This past weekend we went back to San Francisco for a concert by the San Francisco Symphony, a gift from the French: music from Bizet’s Carmen Suites (1874), Ravel’s 1930 Piano Concerto in D major for the Left Hand (Jean-Efflam Bavouzet playing), and Saint-Saëns’ 1886 Symphony No. 3, Opus 78, the Organ Symphony (Jonathan Dimmock […]
Step back into K-mart in May of 1988 by listening to K-mart’s in-store muzak complete with the in-store commercials preserved for all posterity. You remember K-mart, don’t you? Founded in 1899 as the SS Kresge Corporation in Garden City, Michigan. I think it is still in business.
I love Kickstarter. I love funding people’s clever ideas! So, when I saw the Baselamp project (“the effortless way to turn almost anything into a lamp”), I ordered 2 of them.
The little planet view provides an interesting spherical perspective that exaggerates tall objects as they appear to jut out from the sphere. So, standing near the “edge of the planet” on the Pacific Ocean, I shot this pano
A few years ago I wrote a blog post, “I’ll Buy a Vow*l”, about the state budget horrors of California. I jokingly stated that, to raise revenue, the state passed a law limiting the use of the vowel “e” from all forms of written communication.
Too often we just don’t have the time, the attention span, nor have we cultivated the required expertise to listen for artistic, delicate, nuanced beauty. It never registers in our over-driven lifestyles.
For your reading and watching pleasure I’ve selected 3 articles from one of my favorite RSS feeds that I suspect most people will find of interest. The articles focuses on GA laws and on smartphones. Enjoy!
My love of many TED talks has never been a secret. This talk by Kathryn Schultz, staff writer for the New Yorker and the author of “Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error,” in no exception.
I was a strange child with a huge imagination. I grew up on the Gulf Coast. As a little kid I wanted to see the Gulf of Mexico without any water in it. I wanted to see the seafloor. Well, it turns out we now can.
President Obama sings ‘Amazing Grace’ at funeral for Charleston shooting victim Sen. Rev. Clementa Pinckney