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Check out Steve's NEW photo gallery. Updated 12/15/2012
UPDATE: Check out Steve's NEW photo gallery. Updated 12/15/2012
For my friends and family, thank you for your support (you know who you are).
The breakup of a family is extremely difficult, especially for the children involved, and I am very proud of Adam and Julia for how they are adjusting and handling our situation. My separation after 19 years of marriage has been the most challenging and difficult experience I've faced, but necessary in my quest to reconnect with my true self. Soooo, life goes on...
My 'silver lining' has been a new relationship with a truly remarkable woman, with whom I share so much in common. We share great chemistry, communication and compatible personalities, not to mention frequent bouts of euphoric happiness and uncontrollable laughter. I literally feel young and alive again (and at my age, that's not always easy).
Adam (17) is now in his senior year of high school and has been working late nights completing applications to several colleges. His aspirations are toward electrical/computer engineering. He loves electronics and has invented several electronic devices and even designed electrical circuits. He also loves digital photography, and spends a lot of time surfing scientific and "don't try this at home" websites. The problem is that he does try them at home.
Julia turned (11) is in now in middle school (6th grade). She has become a very talented artist, actress and musician. She has also become quite independent, is very particular about what she wears and has developed a unique sense of style.
I (pronounced "eye") am still working as a "Senior IT Planner" and Enterprise Architect at the airport. What does that mean? Enterprise Architecture is the practice of trying to align the organization's future state of Information Technology with the organization's strategic goals and objectives. Ooooh, very sexy!. My own passions include my long-time hobbies of photography, wine and wine tasting, and maintaining a challenging house. (Check out this new panorama of our back yard using my iPhone.)
Even More Family: My mom is recovering from an accident at home a few months ago and is now walking without a cane.
Feline Family: At one time in my life I thought it would be fun to live in a cathouse. Well, now we do and I can say that it's not always fun. Six cats roaming the house, plus numbers seven and eight at the back door. Our first two rescued kittens, Tigger and Luna, were adopted in late 2007. I later caught two 8-week old kittens, Linus and Lucy, on our patio in mid-2008 (trapped them like animals). I later rescued Ex-LAX (affectionately known as "Lexie"), a beautiful purebread female that was living in a parking lot at LAX. The latest is Squeak, which was a frequent visitor to our back patio and was rescued after becoming ill. They've learned how to control their humans and are willing accomplices as they systematically shred all the furniture in our house.
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The "Year in Review" Newsletters
Steve & Judy wine tasting in Carmel (11/13)
Julia is so happy to get her own iPad (12/12)
Ka'anapali Beach, Maui 2012
Kings Canyon Camping Trip 2012
Adam, Julia and Grandpa celebrate Grandpa's 85th birthday (6/12)
The whole family for Thanksgiving dinner in Palm Springs (11/11)
A beautiful photo of Julia looking much older than 9 her years (9/11)
Hawaii 2011 (Kauai, Maui & Lanai)
Kings Canyon Camping Trip 2011
Adam, Julia and cousin Ryan (5/11)
Kings Canyon Camping Trip 2010
A proud dad on Father's Day (6/10)
Adam's Bar Mitzvah
The entire Enterprise Architecture crew - check out Spock (10/09)
Cambria & La Jolla
Camping at Kings Canyon
National Park 2009:
is getting ready for a dance performance
Camping at Kings Canyon
National Park 2008:
is all dressed up for a dance recital
and a friend prepare for a ballet performance
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