Dolphins In Cabo

My family spent the afternoon at Cabo Dolphins when our Carnival cruise ship Panorama docked in Cabo for the day. The center dedicated to the research and rehabilitation of dolphins and other marine mammals native to Mexico. Tours have an educational element in which guests learn about dolphins in a context that only real-world experts […]

The Elizabeth

The Elizabeth Hotel / Ft. Collins, CO Sunflower / Milt Jackson _________________________________________________ John Fraim After our Carnival cruise to the Mexican Riviera on the Panorama, Steph and I flew from Long Beach to Denver to attend Steph’s daughter’s baby shower for the arrival in December of this year. We stayed at the Elizabeth Hotel in […]

Season of Distraction

The Cruise Ship of America Moving Into Another Season of Distraction Bill Evans / Peace Piece ______________________________________ A fantastic post from my good friend Rich. So true! As we move into the college football season, Rich used to be much more of a football fan than he is today.  He is skeptical now of the […]

An Anthem for Recovery

After all the years of addiction brought about by all the years of Oxycotin, after the tragedies revealed to the general populace in series like Dopestick and Pain Killer, after the years of the Sacker family making millions off of these tragedies, one of the leading modern song writers wrote a song expressing what many […]


Who Wants This Music Tonight? (Che vuole questa musica stasera) Peppino Gagliardi (25 May 1940 – 9 August 2023) was an Italian singer. Born in Naples his first hit in Italy came in 1963 with “T’amo e t’amerò.” In 1970, he had another big hit with the song, Settembre, and more hits followed in the early […]

Pieces of Memory

The Changing Lights / Stacey Kent (Memories in a Song) _________________________________________ John Fraim Today, my brother sent my sister and me an article with the note: “Millions of old printed photos are sitting in storage. Digitizing them can unlock countless memories.” The words of his note are meant to remind me of the boxes of […]

Nicholas & Christina

“A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.” Oscar Wilde __________________________________ The Excellent Adventure of Nicholas & Christina’s Venture Photography Dr. Nicholas Roemmelt is a German pro landscape and adventurescape photographer living in the heart of […]

Gospel Chant

Just fooling around in the studio tonight after watching the 2023 Stellar Gospel Award Show on TV. With all the dumb awards shows each year where everyone self-congratulates themselves, I find the Gospel Awards Show each year to be full of love and genuine people. It’s inspiring to me to see a show dedicated to […]


Bill Evans / Peace Piece _____________________________________ Today, I wrote my cousin Dave today about the death of his close friend Paul Reubens or Pee Wee Herman. Dave met Paul when Paul came to California from back East in the 70s and both were students at the famous Cal Institute of the Arts.  Paul had just moved […]

What a Wonderful World it Would Bee

What A Wonderful World / Louis Armstrong _____________________________ Bees can learn to play soccer according to an article from Science, the publication of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Think of the implications. Not only bees able to play soccer but also a potential new meaning for the proverbial talk about the birds and […]