remembering a great and happy day in 1998

My grandson Garrett’s birthday is coming up soon — he will be 15. He is affectionately known as G or G-man, both of which are diminutives of his name. I vividly remember when G was born in 1998, a great and happy day. Below is a picture of me and G taken on the beach in Goleta in […]

tom and computers… a few more thoughts

I was sitting here thinking this evening of the similarities between Tom and my grandson (Tom’s son, affectionately known as the G-man). One of the similarities is their natural affinity for computers. Even though they are from different generations, they both have demonstrated a natural ability and understanding for computers. In Tom’s case, his early experience […]

more about tom and computers

Tom was in the first generation that essentially grew up with computers. He took a class in computers in junior high school; I seem to remember him learning on a Commodore 64 (which had 64K of RAM) and somewhere along the line he almost certainly used an Apple II in school. When the early IBM […]

musician and father

Tommy Marton was loved and celebrated as a bluegrass musician, but his children were his main source of pride and happiness. Lately, I’ve been thinking about Tom and what he was like at about the same age his children are now. For example, in his early teens, Tom’s interests included his skateboard, his mountain bike (which […]