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When It All Goes Wrong on (or off) the Bull

The first few of the bull riders at Rowell Ranch Rodeo seemed to do pretty well and make it for the full duration.  It turns out that this was an aberration and the remainder of the riders seemed to have … Continue reading

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Riding the Bulls

My visit to the Rowell Ranch Rodeo was the night of the bull riding.  I had never seen this in person before and was curious to see how things went.  It was an evening show and the clouds had rolled … Continue reading

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Our Local Rodeo

Once a year, a rodeo is held a short distance from our house.  I have never been to a rodeo before.  Anyone who knows me would not think of me as a western kind of guy.  Despite all of that, … Continue reading

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The Blimp is in Town

The Super Bowl was taking place in Santa Clara and I guess Goodyear had some sort of sponsorship activities underway. Consequently, one of their blimps came to the Bay Area. It was based out at Livermore. I didn’t get a … Continue reading

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Sunset Skies

I’m not sure what it is about the weather in the Bay Area but we do seem to get a good selection of sunsets in our town. The clouds at high level get lit from beneath frequently and the famous … Continue reading

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St Patrick’s Day Parade in Dublin

Ten years living in the heart of Chicago meant that St Patrick’s Day was treated with a certain level of trepidation. Yes, the dying of the river green was fun and there was a parade. (It was a huge parade … Continue reading

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Dublin Gaels Soccer

Our local high school has a strong sports setup and Nancy and I had been to see a football game last year. I blogged about that here if you want to check back. I was recently discussing this with a … Continue reading

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MetLife Blimp

We have had the MetLife blimp flying around our area a lot recently.  I don’t know what brought it to us.  It may have been tied to some sports events or perhaps it is just a campaign for brand awareness.  … Continue reading

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Friday Night Lights

For someone who grew up in the UK, school sports take on a very different feel in the US. If you played on the high school team for anything where I grew up, the most you could expect of an … Continue reading

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Super Moon (?)

A lot has been made of super moon events recently. While they have garnered a lot of attention, in truth the moon has been only fractionally larger than normal. Catching the moon low to the horizon will magnify it far … Continue reading

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