Living History and Telegraphy

San Francisco and the San Francisco Bay Area is a Mecca for “Living History” enthusiasts like myself. It always cracked me up that while Fisherman’s Wharf was crammed with holiday makers, just a block away there is an Oasis and wonderful world that is a lens into the past, The Hyde Street Pier. There is also the Cable Car Museum, Fort Point, Fort Funston and…

December in California

I might have spent my early years on the East Coast, but I have lived in California for almost twice as long as when I lived in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. Don’t get me wrong, I have very fond memories growing up in Newton, NJ and going to college in Lock Haven, PA, but the last time I was back east was…

The Ghost of Nixon Past . . .

Its downright Dickensian . . Karmaic Justice is about to be served up on an icy cold tray. But unlike Scrooge, or the Grinch, don’t expect Trump to grow a heart. It is really amazing how close to what’s unraveling in the news today was nailed by Bill Maher and his crew. They deserve an Emmy or Pulitzer or whatever award they give TV…

The KY6R Year End Review

I was going to wait until the end of December to write this, but know enough about how this year is likely to end to write this now. The year started out with the cloud of the election hanging over me. I grew up in the New York / New Jersey / Connecticut tri-state area, and knew all about Donald Trump when I was…

Christmas Tree Bike

I’ve been commuting to work on my bike for more than two years now, and this is my second year with a little lit up tree on the back. It was a yuge bigly hit last year, so it’s on again this year.

Living History (KAFA)

I’m going to wax philosophical today, hopefully in a practical and pragmatic way. Yesterday I watched the wind blow many of the last colored leaves off the trees. I’ve always been a little sad to see the beautiful leaves go, but they turn into mulch for the garden. The circle of life. Since I just planted quite a few new plants and three new…

CQ WW CW Bust on 160M

Twilight Zone – “Static” Conditions were abysmal this weekend, so my last 9 will have to wait. I swear, Top Band is starting to torment me, but I’m soooo close, yet sooo far.

Fantastic Thanksgiving …

It was a great Thanksgiving. Just perfect. The brightest light of my world comes from my family. That is what I am most thankful for!

5 More Weeks . . .

In 5 weeks we will start a new year. I will wait until New Years Eve to give an end of the year report – because adding Top Band counters will come down to the wire. I’m hoping to add 5 more by then, but that seems like a bit of a pipe dream, but it is possible, so I say shoot for the…

Volunteer Plants

I worked very hard this past Spring revamping the front yard landscaping, and I took care of it all summer – mostly just watering by hand (I’ve been burned by automatic sprinkler systems and don’t use them any more). Anyway, we have a few gorgeous “volunteer” plants like this Chinese Pistachio tree that has amazing fall colors. It’s 70 degrees today and cloudy. A…