Chasing sunsets

I haven’t done a lot of personal photography since my mom passed away, I just haven’t felt like picking up a camera unless it was for work. But looking out at the evening sky I… Continue reading


The Tracy Municipal Airport hosted an open house to showcase the airports aviation endeavors. The fly in featured local pilots and few airshow performers to excite the crowd. A L-39 Albatros from the… Continue reading

Just beyond the horizon

My mom, Arlene Marie Moore died Wednesday, June 12 at the New Hope Post Acute Care Center in Tracy after a long illness. Mom was born in the city of Lemoore and moved to… Continue reading

The summer scene

The official start of summer is almost three weeks away but you couldn’t tell that on the trail this weekend. The summer heat has already reached the twists and turns on the trail… Continue reading

Cardinal direction

Things have been dark for me lately.  A family crisis has dominated my thoughts the last few weeks and with all the pressures of work and life I needed a break from the routine. I needed… Continue reading

Looking out

Two months ago standing atop the summit of Mount Diablo State Park I was tired after my climb up three three of the park’s four tallest peaks. It was quite the accomplishment I thought… Continue reading

The middle ground

One of the best things about hiking are the rules, there aren’t any.  You can make a hike as long or as short as you like. After missing a week on the trail… Continue reading

The mystique of the mountain

Several years ago I made my first hike at Mount Diablo State Park.  With just a point shoot I went on a walk around the summit on the Fire Interpretive Trail.  Think of it as… Continue reading

Knight skies

Just when I thought all the budget cuts for military airshow performances had ended I read they had extended to the United States Army  as well, clipping the wings of the Golden Knights Parachute Team.… Continue reading

An echo of thunder

Just as the Navy Blue Angels were forced to cancel the remiander of the 2013 airshow season the same fate befell the United States Air Force Thunderbirds Air Demonstration Team.  They also announced… Continue reading