Thursday, June 29, 2023

Springfield and The Simpsons


The Simpsons have been a staple of American TV for almost 34 years. According to Matt Groening, the creator of The Simpsons, Springfield, Oregon is the actual home of The Simpsons. Groening is from Portland which is about two hours north of the place. 

The cool things is that there are a lot of murals of the Simpsons around town:

And there are a couple of other reminders:

Yeardley Smith's (The voice of Lisa) hands and feet in the cement

It was really cool to see the murals and learn the history of the Simpsons and Springfield, Oregon.

Wednesday, June 28, 2023

San Francisco Pride Festival 2023


I went to the San Francisco Pride Festival:

Comic Book Artist Fernando Velez signed his comic book for me

And we need to remember Love is Love:

Monday, June 26, 2023

The Wetlands at Coyote Hills

 I did a lot of hiking at Coyote Hills in Fremont. The place is amazing as it a lot of different trails to hike. My favorite is the wetlands:

And I love seeing the waterfowl as you are hiking:

The wetlands at Coyote Hills is the perfect place to have a good hike.

Sunday, June 25, 2023

Music Monday: Meet the Beatles

 For this Music Monday, having fun with some Beatlemania which started here in America in 1964. 

The Beatles were amazing together but they also had classic songs outside the group in their solo careers and with other people:

And it might have been a Long and Winding Road for them, their music is classic:

Thursday, June 22, 2023

Morning Music at Mission Blue


I was privileged to go to Mission Blue Coffee Cafe on a Saturday morning to hear some music. The cafe was cool and funky:

And I got a little something to eat and drink:

While I listened to some music and it was a privilege to hear the wonderful band teacher at the middle school I teach at play (He is on the right, playing the base):

It was a great Saturday morning. 

Wednesday, June 21, 2023

A Ducky Graduation


I have been up in Eugene, OR- Home of the University of Oregon for my daughter Allison's graduation. She received her Masters of Science in Mixed Media and Journalism. I am so very happy for her and proud of her. She worked super hard to achieve it:

I am so very happy for her and love her so much:

So I guess I am now a Daddy Duck, thanks to her:

The sky is the limit for Allison and she is the best daughter that a dad can have. 

Monday, June 19, 2023

While Riding the Rails


Went through Southern Oregon while riding Amtrak to Eugene, Oregon:

It was a very peaceful and beautiful ride