11 January 2021

Back to Christmas Morning

On Christmas Morning I set a camera on a tripod to take a picture every 5 seconds.  Here is our Christmas morning in about 90 seconds.  I'm getting rusty on video editing so it's not very fancy.  

07 January 2021

Trail Mail

 I have become quite the Sled Dog/Mushing geek.  I know, weird.  I found musher Blair Braverman a couple of years ago on Twitter (@BlairBraverman) and she tells the most fascinating stories about her dogs.  She is also a published author.    Blair and her husband Quince Mountain run Braver Mountain Mushing.  

Every year, Blair and Quince offer to carry holidays cards by dog sled to their local post office.  But before they do that, they stamp and sticker each card.  They do this for free, you just cover the postage.  

Here's a quick, 2 minute interview with NPR and Quince talking about Trail Mail.  


In addition, they have a large fan base called #uglydogs (long story).  Each year the #uglydogs exchange cards with each other.    This year I decided to go all in and participate in Trail Mail and the card exchange.  Best.Decision.Ever.

So, if you received a Christmas Card with the stamp, there's your explanation.  And here are the #uglydogs cards that I received.  

Goodbye 2020

 Many reasons to say goodbye to 2020, although 2021 isn't shaping up so great either.  

Winter sunsets in SoCal can be really spectacular and we've had some great ones lately.  So on the last day of the year, I drove down to Point Dume beach to see the last sunset of this pretty bad year.  I think the rest of LA had the same idea because it was pretty crowded.  But worth the effort.  Never enough sunset pics.