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Meeting Grandson Riley

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17 Years

My dad died 17 years ago today. I wonder what he’d think of 2020? Here’s a picture of the two of us from about 1986. Share on Facebook

To Your Good Health!

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Res Ipsa Loquitur

Here I am with Emily and Lana at the San Diego airport. Apparently all of the serious traffic was in LA this morning. It seems very few people are leaving SD this holiday season. Why should they? We have America’s Finest Weather! Happy Winter Solstice to all! Share on Facebook

Scottish Independence? AYE!

I do not have a terribly high opinion of nationalism. German nationalism did not work out very well for the Germans or for their neighbors. Ukrainian nationalism doesn’t look very appealing to me. Jewish nationalism doesn’t seem to be very good for the Jews these days. Here’s a nice family photograph from about 1904. These […]

Hollywood Flashback: August, 1957

Today is the 84th anniversary of my mother’s birth. Here’s a picture of her along with a couple of cats, taken a little more than a year before I was born. She is 27 years old in this snapshot. To go with it, here is the text of a letter my dad wrote about the […]

Worth Waiting For

The first big pile of old reels from the Pearce Family Archive has resulted in a bit more than five hours of video, including a fair amount of stuff from the Renaissance Pleasure Faire in 1971 and 1972. Here is the first item from that archive. This movie was shot by my dad Gerry on […]

The Finest Daughters

Elana and Emily are singing at their mom’s surprise birthday party. Emily looks good in green, I think. This was the happiest night of 2013 (so far). Share on Facebook

Another Birthday Celebration

Are you intimidated by birthdays that can be divided by 10? They’ve never been that big a deal to me. I rather enjoyed turning 30, 40 and 50…but turning 35 and 45 caught my attention a bit more. Today I turn 55. You can see I have chosen to embrace my mother’s traditional approach to […]

A Birthday Celebration

Here is a fine picture of Lana May and me right after we wrapped up an hour on a jet ski. Look how happy she is! We are celebrating her 15th birthday. It was the first time she ever really got to drive a powerful vehicle. Lana got skillful quickly and loves going fast. The […]

A Farewell to Debz

My sister in-law Debbie lost a fight with cancer a couple of days ago. She is the Girl Scout in the second row; I am a couple of rows behind her and slightly to the left. This was the only group photo from my grade school years that was in color. Maybe that’s why it […]


It is a little startling to notice that today is the 10th anniversary of my father’s death. This is an ideal occasion to present This website contains a few thousand pages of original written material, with much more to come. In time it will contain the best photographs from the thousands he left behind […]

Temecula Wine Tasting

Raising kids is a delight. As regular readers know, I take seriously my responsibilities as a parent. That’s why, back in the summer of 2010, I exercised extreme caution when I dangled Lana and her camera over the tiger cage barrier at the zoo so she could look death in the eye and get a […]

Art Camp 2012

The San Diego Zoo is one of the great attractions in southern California. I still remember touching the Galapagos Tortoises at the SD Zoo during my first visit more than 50 years ago. When I was a kid, I spent most of my summers in various swimming pools, libraries and science fiction conventions. Not once […]

1965 Flashback to 2nd Grade

It’s odd to live in a world in which a 45 year-old photograph shows up suddenly, yet thanks to the modern miracle (or curse) of technology this picture arrives unexpectedly, and I get snatched up for a quick trip back in time. Time travel seems to be an increasingly common preoccupation on these pages. You […]