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Goat Farm Arts Center Factory Falling Down

Continuing the Exploration

In my previous post, Exploring the Backside of the Tracks, I talked about my finding a specific photo location near some Atlanta westside railroad tracks. In this post, I want to talk about what’s by those tracks: The Goat Farm Arts Center. What a very cool place to discover! The area consists of several buildings built back […]

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San Francisco Symphony

By Comparison: SFS/ASO

I suppose we become spoiled bit by bit, without really being aware of the process. When we repeatedly experience something marvelous, and are even acutely aware of how extraordinary the experiences are, we still seem somewhat unaware that our expectations for this new, higher level of perfection are also growing. I recently had this expectation […]

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OK Cafe, Atlanta, GA

OK Cafe

Yummm! The OK Cafe has been one of my all time favorites for many years! After returning to Atlanta after my 8 year west coast indulgence1, I have been saddened to see that several of the restaurants that I frequented “back in the day” have closed or gone down hill precipitously. A few remain. I’ve always […]

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Qwerkywriter

Tim Unplugged: Qwerkywriter Mechanical Keyboard

Well, my efforts to unplug have had mixed results. I am taking steps. Qwerkywriter is among my latest efforts at unplugging. Did any of you have a mechanical typewriter back in the day—you know, the old ones that didn’t use electricity. My grandmother gave me the one from her office when she retired. You had to really whack the […]

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Emanuel Ax

San Francisco Symphony

This past Saturday we were off to the San Francisco Symphony! This was my first ride on the Muni: the J line to Vann Ness and Market, which is a block south of Davies Symphony Hall. We ate at Il Borgo, one of our favorite pre-symphony eateries. The walk, however, was a little less than […]

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Building with a view

Back from San Francisco

Yes, we bought a little place back in San Francisco, and I spent this past week setting it up—well, mostly. The special-order furniture has yet to arrive, but the basics are now in place. I’m always amazed at how much time is required to set up even the smallest apartment, especially when you don’t know the […]

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Affinity Photo App Icon

Affinity Photo: PS Replacement

Ever since Adobe started renting their software with annual (or monthly) fee-based subscription access, I have been actively looking for a photo editing application I could use to replace Photoshop. Photoshop has become insanely over-priced, poorly supported, and the rental access arrangement sent me over the edge with the company. Affinity Photo will probably be […]

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Snag-Fixer Tool

Snag Repair Tool Rocks

I have saved the snag fixer gift through all of these years and have used it many, many times to save an otherwise ruined piece of clothing. As careful as I try to be, from time to time Conrad the Kat’s back claws will snag the threads of a shirt. Recently he did so to […]

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