Home Again

To all my friends who woundered where my website when and what’s been happing with my family.

Last year, in the middle of covid-19, an ice storm disconnected me from the grid. No power.

After 30+ years living in my house I was forced to move out. The house was a mess. Full of theirty years of stuff and comming apart from niglect. I moved into an apartment and started to work.

My children, Nathan and Traci, pitched in and help clean. I called an electrician who rewired the house. I patched the sheetrock walls and painted them. Replaced the doors, front, side, back. Painted the ceilings. Now we are working on the kitchen.


So it has been almost a year since I posted to my own website. I guess I didn’t have anything to say.

A lot of my time has been taken up with radio control model flying. I’m president of the TORKS.

I’ve started doing my art again. To get things going I’ve sketching in sketchbooks again. Some of the art sites like Urban Sketchers have places to share your work. I thought I might do that here too.

Here are a few pages from my sketchbook.


More Phone Stuff

Ok, so voice dictation is ok for writing blog post.  If you doing tech work it is not so great.  You need a keyobard.  So… I got an iLepo 360 from Flyshark.  It is a very tiny folding keyboard.  I’m typing this post with it.  It connects via bluetooth and it has all the key you need even if some are accessed via a FN key.  With this I’m ready work from the beach.

Random Thought # ?

Some days when work or live goes bad I start asking why?  Not why the work was so hard.  More the philosophical why.  Why is all this that way.  Why do we make the mistakes we make. Why do we suffer.
I work in computer science processing and analysing weather data. Most people think I’m not a religious person because I’m so analytical.  I analize everything and have answers for most all of it.  Just ask me. But I don’t have real anserwers.  Most of what I see are the relationships about how things fit together. Things like, how signals like radar become pictures on your web page showing you the storm and how it could all be reduced to a couple of chips.  But I also see how people make changes in their lives that effect not only themselves but everyone around them.
The Voyager space craft is tens of thousands of miles from Earth.  It transmits signals to us with the power of a five watt light bulb.  Could you see a 5W light bulb 11,893,000,000 miles away?  Still, we can hear what it is sending us.
The key to both these things is hearing and seeing through the noise.  Filtering out just the parts that have the meaning. In the computer room with 10,000 fans running… can you hear the soft beep of the hard drive seeking and re-seeking trying to recover the data before it fails? Throughout the daily noise of business conversations can you hear the co-worker struggling to pay attention because they are worried if their kids are sick or how they will get home after the car broke down?  In the noise of you’re own life, can you hear what God is telling you?
These are the things I ask myself.