About dave1y

Dave Oney was born mid last century in Middlebury, Vermont. He received his BS in Chemistry and worked as a polymer chemist in Massachusetts and New Jersey. He became a microscopist (someone who studies little bitty things using a microscope) and photomicrographer (someone who photographs little bitty things) before settling into a 35-year career in technical sales of scientific imaging equipment (the science of digitally recording itty bitty things, sending the image to a computer for analysis.) He designed and created a number of products contributing to this field. He is (was) proficient in several computer languages and is currently working on mastering English. After making a few more paradigm shift career changes Dave and his wife, Fran, retired and moved closer to their children and granddaughters and now live in the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas.

Less Than 1000 Words

A picture is worth 1000 words, a video is worth 10,000. Helicopter trip to Waimea Canyon, where we drove on Thursday. From the ground you simply have no conception of the incredible size of these canyons. Our pilot would fly into a canyon and just keep going. You would swear you could reach out and touch the trees, then she just kept flying deeper into the canyon. Absolutely breathtaking. I was surprised the images are so sharp. The helicopter was pretty bumpy during the small squalls we hit.

We are thinking driving up to Princeville on the north side of the island tomorrow.

I was trying to put Israel Kamakawiwo’ole’s version of Somewhere Over the Rainbow, but a) I was afraid of copyright Issues and b) I couldn;t find a copy to download.

I decided to buy a ukulele, learn to play it and dub my own version… eventually.