Chillin’ on the CO River, the El Dorado Ghost Town, and the Valley of Fire

We recently took a short trip out west (at the end of 2018). One of these days I’ll post a photo/video album from the trip. We both really enjoyed it, but we both really enjoy the unique beauty found in the American desert. El Dorado Ghost Town This first photo is comprised of two pictures stitched together into one. I… Continue reading

Out and About on Atlanta’s Beltline

This afternoon we did two new things: we ate at Surin of Thailand on Highland Avenue, and we went for a 4 mile round-trip walk along the midtown Beltline’s Eastside Trail. Eastside Trail Map Lunch I only ate at Surin of Thailand once–about two decades ago. Back then I ordered something that was so hot and spicy, I never wanted… Continue reading

Horrific Air Quality in San Francisco

Wednesday When I landed in San Francisco mid-week before last, I wasn’t paying much attention. I try to zone out on the plane: listen to music, watch Netflix, or just sleep. I find that makes the long flight seem shorter. I was in “the zone.” Unexpectedly, the cabin filled with the acrid smell of smoke, and I remembered the California… Continue reading

Learning Out Loud

I was interested in exploring shooting anamorphic video with the iPhone 6s+1. In fact, I was interested in seeing how far I could push video with the iPhone generally: nighttime, directly into the sun, etc. I also wanted to try mixing some 360º footage into the my little project to see if significantly changing perspective in a normal “flat” video… Continue reading

San Francisco or Bust

At the beginning of the month, we headed out to San Francisco for a symphony concert (March 4th). I was especially looking forward to this concert, conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas. I didn’t know that he would be presented with a recognition from the symphony: This was his 1,500th program at the symphony. His first was in 1974! Additionally, I… Continue reading

The Sheep Are Gone

I’m sad to report that our working sheep have finished their work in our half of the park. I’m rather astonished at how much they eat! When the sheep first arrived, the shepherd told me they would eat all of the ground cover in just 2 weeks. That seemed an impossible feat! The ground cover, mostly English Ivy, was far… Continue reading

I Was a Strange Child…

with a huge imagination. I grew up on the Gulf Coast, and virtually lived at the beach. As a little kid I had this crazy desire to see the Gulf of Mexico without any water in it. I wanted to see the seafloor. I was conflicted, however, as I feared this would kill all of the sea life. I know,… Continue reading