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The infamous, 1983, San Antonio Denny’s

This Denny’s was one of the first things I noticed when parking our vehicle at the hotel for New Year’s Eve. A Denny’s? Well, it’s home to a funny, memorable incident in 1983 during my first visit to San Antonio. … Continue reading

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A demo of Nick’s work with the lens I bought him

The big-ticket item my nephew Nick wanted was a special lens for his camera(s). Thanks to the helpful staff at Precision Camera in Austin, I bought him what he wanted despite it being used. I was willing to get him … Continue reading

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Three cheers for a Maggi and her work!

My niece Rachel (technically my cousin’s daughter, but niece is easier on the brain than all that “removed” crap) received a grant from the Fulbright Organization! This will enable her to carry out her proposal in India. Here’s the proposal … Continue reading

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Check out my nephew Nick’s work!

If you got to the original Vimeo page, Nick explains which hardware he used to make this possible along with the music. I’m also getting friends who are very experienced film makers/video people to give me some notes to pass … Continue reading

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My niece Anna rocking out!

I received a couple pictures of my niece Anna rocking out in the garage. She’s showing off the electric guitar Somara and I bought her for Christmas/Birthday. It’s a good starter, a Squier which I think is Fender’s entry-level brand … Continue reading

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Rest in Peace Cousin Jason

I only received the news last week over my cousin’s passing in April. I won’t go into the details of the hows or whys because they’re not relevant here. I want to honor him for the good times we had as … Continue reading

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Happy birthday to Nick

My oldest nephew (via DNA) celebrates number 17 today. At least he doesn’t have to go to school during the four-day break. Maybe it’s longer. A friend of mine who specializes in education law stuff said Texas schools extended the … Continue reading

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Happy birthday Anna!

Today she makes her first step toward becoming a teenager since 13 is the probationary period. Maybe it’s more of a transition, like being on a midshipman’s cruise in Star Trek, it’s not possible to fail at being a teenager. If … Continue reading

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Happy 111th birthday Grandpa

He could’ve lived this long and then some if he took better care of his symptoms earlier since I keep reading about the numerous people making it to 110-plus and I think NPR did a story about how America has … Continue reading

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Happy (belated) 20th Anniversary to Linda and Brian

Darn it! The whole David Letterman and life thing threw me off from remembering that yesterday was the Maggi wedding anniversary, aka the Maggis of California formerly of Chicago. Man, it’s hard to believe it was 20 years ago too. … Continue reading

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Happy 109th Birthday Grandma

Right there with José, the other big Taurus in my 46 years on Earth. I always recall that she did live a rather remarkable life alongside my grandfather. Whether or not Grandma realized it remains a mystery. She also did … Continue reading

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My nephew Nick is doing fine

Last week Nick and the family were in San Diego enjoying Spring Break, I got a few updates. Then his dad (my brother) informed me about Nick’s successful eye surgery. I was like…whaaaaa? Nothing major like cancer, just something needing to … Continue reading

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Happy birthday Brian

Another little celebration in California with the better weather in store for him. Hopefully the food matches. As always for me, his card will be late yet I don’t think he counts on me too much there. According to his … Continue reading

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Happy 16th Birthday to Nick!

A joyous occasion! My first nephew and/or niece was born on this day. Now he’s in the prime spot of being a teenager. Recently his dad told me what he’s into…mountain bikes (alright) and skateboarding (hmm). The latter gets the semi-disapproving noise because … Continue reading

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RIP Aunt Letty

I recently received the sad news from my brother Brian tonight yet previous updates were provided by Cousin Leesa over the weekend. Letty had been more ill than I realized since her surgery several years ago. However, I want to talk … Continue reading

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