Submitted by mikeryan on Fri, 03/21/2008 - 8:41pm

Transitioning to the MacBook, I've set up my display(s) to rotate the background among several pictures. This one just popped up - a rare candid of my mother (10/7/39-2/3/07), at the Grand Canyon a few years ago when I visited my folks at their Arizona winter place.  She hated having her picture taken; I've never been much on photography - but here I captured something...

Mom at Grand Canyon

Arizona Day 3

Submitted by mikeryan on Sat, 03/01/2008 - 6:31pm

Another day, another ball game. More typical of early spring training - the Rangers beat the Royals, something like 15-7.

Must be in the front row!

Action photos - a little "Oops" there on the left...



Mango Blue

Submitted by mikeryan on Sat, 02/23/2008 - 10:25am

It's about time for a non-Drupal post... Last night Sarah and I went to the Regattabar with our friends Kel & Pat, to see Mango Blue. We enjoyed the band very much - a great, energetic blend of Latin styles. Everyone in band - drums, timbales, congas, percussion, keyboard, two saxes, and bassist and lead singer Alex Alvear - did a great job (as did Alex's son, a Berklee student, sitting in on bass for one tune).


Submitted by mikeryan on Mon, 02/18/2008 - 11:25am

At long last, I'm joining the ranks of the Internet navel-gazers. I'm Mike Ryan, and this site will be my personal information store and bully pulpit rolled into one. Anything that interests me at a given moment might appear here - a review of the last movie I saw, ideas for websites to develop, musical musings or political pondering.