Entries Tagged as 'Noted'

Happy New Year

January 1st, 2014 · Comments Off on Happy New Year

We’ve returned from a week in Alaska, and have just said goodbye to our New Year’s party guests, so we haven’t had much time to reflect on the past year, busy blur that it was. We’ve made a lot of changes in the last twelve months, and though I can’t say I’m sad to see […]

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Tenth anniversary

November 8th, 2013 · Comments Off on Tenth anniversary

It’s hard to believe I’ve been blogging for ten years here now, off and on. The first entry would hardly warrant a tweet these days, and I’ve certainly slacked off in the last few years with the arrival of the kids, for various reasons, but I’ve had a few good stretches over the years, and […]

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The late, great Huell Howser

January 9th, 2013 · Comments Off on The late, great Huell Howser

The news of Huell Howser’s passing this week came as a sad shock, an unexpected and abrupt end to a life that had given us so much over the last few years. From the moment we moved here, I began recording every one of his many PBS travel and history shows and watching them religiously, […]

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Lucy

November 18th, 2012 · Comments Off on Lucy

We’ve been waiting expectantly for our daughter’s arrival, which was predicted to be around November 8. On November 1, though, Aimee’s doctor told her that surprise, she’d be having the baby the next day. We headed to the hospital at 6:00 am, and just after noon, Lucy arrived with great fanfare and, thankfully, little drama. […]

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Thanks, Steve

October 6th, 2011 · Comments Off on Thanks, Steve

I described Steve Jobs to someone yesterday as having had the most influence on my life of someone I’d never met. I think that’s fair to say, considering all of the various parts of my life that have been touched by his work, starting back in the early ’80s when we got our first Apple […]

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Five years

August 3rd, 2011 · Comments Off on Five years

This past weekend marked the fifth anniversary of our move to Los Angeles. It’s hard to believe this is now the place I’ve lived longer than anywhere since Alaska, and that I’ve had my current job longer than any other in my life. But here we are, with a house, a kid, and five years […]

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Game Three

April 25th, 2011 · 1 Comment

My first two games taped on a Friday, but the crew wasn’t due to return to taping until more than a week later, on that next Tuesday. I think it was related to the IBM Challenge; either way, it gave me ten days of being the reigning Jeopardy! champion, without of course being able to […]

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“A film preservationist, originally from Anchorage, Alaska…”

April 20th, 2011 · Comments Off on “A film preservationist, originally from Anchorage, Alaska…”

I’m going to be on Jeopardy! tomorrow night. This is the story of how that happened. I wasn’t a huge Jeopardy! watcher as a kid, and watched even less of it as an adult, but I’ve always enjoyed playing along at home, and it’s hard not to be amazed at the show’s longevity. At various […]

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Happy New Year!

December 31st, 2010 · Comments Off on Happy New Year!

‘Nuff said.

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Milestone

May 21st, 2010 · Comments Off on Milestone

Hard to believe my car is 15 years old.

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A busy decade

January 9th, 2010 · Comments Off on A busy decade

Aimee and I put together our Top 10 (and Bottom 5) Films of the Year lists this past weekend, which reminded me that, as a life-long nostalgist and inveterate list-maker, I have done precious little reflection on the fact that we’ve just completed a decade and moved onto a new one. I haven’t gone back […]

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Back to the Getty

February 8th, 2009 · Comments Off on Back to the Getty

A visit from Aimee’s friend Alec gave us the opportunity to re-visit the Getty, where we hadn’t been in awhile (has it really been more than two years?). We spent a long afternoon there yesterday, taking in the Carleton Watkins 19th century photo exhibition as well as the Baroque show and the permanent collection.We had […]

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Oh, happy day

January 20th, 2009 · Comments Off on Oh, happy day

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Happy New Year

January 1st, 2009 · Comments Off on Happy New Year

Only in L.A., indeed.

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2008 in review

December 31st, 2008 · Comments Off on 2008 in review

It’s time for the end of the year wrap-up, which I haven’t really done with any consistency (see the Best Live Shows of 2004 and Top Ten Films of 2004), but I’m going to give it a shot. 2008 has been an extremely busy year for us, our second full year in Los Angeles, one […]

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