Re-lamping a cable light

I am a retired member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) after 46 years of service. My last employer was the Golden Gate Bridge Highway & Transportation District in San Francisco, CA.

Enough about me. Click here for more about me from Sweet Mother’s perspective.

Please join me while I share my photography, tell some stories and spread a little insight into my life as an electrician who stumbled upon the best job of his life.


One of the most progressive unions in existence, the IBEW represents some 750,000 members in the United States and Canada.

One of the most progressive unions in existence, the IBEW represents some 750,000 members in the United States and Canada.



  127 comments for “About

  1. December 13, 2015 at 8:02 am

    I stumbled across you through Cee black and white. My son is apprentice second year in local 6. Looking forward to your posts.


    • December 13, 2015 at 12:30 pm

      Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment. I love the challenging opportunities that Cee presents to us and for the interesting people that I have met there.

      I checked out your blog and will be following it. I like your ‘easy’ style of writing. Informative and chatty with enough detail to make a lasting point.

      Congrats to your son for choosing a career with expansive room for growth. He, too, has caught a wave that will bring challenges and rewards beyond his widest dreams. At least that was my experience for 46 years.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. October 10, 2015 at 5:45 pm

    Seems like a fun and rewarding career being an electrical engineer.


  3. October 5, 2015 at 8:45 am

    Lovely to meet you! You must not be afraid of heights?! Me, I would have fainted and fallen! More power to you… pun intended! :)


    • October 5, 2015 at 8:49 am

      When you get to know bridge workers you will learn that we are not scared of heights or of falling. We are, however, petrified at what happens when we stop falling…

      Liked by 3 people

  4. May 15, 2015 at 1:04 pm

    What a job! Great photographs, too, Allan.


  5. April 4, 2015 at 6:56 pm

    Hi Allan, Thank you for following my photography blog, Jane’s Lens. I hope you enjoy my work. I am enjoying your blog and impressed that you worked on the GG Bridge for 15 years. I am one of the bridge obsessed photographers…. thanks for keeping it in good working order! I cannot imagine doing that… 😳


    • April 5, 2015 at 6:59 am

      Hi Jane,

      Thank you for your kind words. I am looking forward to seeing more bridge photos from you. It is always a treat for me to see it through another person’s eyes. Ω

      Liked by 1 person

    • February 12, 2015 at 6:21 am

      Thank you, Sue. I have accepted the challenge from Angeline already and I am honored that you have also asked me to participate. I will start the challenge in a couple of days, so stay tuned.


  6. January 25, 2015 at 5:13 am

    I am so glad i stumbled onto your blog. Some great pictures here!


  7. Lola Jane
    January 9, 2015 at 3:00 pm

    Wow, what a great job you had, working on one of the most iconic bridges in the WORLD. :) Love that walking into the fog shot.


    • January 9, 2015 at 4:41 pm

      Thanks, Lola, it was a memorable way to finish a career. I wouldn’t trade it for the world.

      Liked by 1 person

  8. December 8, 2014 at 11:22 pm

    Hi Allan. Thank you so much for coming by my blog. I really appreciate it. You have some interesting stuff here (looks like retirement is going well) and I would love to read from from you. Take care.


  9. December 6, 2014 at 5:35 pm

    Thank you for stopping by my blog, good to be across yours too :)


  10. November 2, 2014 at 9:42 pm

    I have been on this blog all of 5 minutes and I am already in love with it! Nice work!

    Liked by 1 person

    • November 3, 2014 at 5:50 am

      Thank you for your kind words and have fun with it. You might want to try clicking on either the “Random Post” icon or “The Best of…” button to get more of a sense on what is happening in Ohm Sweet Ohm.

      Liked by 1 person

  11. February 7, 2014 at 11:18 am

    Didn’t have to look very far – I thought this was perfect for you!
    Across the Bored has nominated you for an Award at http://acrossthebored.com/2014/02/07/awards-on-a-grey-day/. If you choose to accept, feel free to pass it along to other deserving bloggers! If not, know that your blog is well appreciated and a source of inspiration for us.


    • February 7, 2014 at 12:41 pm

      Thanks for appreciating my efforts. I will be participating in the near future. Allan


  12. November 15, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    OK, so I came here thinking you were a yoga practitioner. Boy was I wrong! :-p Nonetheless, I’ll be checking out your blog.


    • November 15, 2013 at 6:06 pm

      Thanks for commenting and checking out the blog. If you have any questions/comments contact me and I will answer it to the best of my ability.



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