About this Site

This is my memoir.

As I grew older, my kids grew up, I wished my parents and grandparents had done what I am trying to do here: tell their stories. Save them. Pass them on. As I write this, I’m enjoying the actual writing (I’m a writer at heart) and thinking of it as writing to my extended family.

Much of this is “what it was like” to be living in my times. So I have pieces here about moments in history, from Sputnik and such in the fifties, the youth movement of the sixties, living in Mexico City in the seventies, etc.

Much of it is personal memories, intended to record family stories for future generations, as best I can. Of course that means my memories. Whose else could I share?

A few of these are password protected because they are too personal for publishing, and not for general public consumption. For example, me falling in love, and deep background about my parents. People in the family who care can ask me for that password.

All if it’s as true as I can remember and record. Memories are flawed, so take it with a grain of salt.

I call this decades and I divide it into decades. Here’s a table of contents for you:

Table of Contents

For the record, I’m Tim Berry. Timothy J. Berry, technically. Born in 1948, married 53 years, father of five, grandfather of ten, founder of Palo Alto Software.

The picture in the banner is a picture I took in 2019 in the Yosemite high country, about halfway down the trail from Tuolumne Meadows to Glen Aulin. The peak on the right is Cathedral Peak.