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

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

My Week in the City

I’ve just spent a quick week in the city. The city, of course, is San Francisco. The week was exciting for a number of reasons. So, here we go… City Hall from Davies HallCity Hall Street LevelCity Hall Light Trails from Passing CarsCity Hall through Trees Yes, this weekend included St. Patrick’s Day. City Hall was green for the occasion.… Continue reading

Review: Unagi Electric Scooter

Disclaimer This is just a personal review of a Kickstarter project I backed. I am not receiving any compensation or consideration of any kind from Unagi. They did not ask that I endorse their product. These are just my personal thoughts, opinions, and reactions. First Impressions I arrived back in SFO for a week yesterday, and the first thing I… Continue reading

And Now for Something Different, Something Positive…

One of the positive things I’ve noticed, even appreciated, about Trump being in the White House is that he has sparked a re-awakening about who we are and what we value as American people, as a nation. He has started us all talking again about our national identity. His corruption and unprecedented greed has ignited a passionate counter-response from the… Continue reading

That Fabulous Fox Theater

Everyone knows how I love the interior of the Fox Theater. However, they keep the theater so dark taking pictures with a cell phone is virtually impossible! Additionally, when you first come into the theater, while your eyes are adjusting to the darkness, seeing is all but impossible! I all but trampled a very short woman in line at the… Continue reading