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January 2018

Happy new year! World-readable
2018-01-01 02:49:33
Tags: meta
2018-01-05 21:32:25
In which the intrepid narrator shares Star Trek with his eight-year-old
Tags: calvin
Ski Bus World-readable
2018-01-15 13:54:24
In which the intrepid narrator takes the Bay Area Ski Bus to ski at Kirkwood
Tags: skiing
Christmas tree with presents
Christmas 2017 World-readable
2018-01-21 11:55:26
In which the intrepid narrator's family visits San Francisco for Christmas
Bethany in front of the Banker's Heart
Powell World-readable
2018-01-29 23:03:12
In which the intrepid narrator plays tour guide to his family in San Francisco

February 2018

Yoda fountain at the Letterman Digital Arts Center
Presidio World-readable
2018-02-04 15:19:20
In which the intrepid narrator explores the Presidio with his family after Christmas
South Lake Tahoe World-readable
2018-02-24 14:15:00
In which the intrepid narrator stages a family ski trip to Sierra-at-Tahoe in the midst of a warm and dry winter

March 2018

Calvin, Kiesa, and Sasa wait for BART at Balboa Park
Hawaiian Volcano Week World-readable
2018-03-31 16:50:01
In which the intrepid narrator takes his family to his local tropical paradise for spring break
Tags: hawaii

April 2018

Julian runs in front of Kiesa on the Steaming Bluff above Kilauea Caldera
Kilauea World-readable
2018-04-01 19:34:56
In which the intrepid narrator sees Kilauea Volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii and contemplates the vastness of the Pacific Ocean
Kiesa, Calvin, and Sasa hike at Kipukapuaulu
South Point World-readable
2018-04-04 19:52:46
In which the intrepid narrator sees a coffee farm and a black sand beach, and visits the southernmost point of the United States
Bengal tigers Tzatiki and Siracha at the Panaewa Rainforest Zoo
Hilo World-readable
2018-04-10 18:11:00
In which the intrepid narrator heads into Hilo and swims in the Pacific Ocean
Cascades in the jungle at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
Jungle World-readable
2018-04-16 11:29:31
In which the intrepid narrator visits a botanical garden and sees a waterfall in the jungle north of Hilo
Kilauea Iki trail
Kilauea Iki World-readable
2018-04-25 19:30:21
In which the intrepid narrator spends his last full day on the Big Island of Hawaii at the bottom of a caldera, watching lava erupt, and swimming next to the beach

May 2018

Ellison Onizuka memorial on Manua Kea
Kona World-readable
2018-05-04 14:50:48
In which the intrepid narrator returns home from the Big Island of Hawaii
San Francisco skyline in the morning sun
Watching Whales World-readable
2018-05-15 20:15:56
In which the intrepid narrator takes a whale-watching boat trip to the Farallon Islands
Twin Peaks and downtown San Francisco
Todo List World-readable
2018-05-22 20:15:00
In which the intrepid narrator contemplates his list of things to do before leaving San Francisco
Bay to Breakers World-readable
2018-05-23 20:29:26
In which the intrepid narrator runs Bay to Breakers, experiencing an important cultural institution first-hard
2018-05-25 19:59:10
In which the intrepid narrator recounts his experience in the Loma Prieta Earthquake in 1989

June 2018

Julian in the redwoods
Epicenter World-readable
2018-06-02 20:54:44
In which the intrepid narrator visits the epicenter of the Loma Prieta Earthquake in the Forest of Nisene Marks near Santa Cruz
Golden Gate Bridge
Ink World-readable
2018-06-23 22:01:36
In which the intrepid narrator gets a tattoo of the Golden Gate Bridge to memorialize his time in San Francisco
Tags: todo-list
Jaeger in front of the Google San Francisco sign for Pride
Pride 2018 World-readable
2018-06-27 20:53:14
24 June 2018: In which the intrepid narrator joins the Google contingent marching in the San Francisco Pride Parade

July 2018

San Francisco skyline in the morning sun
Seattle World-readable
2018-07-17 12:01:19
In which the intrepid narrator wraps up his time in San Francisco and moves to Seattle
Foggy view of Excelsior
2018-07-18 20:17:48
In which the intrepid narrator describes his regular working day in San Francisco
Path through redwood trees in Muir Woods
Muir Woods World-readable
2018-07-20 08:30:14
In which the intrepid narrator visits a nearby national monument and a historic lighthouse perched above the ocean
N749UA at SFO
Bletchley Park World-readable
2018-07-26 20:47:57
In which the intrepid narrator makes a fourth trip to London and finds more things to see
Monastery Beach
Lobos World-readable
2018-07-31 22:01:56
17 June 2018: In which the intrepid narrator travels south along California Highway One towards Big Sur

