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Recent Food

Veggie burger at Twisted Root, Dallas/Fort-Worth Int'l Airport
Veggie burger at Twisted Root, Dallas/Fort-Worth Int'l Airport
Quinoa veggie burger at Burger Lounge, San Diego
Quinoa veggie burger at Burger Lounge, San Diego
Truffle porcini slice at Napizza, San Diego
Truffle porcini slice at Napizza, San Diego
Pad See Ew at Suvans Kitchen, Lompoc
Pad See Ew at Suvans Kitchen, Lompoc
"Fish" and Chips
"Fish" and Chips
Veggie burger at Harry's Country Club, Kansas City
Veggie burger at Harry's Country Club, Kansas City

Sunset

Shelf cloud from an extinct thunderstorm moving over the neighborhood pond
Shelf cloud from an extinct thunderstorm moving over the neighborhood pond
Cumulus above the roof this evening
Cumulus above the roof this evening

Kansas City Symphony

Inside the Kauffman Center
Inside the Kauffman Center
The symphony orchestra and chorus in Helzberg Hall
The symphony orchestra and chorus in Helzberg Hall

One Year in Fountain Hills

My House in Kansas City
My House in Kansas City

Just over one year ago I closed escrow on my house in Kansas City. The year here has flown by and so much has changed. It's been a wonderful home with room to grow that provides a pleasant, safe, quiet space.

California, Hawaii, and Alaska

Map of air and auto travel from April 30 through May 16 with time zones
Map of air and auto travel from April 30 through May 16 with time zones

Two business trips converged to bring two plus weeks of travel to three states spanning five hours in time zones and 10,000 miles of air travel. Larger version of map.

San Diego Bay from my harborfront hotel room
San Diego Bay from my harborfront hotel room

I spent a full week in San Diego, attending an intense computer security training course from the SANS Institute.

Cannoli from Napizza in Little Italy, San Diego
Cannoli from Napizza in Little Italy, San Diego
Lover's Point in Pacific Grove
Lover's Point in Pacific Grove

After a week in Southern California I had the weekend off between destinations and spent it driving up the coast to the Bay Area with a couple of stops along the way. The timing worked out to make it back to my parent's house for Mother's Day.

Clouds along the mountains in Oahu
Clouds along the mountains in Oahu

Leaving SFO I went to Honolulu for a couple of days of meetings. The trade winds were more present than in my previous visit, making the warm island weather more tolerable.

Control tower at Ford Island in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
Control tower at Ford Island in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
Denali
Denali

We took a red eye direct flight to Anchorage before a couple of days of jet lagged meetings. It was great to back in Alaska again. The state was undergoing it's first spring heat wave driving temperatures up in to the low 80s around the Alaska Range. Sunlit hours were long, with sunset a late 10:30 pm or so.

Alaska Tofu at Kinsley's in Anchorage
Alaska Tofu at Kinsley's in Anchorage
Sun still up at 10:30 pm in Anchorage
Sun still up at 10:30 pm in Anchorage
Turnagain Arm south of Anchorage
Turnagain Arm south of Anchorage
Wood Bison at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
Wood Bison at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

The flight back was a red eye as well, through O'Hare. The trip was a whirlwind bouncing between locations with no time to lose jet lag.