My time now. The adventures of my father's 1963 Rolex Explorer.

Sat, Mar 9, 2013 - Continued Dec 5/6, 2018

I'd like to begin this story about how a durable Swiss timepiece became a family legacy with a toast to Bob Ridley, Master horologist and his assistant, Barbara, who is responsible for encouraging me to gather my thoughts and reflections about my father's Rolex Explorer and record the tale of this watch's circuitous path through the last 55 years.

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The concept of which, in my life time (since 1958) has gone from simply being the mind - regarded as a store of things remembered, to science and technology’s creation of the computer and it’s collateral storage devices - which have literally become an extension of our personal physiological faculty, thanks to google and the "contacts" app on your iphone. 

Case in point - How many telephone numbers do you know by heart - on demand - right now? 

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Trust Your Equipment

It’s been a year and a half since I’ve written a story and I miss writing, it’s good for me and I know it...My last story was a blog I called “Continental Drift” ( where I articulately agonized the sussing out of my Sturm und Drang over a huge blank canvas to fill being one of the three uber venues of Austin’s HUGE SXSW 2009.

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