August 2018

Redwood tree in Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park
Pfeiffer Big Sur World-readable
2018-08-02 20:21:02
18th June 2018: In which the intrepid narrator explores the redwoods of Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park
Julian, Calvin, and Kiesa on the beach at Andrew Molera State Park
Serra World-readable
2018-08-04 20:49:48
19 June 2018: In which the intrepid narrator visits beaches, climbs ridges, and sees the final resting place of Saint Junipero Serra
Kelp forest at the Montery Bay Aquarium
Kelp forest World-readable
2018-08-06 20:35:30
20 June 2018: In which the intrepid narrator visits the superb Monterey Bay Aquarium, sees the kelp forest, and contemplates his supervillian lair
Waves break on Asilomar State Marine Reserve
Lagoon World-readable
2018-08-07 19:26:11
21 June 2018: In which the intrepid narrator visits tide pools, California State Historic Landmark #1, and a light house; and sees the circle of avian life in action
Jaeger and Calvin after kayaking in Elkhorn Slough
Elkhorn World-readable
2018-08-08 19:36:38
22 June 2018: In which the intrepid narrator takes a kayak tour through a slough, drives along highway one, and returns home to San Francisco
Punched card and printout from the Computer History Museum
Baylands World-readable
2018-08-10 20:07:57
5 July 2018: In which the intrepid narrator spends one more day on-call for App Engine and visits a cherished site from his childhood
Outside the Marin County Civic Center
Gattaca World-readable
2018-08-12 20:36:40
6 July 2018: In which the intrepid narrator visits the building where Gattaca was filmed, and finds a vantage point from which to look down on San Francisco
Empty dining room and kitchen at Louisburg
Living on empty World-readable
2018-08-13 20:31:19
In which the intrepid narrator spends the first week of July living in an empty house
Trail bridge over Home Bay in Drakes Estero
Sunset Beach World-readable
2018-08-15 17:01:01
7 July 2018: In which the intrepid narrator hikes between the water and cliff
Waves crash on the beach at Point Reyes
Limantour World-readable
2018-08-16 13:25:10
In which the intrepid narrator visits three different beaches on Point Reyes, each special in their own way
Wildfire haze under the Aurora Bridge
Overflight World-readable
2018-08-23 20:26:30
In which an apocalyptic wildfire haze overcomes Seattle and the rest of the Pacific Northwest, and the intrepid narrator flies over San Francisco
Worldcon 76 banner with Google the Galactic Sponsor
Worldcon 76 World-readable
2018-08-26 11:41:37
In which the intrepid narrator visits Worldcon 76 in San Jose
Kayaks lined up to launch on Tomales Bay
Tomales Bay World-readable
2018-08-27 21:02:39
15 July 2018: In which the intrepid narrator kayaks on Tomales Bay on his last full day in San Francisco

October 2018

Salesforce tower rises above San Francisco
Climbing Salesforce World-readable
2018-10-23 21:00:00
21 October 2018: In which the intrepid narrator returns to San Francisco to climb the newest tallest building in the skyline
Kayaks lined up on the beach at Drakes Estero
Drakes Estero World-readable
2018-10-28 15:15:34
20 October 2018: In which the intrepid narrator returns to Point Reyes to kayak in Drakes Estero

November 2018

View from Louisburg at night
Wallingford World-readable
2018-11-13 14:06:21
In which the intrepid narrator buys a project house in Seattle
Tags: seattle
Jaeger paddles in front of West Maui
Molokini Crater World-readable
2018-11-24 10:28:53
14 November 2018: In which the intrepid narrator paddles eight miles across the ocean to a half-submerged volcanic crater

December 2018

Lahaina Harbor
Lana'i World-readable
2018-12-05 19:49:10
In which the intrepid narrator goes snorkeling and dolphin-watching in Hawaii
Tags: hawaii maui
Banyan tree in Lahaina
Waihe'e Ridge World-readable
2018-12-28 20:14:10
16th November 2018: In which the intrepid narrator contemplates Hawaiian history, sees a great banyan tree, and climbs a ridge above the ocean
When ignorance is bliss
Won't you save me from myself?
- Jars of Clay, "Fade to Grey"