Moving Back in Time – Waaay Back!

We chose to retire to this area of the country (the Pacific Northwest) for several reasons. Among them are: The natural beauty of the area is stunning!We love living on the Pacific Coast because we love cooler weather: mist, fog, the marine layer, storms coming in off of the ocean1 .We felt like we were stepping back in time every… Continue reading

Vegan Dishes

Several months ago I began eating a lot more vegan dishes, and I have to declare, I was pleasantly surprised at how delish these dishes can be. My worry was that they would be bland and leave me hungry. Nothing could have been further from the truth! I’ve become a huge fan of cauliflower. Well, I’ve always liked it, but… Continue reading

A Chance Encounter…

that changed everything An improbable meetingAn unlikely placeThis very placeA StarbucksThis tableOutside [He’s so cute, and the place was packed!] “Mind if I have a seat?” Steve in his SPAM shirt – THE SPAM shirt! Tim & Steve at the Starbucks in the very seats where they met Before smartphonesBefore social mediaBefore the iPhoneBefore the selfiePeople talkedWe talkedHere A SPAM… Continue reading

Linda LeBlanc, San Francisco Realtor

Linda LeBlanc Selling a property on one coast from the other coast is not an easy task. Linda LeBlanc was the realtor that worked with us to sell our San Francisco condo while we were in Atlanta. Linda was stunning! I can not recommend her enough! She is the most efficient and communicative realtor we have ever worked with, no… Continue reading

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

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

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