Announcing the 2024 San Jose Hockey Game Worn and Collectibles Expo

After a much too long hibernation, we are excited to announce that we will be hosting a Hockey Game Worn Expo in San Jose on Saturday, February 3. The AHL All Star Game will be in San Jose on February 4 and 5 and the Expo is a great way to start the All Star weekend. All the details are available at

2020 Garden

While we “Shelter in Place” here in San Jose, we plan on getting our garden in great shape. Photos will be updated on a semi-frequent but unpredictable schedule on Flickr at

Artichokes are growing!

In addition to other vegetables that may or may not be named later, we have planted the following tomatoes:

  • Early Girl (4 plants)
  • Black Krim
  • Mortgage Lifter
  • Hillbilly Potato Leaf
  • Green Zebra
  • San Marzano
  • Cherokee Purple
  • Stupice
  • Brandywine Red

As in past years, we will be using tomato cages made out of PVC pipes. This year, we are experimenting with additional PVC structures to support cucumbers and zucchini.

PVC Cages for Zucchini and Tomatoes
Winter Celery is thriving!

Polynesian Day at Serra High School – November 3, 2018

This Saturday, November 3, 2018, Junipero Serra High School will host their annual Polynesian Day and Senior Day.   The JV football team kicks off against St Francis at 11:00 AM and the Varsity match against St Francis begins at 2:00 PM.   The JV and Freshman football team will perform the Haka at halftime.  A video of the 2017 halftime Haka is now available.

Poly plates consisting of BBQ Chicken and Sausage, Sapasui, Potatoe/Macaroni Salad and Rice will be available for $10.   Pig can be added to a Poly plate for an additional $2.  Spam Musubi will also be available for $5.    For additional details, please see the Serra Website.  

2018 Serra JV Football Photos

The 2018 Serra JV football photos are now available at   

Links to each individual game photo album are below.

August 25, 2018 St Francis at Serra (Non-Conference)
September 1, 2018 Elk Grove at Serra
September 7, 2018 Serra at Pittsburg
September 21, 2018 Serra at Mitty
September 29, 2018 Bellarmine at Serra
October 6, 2018 Riordan at Serra
October 8, 2018 Serra at Valley Christian
St Francis at Serra JV - November 3, 2018
St Francis at Serra JV – November 3, 2018

2017 Serra Freshman Football Photos

It may be a year late, but all of my 2017 Serra Freshman Football photos have now been uploaded to Flickr.    The complete Collection is now available at

Links to each individual game photo album are below.

2018 Serra JV Football photos are available at

August 26, 2017 Scrimmage at Bellarmine
September 2, 2017 Bellarmine at Serra
September 7, 2017 Serra at Pittsburg
September 22, 2017 Riordan at Serra
September 30, 2017 Bellarmine at Serra
October 7, 2017 Serra at Mitty
October 26,  2017 Serra at Valley Christian
November 11, 2017 St Francis at Serra

2017 Northeast Hockey Collectors Expo

On October 21, the 2017 edition of the Northeast Hockey Collectors Expo took place in Peabody, Massachusetts. Collectors from New England were joined by collectors from Chicago, Colorado, California, Virginia, Idaho and elsewhere.

Collectors started arriving Thursday for a group dinner followed by an evening of jersey trading and catching up with old friends at the host’s house.

Friday starts with a group breakfast at a local restaurant with the host bringing enough real Vermont Maple Syrup to keep everyone happy and wired.   In typical fashion, afternoon plans to visit the town of Marblehead are slowly scrapped as everyone spends the afternoon socializing as we lose track of the time.   A trip to the Boston University – UConn hockey match is a Friday night highlight followed by the start of setting up the Expo room and additional jersey trades.

UConn at BU
Friday night game – UConn at BU

Saturday morning begins with the setting up of the Expo tables and a breakfast of local donuts and coffee.   NCAA jerseys dominate the Expo but there are also a large number of NHL and minor league jerseys on display and available for trade.  There are impressive displays of vintage jerseys and older hockey sticks.  A highlight of the Expo is an equipment sale from many of the New England based Universities.

A collection of expo photos is available at


2017 Northeast Hockey Collectors Expo
View of some of the Expo Tables

Most years, a large group hang around after the Expo for a group dinner.   This year, there were multiple hockey games in the immediate area and groups headed out for the Bruins verses Sabres match, night two of Boston University verses and UConn and up to Durham for the Colorado College verses University of New Hampshire match.


Saturday Night – Colorado College at New Hampshire

Sunday morning arrives early as the out of town attendees race to the airport to catch their flights home while looking forward to the 2018 edition of the Expo.