My 5,000th Blog Post

ard as it is for me to believe, this is my 5,000th blog post. I started blogging regular way back at the end of 2005, and is has taken me close to 7 years (with some small gaps in between) to accumulate 5,000 posts. But looking back over the years, it is a quite an […]

The 4,000th post

Yes, this is my 4,000th post. After some intermittent starts back in late 2005, I made a consistent start, blogging regularly back on December 31, 2005, and continued without missing a day for more than 3 years. When the The Little Man was born, things got spotty for a while, but since November of last […]

Miscellaneous Tuesday items

As I pulled into my driveway after work today, my car it the 115,000 mile mark. October will be 12 years since I’ve had the car, and therefore, in 11-1/2 years I have driven, on average, 10,000 miles per year. However, since moving to the Metro D.C. area nearly 6 years ago, I’ve driven an […]

A streak comes to an end

I drove into work today, the first time I have done so since moving to the Washington, D.C. area from L.A. almost 6 years ago. When I lived in L.A., I commuted from Studio City to Santa Monica, 20 miles each way, through L.A. traffic. I did this for 8 years and quickly grew sick […]


Today is my 12 year anniversary at my company. That’s right, twelve years ago today was my very first day, and I can remember parts of it as though it were yesterday, which is kind of scary. In those 12 years, I have had exactly 3 offices, which is probably some kind of record since […]

Happy New Year!

April 6 is the first day of my New Year. There are several reasons for this. For one thing, it is close to the beginning of spring, and until relatively recently in human history, the new year was celebrated with the coming of spring at the end of March. Second, it is the day that […]