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In Praise of My MacBook Pro

When the pandemic started and I realized I’d be working from home I ordered a new MacBook Pro. I needed something that would run Adobe Creative Cloud really well, especially Adobe Premiere. So I got the 16″ late 2019 model I’m on right now. I spent more on a computer than I ever had. Maxed it out in every way possible. It is a bad-ass machine. I love it.

The speakers on this laptop continue to blow me away. I forget how good the built-in speakers sound until I have to use the speakers on a lesser computer, like the ones at work or my trusty Chromebook. Man, these speakers just great. Just killer.

I have of course been back “in the office” for over a year now. In the “new” position I took during the pandemic and that I still have I’m very involved in audio and video editing, and they got me a really nice Dell laptop with Adobe Creative Cloud, but honestly there’s still a lot that is easier on my MacBook. It’s just superior.


Two days ago (November 9) was Carl Sagan’s birthday.

I didn’t forget it, but  I got really busy and didn’t manage to do my usual post. So happy birthday and rest in peace to one of the greatest humans.

There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we’ve ever known.

Carl – Pale Blue Dot

Ofrenda 2022

Every year my wife creates an ofrenda in the days leading up to Dia de los Muertos. This is a tradition and day I was totally unaware of until we got married three decades ago. If you want your life enriched, marrying into a new culture is a good way to do it. Not the only way, but a good way.

I really love this tradition. I enjoy having a time to remember those who have gone before and celebrate them. I would like to be remembered when I’m gone.

Dia de los Muertos ofrenda, 2022

My Pen!

A few years back I got a wide angle/macro lens to clip on my phone. It works like a charm! However, it makes me look fatter when I film myself skating with it. Tonight I decided to use the macro part to take this shot of my fountain pen. Pretty cool. I can’t seem to find my old point n shoot camera with built-in macro. Oh well.