Welcoming Waldo, a New Beast, into the Family

We decided it was time to add another feline to the family. Ten years ago this month we adopted Conrad the Kat from Good Mews, a no-kill cat shelter that keeps about 100 cats at a time. We went back about 3 weeks ago.1 While we will never de-claw a cat, we need to protect our leather furniture from cat… Continue reading

The Time Machine

I had no idea that electricity is actually a time machine! The disadvantage of living in an area with so many beautiful old trees is that during a storm, they blow over onto the power lines. This year we have had over a half dozen old trees fall in the neighborhood. Some have badly damaged, even completely destroyed houses. One… Continue reading

Quality, Reflected, Warm Light

I’ve always thought that one of the most important elements in photography is the quality of the light in the scene. It’s the difference between “Oh, that’s nice.” and “Wow! That’s glorious!” Since I so very, very rarely shoot in controlled lighting environments, I generally get whatever I get when it comes to lighting. I mean, I have the apps… Continue reading

California OJ

Yum! Everyone loves OJ, right?! It’s delicious. And OJ from California is at least as good as OJ from Florida. This past weekend was especially busy and delightful. It included lunch at Sconehenge (bakery and sandwich shop) and car buying. We hated having a gasoline powered car—and not for any liberal-minded, save-the-planet reasons, though we certainly have those, too. We… Continue reading

Tim’s Poo Poo List

Image by: N14219 – Flickr – skinnylawyer (1).jpg Today I’m traveling. I was seated, waiting for my flight to board, when emergency services wheeled a man by on a stretcher. I’m not making this up. It really happened. So, naturally, I immediately thought he was a passenger who had been ejected from a United Airlines flight. I’m serious. This was… Continue reading

Join Us for a Lunchtime Debacle in 360º

My sister couldn’t get the relish out of the container; so, like any good brother, I assisted… This is a 360º video. Use your mouse or trackpad to look at everyone’s reaction when the relish finally made its appearance. (The 360 interactive experience does not work on iOS devices. I’m not sure if it works on Android devices or not.)… Continue reading

I Believe in Synchronicity…

It starts around 1 minute and 20 seconds and the energy transference is complete rather quickly! For an explanation of how it happens, check out this link at Open Culture. Here’s the short answer from Gizmodo: “the metronomes are transferring energy to the platform they’re on, which then transfers that energy back to the metronomes—until they all sync up and… 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