Time Traveling

“Once confined to fantasy and science fiction,
time travel is now simply an engineering problem.”
Michio Kaku

Mr Peabody

Mr. Peabody, his boy Sherman and the “Wayback Machine”

The concept of traveling backward and forward in time has always held my fascination. My interest began as a child. Introduced to the idea of time travel by none other than Mr. Peabody and his Wayback machine.

Conceptually, time travel goes back several centuries. Long before H. G. Wells wrote the book, The Time Machine, Japanese, Hindu, and Buddhist all wrote about time travel. In more recent times, people such as Carl Sagan, Stephen Hawking and Michio Kaku have discussed the possibilities of traveling back and forth in time.

Time travel will forever be one of my favorite genres of novels and movies. Whether I’m reading Stephen King’s novel 11/26/63 or watching, Midnight in Paris, and Back to the Future for the hundredth time, the idea of going back to a time before I existed will always hold my interest in time traveling.

Shine On

My Little Piece of Heaven

“My soul can find no staircase to Heaven
unless it be through Earth’s loveliness.”


PBRC Areial View

Aerial view of Portuguese Bend looking out on the Pacific Ocean.

JimmyPBRC GardensPBRCJimmys Favorite Past TimeBlue Grooming Bay

There’s a very special place that is not well-known among Angelenos. I always felt extremely fortunate to have been part of this very special place. The beautiful flowers, trees and vegetation encompassing this place made it my secret garden.

The aromas from fresh hay, flora and fauna were always intoxicating. The 1920s Spanish architecture of the home and stables so breathtakingly dreamlike, that it was often used as a film location.

For over eight wonderful years I would visit this place daily, rain or shine. The reason for my visits was because my best friend Jimmy lived there. He and I would explore the surrounding hills and valleys. Every spring we hiked and then we relaxed on the rich green grassy knolls.

It was my church, my sanctuary, my favorite place to be. It made me feel needed, wanted, and safe. It gave me purpose. It kept me happy and sane.

I miss this place more than I ever thought possible.

Now, it is forever in my daily thoughts as well as my nightly dreams. I would like to return someday, but it is much too painful to return. For to return to this place, where Jimmy once lived, would not be the same without him.

So, for now, I look at old photos and videos and reminisce about a time when I was the happiest I’ve been in my life. Those years seem as if they were all a glorious and magical dream. A time when I was the closest to heaven as I’ll ever know.

This wondrous place was and always will be, my little piece of heaven.

Shine On


“The first thing you need to decide when you build your blog
is what you want to accomplish with it,
and what it can do if successful.”
Ron Dawson


When I began this blog on January 1, 2015, it was my goal to write a post daily highlighting my musings, my photos, and my daily activities.

Also, I wanted to be a ray of light to someone. I wanted to bring a little sunshine and happiness each day to someones life. With my creative juices flowing each and every day, I feel grateful to all my blog followers for reading, commenting and liking my daily reflections.

I didn’t anticipate the following as well as the numerous awards I would receive. That’s not why I began my blog, for followers and awards. However, the friends I’ve made through WordPress and the people I’ve connected with are amazing as well as their blog posts.

My blogging plan in the beginning of 2015 was to stop posting the end of December. However, I’ve discovered so much about myself and fellow bloggers that I will continue The 2015 Chronicles. But, I will be changing the name on January 1st to Chronicles of a Blogaholic. Why? Because I’ve also discovered that “My name is JR and I’m a Blogaholic.”

Shine On

Farmers Market Flowers

“It’s been proven by quite a few studies that plants
are good for our psychological development.
If you green an area, the rate of crime goes down.
Torture victims begin to recover when they
spend time outside in a garden with flowers.
So we need them, in some deep psychological sense,
which I don’t suppose anybody really understands yet.”
Jane Goodall
Farmers Market Flowers

Shine On