Thursday, November 27, 2008

For What am I Thankful?

I'm thankful for
my loving wife,
my wonderful friends,
my two cats,
a comfortable place to live,
food on the table,
clean water,
a good paying job that I like,
and much much more.

I hope everyone has a happy Thanksgiving
and that you all take the time to give thanks.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Why Does this Say "The Harbor"?

While walking to Pitfire today, Pam and I were surprised to see the non-descript front at the north end of the building on the "northwest" corner of 3rd and Main open...

The interior once belonged to Mr. Fix It, but the door that was open was actually to the right of the old Mr. Fix It store front. Anyway, what caught our eye was the tile:

And what caught my eye was this at the entrance:

So historians, what was "The Harbor?"

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Old Bank Celebration

The Old Bank District had an Election Night Party. Here's the scene at 8 PM PST:

More photos here

Election Eve Thoughts

As I write this, the results from Dixville Notch, New Hampshire are in. Barak Obama received 15 votes while John McCain received 6. I'm hoping that the rest of the nation follows the lead set by the citizens of Dixville Notch.

In the morning, I will be voting for Barak Obama and Joe Biden. Still, while that vote may be considered historic, because I live in California it will not be my most important. That distinction will go to my no vote on proposition 8 (which, for those of you outside of California, would amend the state constitution to eliminate the right of same-sex couples to marry in California.) Same-sex couples have had the right to marry in California since May of this year. Has that had an impact on my marriage with Meeko? Absolutely not! Do I feel that our marriage is harmed by same-sex couples marrying? Absolutely not! I feel that denying Californians rights that are considered fundamental according to the state constitution is discriminatory, prejudicial, backwards, and just plain wrong.

As such, my fellow Californians, I'm asking you to vote no on Proposition 8.