Category Archives: Self-indulgent

Redding’s Al Johanson passes away at 91

I recently read that Alger “Al” Johanson has passed away at 91. He gave me my first full time job in Redding in 1974, and became something of a pivotal figure for me as a young man. I see currently, … Continue reading

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gPa moments

Almost a month now, since the birth of grandson Talon. My daughter Erin and I work together running The Address Realty, so he spends a lot of time here at the home office. It’s been a great month. Having kids … Continue reading

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I repair a smashed iPad!

So I dropped Erin’s iPad in the driveway. Like some slow motion segment of a horror film. Nooooo…. Despite good advice to the contrary, I set about replacing the shattered glass on the fondle-slab (as they are called in the … Continue reading

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The Buddha lamp

This lamp was once the valued possession of my now departed mother-in-law. She’s gone, but the lamp remains. It’s been on a journey, as various relatives tried to find a place for it. None seem content with it. Now it’s … Continue reading

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Kodak bankruptcy hits close to home

The sad news that Kodak has declared bankruptcy bears mention here. Below, is the clock I was given for my 20th anniversary with Eastman Kodak (EK). 20 years is a long time in the life of a human. I didn’t … Continue reading

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Awkward family photos for our ’80s Christmas cards

Daughter Erin has been getting some mileage on Facebook posting our family Christmas card images from the ’80s, and labeling them awkwardly for a laugh. Actually, they are pretty amusing in retrospect. Growing up Murphy meant that you couldn’t just … Continue reading

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Erin auditions for the Bachelor TV show

One of Erin’s friends suggested it’d be fun for her to be on the Bachelor TV show. I didn’t know much about the show. She asked me to help make an audition video, and here it is. It was unscripted, … Continue reading

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The Buddha out my window

I have this small statue in the garden. I have been asked if I am Buddhist. I’m not, although I find myself in alignment with several of the important concepts. Things like impermanence, mindfulness, attachment, and Karma. Mainly though, I … Continue reading

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Our music is nominated for an award!

Our CD Beyond the Portal was nominated for Best Ambient Album of 2009 by ZoneMusicReporter.com, a music industry website. It would be nice to win, but it’s very gratifying just to be nominated. And I’m a big fan of Deborah … Continue reading

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Happy New Year! From Really Redding. Our site is re-launched

Last year was, uh, interesting. Time for a new one. Today we wish you a Happy New Year. Today we are re-launching our main real estate website, RedHotHomes.com It was sort-of cutting edge back in the day (like last year), … Continue reading

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