Month – February 2015

Yay! The web site update is finished!

As with many things I have done, the now-completed revision of www.brumm.com took more time than I anticipated it would when I began it. Though I don’t really “like” writing html code, this revision wasn’t the least favorite “upgrade” I’ve managed, probably ’cause I’ve avoided writing html for long enough it wasn’t really drudge work, […]

Smack Dab with Baruch Porras-Hernandez

I frequently go to an open mic in the Castro district of San Francisco, Smack Dab. It is on the third Wednesday of most months. Several friends are co-hosts. Wednesday evening (2/18) their featured artist was a man who frequently is a “regular” contributor, Baruch Porras-Hernandez. I found myself laughing really hard at his very […]

Interesting obituary I came upon today

Ruby Wilson Dean was the wife of a second cousin (twice removed), Wyman Wesley Dean. I had no idea the first woman shoemaker in the US came from Iowa: Ruby I. Dean, 85, [of] Sioux City, Iowa, died Friday, November 3, 1995, at a Sioux City hospital after a brief illness. Memorial services will be […]