San Francisco Symphony: Krzysztof Urbański Conducting, Vilde Frang Violin Soloist

The Rehearsal Every year season ticket holders are given the opportunity to attend an actual working rehearsal for the San Francisco Symphony. The early morning work session begins with coffee and donuts in the lobby followed by a 30 minute presentation about the piece the symphony will be rehearsing, followed by the 3 hour morning rehearsal itself. Those who attend… Continue reading

Pat Robertson: Now Brain Dead

Apparently yesterday televangelist (tele-terrorist, if you ask me) had yet another full on mental meltdown. Isn’t this filthy rich, 89 year old, religious bigot dead yet? He’s certainly brain dead! Referring to the Equality Act, he said: This is a devastating blow to religious freedom and to the sanctity of America. If you want to bring the judgment of God… Continue reading

Our Transportation Needs: Electric vs Hybrid Vehicles; Ownership vs Subscription

American Cars ’67 Ford Falcon: My first car! When I was a young kid I had a Ford and then a Plymouth. After my family’s experience with American-made cars, I swore that, as an adult, I would never again own an American car brand. American cars were crap cars–junk that wasn’t innovative or in the least bit reliable. Nissan MuranoAcura… Continue reading

Calling It Quits

My blog, TimTyson.US, has been “in business” now for 15 years. That’s sort of amazing to me. But the expression “in business” is not accurate. I make no money at all from my blog–never have. In fact, very much the opposite. Having an independent blog without any advertising costs money–increasingly, too much money. It’s also becoming increasingly complex1. The Data… Continue reading

Old Navy Tried to Rip Me Off

I prefer to wear inexpensive, non-branded/non-logo clothes1 . My avoidance of over-priced merchandise is a silent economic/political statement on my part. Last week I checked Old Navy online to see if some specific pants and shirts were in stock at the Old Navy flagship store in San Francisco. According to their website, only one item was available for in-store pickup.… Continue reading

Pete For President

I’ve blogged before about Pete Buttigieg just after first discovering his interest in running for the Democratic Party’s candidate for US President. This past Sunday he officially declared his candidacy. Every time this young man opens his mouth, I am impressed. He’s not just articulate, exceptionally full of thought, deeply inquisitive, casting a view to the long term consequences of… Continue reading

One of Our Favorite Atlanta Restaurants

EATaliano has delicious food, good music (weekends often feature a live soloist or small group), and good service. Their quality is consistent. They also have a delivery service within a certain distance of their restaurant. I also personally love the decor of the restaurant which prominently features a couple of large pictures. I’m talking wall-sized photos. With the tables and… Continue reading

Review: Lumos Kickstarter Bicycle Helmet

I blogged about my new electric scooter, the Unagi, at this link and this link. I love it! But I failed to mention another gadget I got for the purposes of riding my scooter: my new Lumos Kickstarter Bicycle Helmet. I’m convinced that wrecking (or being run over by a car) while riding on my scooter is what will either… Continue reading

Is Anybody Listening?

I saw a quotation yesterday, and the ideas expressed took me back to my days at uni, when I studied educational policy, and got me thinking. The quotation was: “Talent is universal. Opportunity is not.” I do believe that talent (skill, intelligence, memory capacity, imagination, etc.) in varied forms is universally distributed among humanity. But I believe it is distributed… Continue reading