San Fransisco Apartment

I have finally returned to Atlanta after visiting our apartment in San Fransisco for almost 2 months. I’m astonished at the heat and humidity of Atlanta, even though I have previously experienced it for years and years. Somehow, after spending weeks in temperatures ranging from the low 50’s to the occasional very low 70’s with delightfully low humidity, the Atlanta … Continue reading

Farber Art Installation

I went out and shot several photos of the San Fransisco street cars, had them printed as C prints at Dickerman Prints1. They were mounted  (aluminum back with plexiglass front) by General Graphics.

I hate hanging things on the wall. I measure a dozen times and still end up with things not perfectly aligned. Plus, I didn’t want … Continue reading

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 of excellence clearly defined for … Continue reading

Webpass, Inc.

Webpass Speed Test
Keep in mind this speed is on an iPhone over WiFi!
 Have you ever had a company you really wanted to succeed? They just provided a product that was so needed, or at such a value, or both? Webpass is one such company, and I had never heard of them before yesterday!

When we first moved into our new apartment … Continue reading

More San Francisco Photos

Here are a few other PhonePhotos from my week in the city. I want to brag about Affinity Photo: perspective correction is really easy. Removing people, puddles, and objects (such as cars) is a mouse stroke away!

Blue Dome

SF City Hall Blue Corner shot

SF City Hall

Numerous distracting center foreground reflective puddles were easily removed from the above photo of San Francisco’s City Hall. I loved the two inverted … Continue reading

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 pleasant because it was … Continue reading

Back from San Francisco

Building with a viewYes, 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 area. When it’s all … Continue reading

SFO Embarcadero

We just returned from a quick trip to San Francisco (SFO) and stayed at a lovely hotel on the bay in Sausalito, The Inn Above Tide. (Highly recommend the inn! All of the rooms are on the water and have an incredible view!)

We were treated to lunch at Boulevard Restaurant. Nancy Oakes is the executive chef and … Continue reading

Ravaged by the French

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet
Pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet

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 SymphonyContinue reading

How Can You Not Love San Francisco?!

If you’re of my generation you probably saw the TV series, The Streets of San Francisco, and you know how crazy steep many of the streets are in the city. Or, you may have simply visited the city. You haven’t lived until you’ve slogged up some of those painfully steep streets.

But what if you could flatten the … Continue reading