Into A Fog

Posted on May 29, 2017 in photography

San Diego Fun Days

Posted on May 27, 2017 in photography

It’s memorial day in San Diego and that marks the very beginnings of summer.  Break out your white shoes and wear them as often as you like between now and Veterans Day.

Los Angeles at Night

Posted on Apr 30, 2017 in photography

Spring has Come in La Jolla

Posted on Apr 23, 2017 in photography

We are enjoying some of the nicest and most beautifully perfect weather in La Jolla these days. Warm days, but not too warm. Cool nights.  A little bit of winter and spring mixed together.  What a great time to be in La Jolla.

This Side of The Rainbow

Posted on Mar 26, 2017 in photography

Ocean Beach Surf

Posted on Mar 14, 2017 in photography

The Surf Shack

Posted on Mar 11, 2017 in photography

This is Not A Very Funny Book

Posted on Mar 11, 2017 in photography

An Interesting Story

A few weeks ago I went to Amazon to check on how Sam Seagull, a children’s book I wrote was selling.  I noticed on the site that there were a few new reviews that were pretty good.  I was happy about that.

I also noticed something else that surprised me.  There was a note on Amazon that I could actually buy the physical book in a store – Barnes and Nobel in Mission Valley.  What a hoot. I would have never expected my book to actually make it into a store.  That was pretty exciting, particularly considering that there really aren’t that many bookstores still around.

I thought to myself, “That would be a kick to go to the store and see my book on the shelf”.  So I made a mental note.  Next time I am in Mission Valley, I am going to go into the bookstore to see my book.

Today I was in Mission Valley, So I Decided To Go To Barnes and Nobel

As it would happen, I found myself in Mission Valley today.  I decided I would head into the bookstore and have a look. So I wandered around the store and then found myself in the children’s book section.  That seemed like a good place to look.

The clerk (a middle aged man) noticed that I was looking for something and asked me, “Can I help you find something”.  I didn’t want to seem dumb so I said, “No, I am ok”, and then continued walking up and down the aisles.

After 15 minutes I still couldn’t find it.  I pretty much looked on every shelf.  So I went back to the clerk, and I said, “Actually I am looking for something, I am looking for a childrens book.  Can you look it up on the computer?”

“Sure”,said the clerk, “Follow Me”

“What is the name of the book?” he asked, as we reached the computer.

I replied, “Sam Seagull”.  For some reason, I didn’t want to give him the whole name of the book.

He began typing it in, and then up popped two books.  Sam the Seagull (written by some lady) and Sam Seagull’s quite pooply written by me.

I said, “That’s it- Sam Seagull is Quite Pooply”

He quickly replied, “Oh yeah, we had that book.  But it was not a funny book I don’t recommend that book”

I was a little bit surprised. I thought isn’t this a sales guy trying to sell books?  And before I had a chance to ask why, he quickly volunteered up even more information.  He explains that he holds a story session every week and reads books to kids.  He had chosen that book for story time one week.

He then turns to me, looks me in the eye and says, “No One Laughed.  Not even a chuckle, Could you imagine that?”

So that was the end of Sam Seagull in the book store.  But hey, you can still buy it online! Check it out here –  Sam Seagull.