Horrific Air Quality in San Francisco

Wednesday When I landed in San Francisco mid-week before last, I wasn’t paying much attention. I try to zone out on the plane: listen to music, watch Netflix, or just sleep. I find that makes the long flight seem shorter. I was in “the zone.” Unexpectedly, the cabin filled with the acrid smell of smoke, and I remembered the California… Continue reading

Let’s Just Get It Over With Already: MAGA!

The Republicans are not going to achieve the goals of their “constituents,” MAGA, until: anyone earning over $250,000 a year doesn’t have to pay any taxes at all: federal, state, or local the corporations these people work for or own don’t have to pay any taxes at all: federal, state, or local none of the tax revenue everyone else pays… Continue reading

Recent Trip to the Bay Area

Around theGolden Gate Bridge I just spent a couple of weeks in San Francisco, one of my favorite cities in the US. Naturally I shot a lot of photos around the Golden Gate and thought I would share some of them on my blog. Every day began with some serious fog, which of course I absolutely love! I also got… Continue reading

Our “Save the Tree” Cam

Here’s another product I can rave about: the Ring Solar Cam. We have a Ring doorbell, and we really like it. When someone approaches the front door, it notifies us on the phone. We can look and see who it is. We can have a two-way conversation with them. The camera in the doorbell automatically records and sends the video… Continue reading

San Francisco Symphony, Daniil Trofonov, Rachmaninoff

The Sibelius symphonies were lovely. Really. I shouldn’t downplay their performance. But… Now, let’s talk about what we really came to hear: Daniil Trofonov’s performance of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3! Russian pianist Daniil Trofonov more or less slithered out onto the stage with his long straight hair covering his face. He never looked at the audience. He just walked… Continue reading

The Future of Urban Transportation

Urban Migration In the recent past the number of people around the world living in urban cities has exceeded the number of people living in rural areas. This trend will continue, and by 2050 ⅔rds of the world’s population will live in urban areas. People are flocking to large cities for any number of reasons. To be sure, the traffic… Continue reading