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ArchiveFebruary 2021

Dad’s LLNL Page


I added a section to my father’s memorial site that talks about his time at LLNL. The lab has an internal newsletter and the content of this page was provided by the article they will be running in the newsletter, including several memories from co-workers spanning the 45+ years he worked at LLNL.


SG Special


My father left all his guitars to me. All 36 of them. I spent a few days going through them all and cleaning them up and documenting them. While they are all very nice, with some of them being extremely nice, there is one that stands out. That’s the 1961 Gibson SG Special. This guitar is special to me. My dad used to take it out when I was very young and play it for me. His kick around...

Provider Switch


After 7 years at Kaiser I decided to switch us over to a PPO during Open Enrollment on January 1st. The driving force behind that decision was better care for a handful of my kids that have specific needs at this point in their life. While Kaiser is great, there are a few things here and there that prompted me to try more individualized care. It has been a nightmare! I don’t suggest...



Everything I know about Cryptocurrency, which is not much, I learned from Andrei Jikh. I am in no way an authority on the subject, I am very much a noob that dabbles, I don’t even research that much, I just wanted to own some Cryptocurrency (and stocks). I use Robinhood and Webull as well as directly purchasing Cryptocurrency from an exchange like Coinbase and storing that using Ledger Nano...

Small Remodel


While the remodel was somewhat small, the amount of time it took was not. What was supposed to be just a week, turned into 5. It was rough living in our living room for those weeks, but it was worth it. Our laundry list was somewhat short. Remove carpet and install flooring in 4 rooms (kids rooms + master)Remove popcorn from ceilings.Texture all walls in the 4 roomsMove some vents in the floors...

Hidden Wounds


Physical wounds are easier to deal with than wounds of the heart. You can see them with your eyes, you can touch and attend to them with your hands. You don’t have to prove to anyone, including yourself, that you have them. If my leg has a wound and it’s broken, it’s pretty easy to accept that. I can’t walk, if I do, it hurts. Given time and treatment, the wound heals and... A WordPress Blog