Chocolate and Bacon?

few months back I seemed to encounter a number of experiences advocating adding bacon to everything. Since most of this was online, I thought it was some sort of ridiculous meme. Then today, in the grocery store, I saw Mo’s Milk Bar1: 45% deep milk chocolate, hickory smoked uncured bacon, and alder wood smoked salt. Chocolate and bacon? Are you… Continue reading

Totally Awesome!

Someone has finally provided an interactive map of the most photographed places in the world, and, naturally, it would be Google! It’s like a map with a heat overlay. The hottest areas are the places with the most uploaded photos in Google’s Panoramio service. You can filter by region or the type of location you want to see. You can… Continue reading

Opaque — An Amazing Dining Experience

The first concert of the San Francisco Symphony! Gershwin! American in Paris! And what I was told would be a “unique” dining experience. Such evasive language means, “Don’t ask. He won’t tell.” So, I waited patiently for Friday. We were having dinner at Opaque, where you dine in complete and utter darkness and your servers are completely blind or have… Continue reading

Micro Apartment!

I came across this post some months back and keep returning to it. This tiny little space, only 130 square feet, catches my imagination. (That’s a space that’s 10 feet by 13 feet! That’s the size of a tiny bedroom!) I can’t imagine living in a space as small as this itty bitty apartment in Paris, France. This space includes… Continue reading

Happy 75th Birthday

Yesterday was the official celebration for the 75th birthday of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, the most visited city in the world. (Paris is number two.) For the past two weeks I’ve been scouting around, trying to find the best place to shoot the fireworks display. Hawk Hill? Slacker Hill? Cavallo Point? Fort Baker? I decided it should… Continue reading

Charles Dickens an Avid Walker

I didn’t know this brilliant author wrestled so with writing and used extremely long and fast walks as his “therapy.” Dickens was from childhood an avid, even compulsive, walker. He once wrote. “I think I must be the descendant, at no great distance, of some irreclaimable tramp.” Scarcely a day went by that Dickens didn’t flee his desk and take… Continue reading

Please, Tell Me It’s Not So!

My favorite men’s fragrance for the past 94.3 years has been Boucheron for men.  I’ve worn it forever.  It’s the only cologne I wear.  I’ve even blogged about it as far back as July, 2004, about when this blog first began!  (It’s no. 84 in the list of 100 Things About Me.) In 2009, my favorite deodorant ceased production (I… Continue reading

Budapest & Prague: Day Seven (Roaming about Prague)

On the seventh day God rested, but Tim took to the streets of Prague shooting pictures at every turn. Here are just a few. Click on any picture below to see a larger version of it and read information about it. You can also hover your mouse over a picture to read information about the picture. Related articles Budapest &… Continue reading

Budapest & Prague: Day Six (Czech Castles)

Today involved a lot of driving as we set out to see two castles with Margarita. We ended up going to three of them as the first one was (as is typical at this time of year) closed for the season—time for cleaning and maintenance. Rain was in the forecast, but, as you can see, instead, the entire day was… Continue reading