Traveling with Joe

Living life one Rolled Taco at a time

August 21, 2008

On April 21, 2007 my oldest brother passed away suddenly and unexpectedly.  I was pretty much the de-facto head of household but this made it official.  At the time I was living in Atlanta and his death required me to make numerous trips back and forth to San Diego.  Eventually I decided that my 80+ year old mother was eventually going to need someone there.. Read More

Why can’t they just cut the little sucker out?

Ok, today’s post is all about me but also contains important messages to ANYBODY needing or undergoing medical care in the United States.  Turns out our medical system has some huge holes in it.  Here’s one. Eight years ago I developed a stabbing pain in my right groin and a throbbing pain in my right testicle.  Initially diagnosed as a kidney stone, 3 CT Scans.. Read More

Moron, Asshole, Dumb-Ass and other terms of endearment Post-Trump

Like someone who can’t take their eye off a train-wreck, I regularly read the daily news to see what kind of political disaster has transpired in the previous 24 hours.  Sadly,  I am seldom disappointed.  Lately however I have been curious about how my fellow Americans are taking the same input so I read the “Comments”.  Ouch. Since when did it become the norm to.. Read More

Jeff Sessions, Hitler Youth and are you crazy?

When Tim and I moved into our new home we had two of everything.  This included our high-end Jura coffee makers so we put one in the Master Bathroom.  I joked with him at the time that we would never use it (or the refrigerator full of alcohol) but I was wrong.  There have been many mornings now where we wake up early, make coffee,.. Read More

Idiocracy Part II

On August 16, 2016 I wrote a Blog Post aptly named Idiocracy because I had a sick feeling in my stomach that Donald Trump was somehow going to miraculously win the Presidency of the United States and he did. His “Base” rejoiced.  Hate crimes increased, Jewish Centers were threatened with bombs, Gays, Blacks, and minorities of all stripes were beaten and harassed; yes it was.. Read More

Idiocracy – The Trump Disaster

Idiocracy – the Movie “only to awaken 500 years later in a dystopian society where advertising, commercialism, and cultural anti-intellectualism have run rampant, and is devoid of intellectual curiosity, social responsibility, and coherent notions of justice and human rights.” Is this the description of a very bad movie or is this the current Presidential Election?  For those of you that suffered through the movie, “Idiocracy”, I hope you felt like I did; the absolute.. Read More

To Glock or not to Glock

I’m sure that most of you have heard of CrossFit.  If not I’d like to know what rock you have been hiding under.  Some of you however may not have heard of the CrossFit Games.  What started out ten years ago as a backyard BBQ event at a ranch in Northern California has turned into a World Class Event held at the Stub Hub Center.. Read More

Orlando and a world of sadness

I know that people have written about Orlando countless times and I’m pretty sure I don’t have anything new to add.   Still, I wanted to wait until the smoke settled and say a few words. First, my heart bleeds for all of those lost souls.  I think not only about the deceased, but the layer after layer of friends and relatives that will grieve.. Read More

A powerful force

This is the worst time of the year for me. For 5 weeks in a row Tim flies out of town on Tuesday and doesn’t return until Friday.  During that time he is often too busy to even text me much less have a real phone call.  When he does have time to talk he’s usually so tired that I can see the cartoon bubble.. Read More

All the news that’s fit to report!

On December 14, 2015 at around 6:45pm my partner of 7 years and I were married. While many couples work hard to have big weddings, we worked equally hard to have a small one.  Initially it was meant to just be 4 of us; my partner and I, the Officiate and the Witness.  By the time it was all said and done we had 10.. Read More