February 26, 2012 archive

Done With Earp

Finally finished reading (my signed copy of) “Wyatt Earp In San Diego: Life After Tombstone” by Garner Palenske. The book is packed with fascinating early San Diego history, which I loved learning about, and the first half is very interesting. But the second half slowed down a bit because it seemed to be more about …

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Chatting About The Oscars

Finally had me a long-overdue video chat with my close friend, Brenda, all while Jean Dujardin won the Oscar for Best Actor and Michel Hazanavicius won as Best Director, both for “The Artist,” at the 84th Annual Academy Awards. While our chat only lasted for two awards, both of our performances tonight were genuine.

Mission Valley: Then And Now

Here are two images of Mission Valley, located here in San Diego, as viewed from almost the same vantage point. The image on the left is a photo, taken in 1885, from an exhibit in the tower of the JunΓ­pero Serra Museum in Presidio Park. The image on the right is a photo I took …

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