In Case You Missed It: Dame Helen Mirren

Dame Helen Mirren, not your typical actress, reads Ulysses on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert, not your typical late show host. The portion of Tennyson’s poem she is reading so brilliantly: Old age hath yet his honour and his toil; Death closes all: but something ere the end, Some work of noble note, may yet be done, Not unbecoming… Continue reading

Hiking the Tam

Making a Fog Timelapse We went hiking on Mount Tamalpais this past weekend, twice, actually: both Saturday and Sunday. Saturday was especially interesting because we had intense fog (the marine layer) down below us and an overcast sky above us. The motion of the clouds and fog was fantastic. Having anticipated this, I had brought a tripod to shoot a… Continue reading

Born on Third Base

Some people are born on third base and go through life thinking they hit a triple.” — Coach Barry Switzer Completely Out of Touch I often marvel at how out of touch I am (and have generally been all of my life) with contemporary culture, and I literally know nothing about sports. If asked to correctly identify what sport each… Continue reading

ScatMat — Best Invention Ever!

I rarely do product reviews, but, for the ScatMat, I feel a genuine need to extoll the product’s virtues.1 Waldo is cute. He’s adorable. He is friendly and lovable. But, he is also the most stubborn animal I’ve ever encountered. E.V.E.R! We will not tolerate an animal atop our food preparation and serving areas. Those cute little feet paw around… Continue reading

Occupied (Norwegian TV Series and beyond…)

TV Series If you haven’t watched Occupied (Season one is on Netflix.), you are missing a great Norwegian TV series! In the storyline, Norway has invented an abundant, clean, renewable energy source they are willing to share freely with the world. So, as responsible world citizens, they stopped their oil production. Russia, determined to have the European Union dependent on… Continue reading

My First New Zealand Video Short

The sheer beauty of New Zealand is staggering. This New Zealand Video Short project presents two areas of that country: the Waimangu Volcanic Valley on the North Island, and Milford Sound, from Glenorchy to the Tasman Sea, on the South Island. Waimangu Volcanic Valley New Zealand Map On July 2, 2017, we hiked down the Volcanic Valley shooting photos and… Continue reading

Do You Really Want This?

I sincerely ask this question because this is the road we are rapidly traveling down. And the destination will be an America none of us will recognize at all. So, if we don’t want to live like this in the very near future, we have to do something about it now. Specifically, let’s talk about just 2 things for now:… Continue reading

The Current State of iPhonography

Some of you endured my anguished decision-making process over whether or not to buy the new, absurdly over-priced, iPhone X. Frankly I don’t give a hoot about the communications aspects of a smartphone. I care about the photographs and video the phone’s camera can create. And when I look back at how drastically far smartphone camera technology has come, I’m… Continue reading

Yay! Burger King Commercial Explains Net Neutrality

People are busy. Many haven’t even realized Trump’s FCC has already repealed net neutrality. And most people don’t even know what that means—YET! But guess, what? You soon will notice. You soon will care. You’re about to get ripped off even more by your big friends like Comcast. So Burger King created this really awesome commercial for the Whopper that… Continue reading