What an honor it was to be present for the wedding of one of my oldest friends, Wade Ware, to his bride Kimberly. Congratulations, Kim and Wade, and I wish you a lifetime of days as wonderful as this Saturday. Thanks for having us.

 

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In honor of their 25th head-to-head matchup today, I thought I’d share some images from last week’s Bank of the West Classic.  Serena won the tournament, but Venus is still my favorite player. It was so great to see her playing well AND obviously enjoying her time on the court.  Flushing is right around the corner….maybe she is peaking at the perfect time!

 

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My Orioles usually make only one trip to the Bay Area per year.  And I catch as many games as I can.  This year that meant all three.  The bad news is that the MLB-best A’s took two of three from the Birds.  But I definitely enjoyed both the drama and the lighter moments: Britton blowing a 2-run lead in the bottom of the ninth on a  3 run walk-off by J. Donaldson; Brady Anderson making an appearance and sitting two rows in front of me; an O’s fan who (SOMEHOW?!) managed to locate, purchase, and don a Harold Baines jersey to Saturday’s game.  Classy.  I want one.  And Manny.  Wow, do they hate Manny.  Fair enough.  He earned it.  But it was so super-sized awesome when he lit into a fastball for a home run amidst the deafening boos. “Something magic happens…every time you go.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes! I’m so happy for Saidah and David and cannot WAIT for this wedding!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Over the years, its gotten more difficult to keep up with friends.  But two things that can always bridge that gap are children and photography.  Johanne and Carlos brought the twins up to San Francisco, and we all met under the SF fog and the Golden Gate.  We rolled around in the grass for awhile, took some pics, and, even in such a beautiful setting, guess what the big hit was?  Yep.  A plastic footstool.  Thanks Johanne for letting me goof around with your kids for an afternoon.