they learned their lesson. Yeah, probably not. This post is part of the thread: Dogs – an ongoing story on this site. View the thread timeline for more context on […]

August 6, 2011 | Dogs, Life | Comments Off on A day at the beach

Operation “Shave the Wookiee” is a success!

Now that’s a far cry from where I was. No more fuzzball. No more fro. Sorry I couldn’t do more to cover up the blemishes. I’m tired and my allergies are driving my eyes nuts. All in all it was a good night. Combining web donations with direct foundation donations I totalled $1000 raised via […]

March 11, 2011 | Life | 2 comments

Operation “Shave the Wookiee” is under way.

On Friday, March 11 I will shave my head as part of the St. Baldrick’s foundation annual fundraising event. 2 years and 14″ worth of hair are gonna come off. The St. Baldrick’s Foundation volunteers raise money to help support child cancer research and to give long term support to survivors. So, quit reading this […]

March 5, 2011 | Life | Comments Off on Operation “Shave the Wookiee” is under way.

Look in to my eye…

I love medical imaging. Its even better when its of my own body.

January 20, 2011 | Life | Comments Off on Look in to my eye…

What month is this again?

We’re not supposed to have this kind of color in December. I’m actually ready for some snow.

December 12, 2010 | Life, Photography | Comments Off on What month is this again?

Its hockey season again!

The Avalanche pulled one out against the Blackhawks. Nice. And my new tradition of taking a shitty iPhone panorama from my seat continues: Club level, section 226. Past shitty iPhone panoramas (and one decent real pano) can be seen here.

October 8, 2010 | Life, Photography | Comments Off on Its hockey season again!

And I wasn’t even being chased!

I started running today. I’m following the Couch to 5K program via an app on my iPhone. I came to a stark realization recently that my weight was getting out of control. I’m fortunate enough that I carry weight well, but that’s also been a reason why I’ve been able to let it go for […]

September 20, 2010 | Life | 3 comments


Its that time of the year again. Time for the annual Crowd Favorite trip to the ballpark. Tonight it was the Brewers that were in town to hand the Rockies a last minute loss. Boo! Oh well. I got free beer, pizza and hotdogs. As far as I’m concerned the game was great! 😉 Also […]

August 14, 2010 | Life | 1 comment

10 Years of Marriage…

To love is to suffer. To avoid suffering, one must not love; but then one suffers from not loving. Therefore, to love is to suffer, not to love is to suffer, to suffer is to suffer. To be happy is to love; to be happy then is to suffer, but suffering makes one unhappy; therefore […]

June 5, 2010 | Life | 3 comments

2009 Avalanche Home Opener

Its kind of becoming a personal tradition to take a cappy iPhone panorama before the game whenever we get tickets to an Avalanche game. So, that said: Hopefully last night was a good sign of the season to come. A young and energetic team with a goalie that can stand his own. I don’t expect […]

October 2, 2009 | Life | Comments Off on 2009 Avalanche Home Opener

Hiking: I don’t do enough of it.

I like it. The wife likes it. The dogs LOVE it. So why don’t we do more of it? Hm. At least I get a good pic or two when we do go.

August 3, 2009 | Life | Comments Off on Hiking: I don’t do enough of it.

Video Tutorials: just because you can, doesn’t mean you should

I’m sorry, this is pretty much a rant. To all the sites that think video tutorials are a good thing: please rethink this. When people need a tutorial they need something they can follow along with step by step. Often times I want to come back and just read one part of it again. Or, […]

July 9, 2009 | Jabberwocky, Life | 1 comment

Matching Wedding Rings

The wife and I decided that we should finally follow through on getting matching wedding rings since we finally found a designer that we both really like. The designer is John Hardy and the rings are fantastic. Its significantly larger and heavier than my old one, but with much much more character. Much better than […]

April 16, 2009 | Life, Photography | 1 comment

Site rebuilt on WordPress

After much futzing, fidgeting, and neglecting of other things I’ve finally got this site converted to WordPress. It was just a logical thing to do for many reasons (one of which that I’m in it so damn much I know how to hack the crap out of it. The other main one being: let someone […]

March 30, 2009 | Life | 4 comments


Man, how long has it been? Too long. I really should pull myself away and write some more. Its just that I’ve been spending so much time inside WordPress lately I haven’t had much time to spend on my own framework which I was hoping to port this blog to. That might have gotten more […]

January 19, 2009 | Life | Comments Off on Hm.