I Was a Strange Child…

with a huge imagination. I grew up on the Gulf Coast, and virtually lived at the beach. As a little kid I had this crazy desire to see the Gulf of Mexico without any water in it. I wanted to see the seafloor. I was conflicted, however, as I feared this would kill all of the sea life. I know,… Continue reading

Brilliant Marketing on Every Level

About a year ago, I guess, friends came through San Francisco to both visit us and spend some time in the glorious Bay Area. They attended a concert at one of the city’s most renowned jazz clubs and highly recommended we go see this string/vocal group that was performing there. I had never heard of them: Well-Strung. My friend Mark… Continue reading

Driving Experience: EVs vs Gas Powered Cars

Everyone who knows me knows I love our electric cars (EVs)—love, love love! Yes, that whole driving for free on sunshine thing! But there is something else… I’ve primarily written about having EVs from an environmental and cost viewpoint. However, after renting gas powered cars on a couple of trips back in San Francisco over the past few months, I… Continue reading

New House ATL: First Unveiling

Well, the new house is by no means finished, but I’m sick to death of it1. It has taken 5 months to get this far, and I’ve reached the end of my patience with the whole process. So, even though it still requires a lot more work, I’m declaring the job done. I need closure, and closure has now been… Continue reading

Announcing My New Phone Number

I just posted a moment ago that I switched mobile carriers (from AT&T to T-Mobile). I also chose to change mobile numbers. I had a Beverly Hills area code (310) from my Los Angeles days and have now changed to a San Francisco Bay Area area code (415). After all, I do feel more like a hipster from the Bay… Continue reading

West Peak Mount Tamalpais (Pano)

Here is the first of two panos I’ll post from my trip this week up to west peak  Mount Tamalpais. The clouds had all but cleared, and you can see for miles! It was gorgeous! Be sure to also check out my other posts about this half day adventure up the mountain: West Peak, Mount Tamalpais: Somehow I Just Knew…… Continue reading

West Peak, Mount Tamalpais: Somehow I Just Knew…

I had to get to the top of the west peak of Mount Tamalpais as quickly as possible. The weather conditions looked as though they could be an interesting subject for shooting: time lapse, photos, and panos. The dark clouds were blasting in from the north Pacific Ocean. They hung low in the sky—just above the mountain’s peaks. When I… Continue reading

Place: How Living Here Has Changed My Life

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]his past week I was shooting a time lapse in a particularly beautiful place when visitors from, of all places, Duluth, GA, (a suburb of Atlanta with which I am very familiar) walked up. I started talking with them. They had a high school boy, probably a senior, and were visiting the Bay Area, considering moving here for his future.… Continue reading

The Difference Just 14 Miles Can Make

From time to time I’ve noted, with some interest, the microclimates that abound here in the Bay Area. Yesterday I had an unusual experience, even by Bay Area standards, with how very different these micro climates can be! Just before dinner at my favorite pizza place—Mulberry Street Pizza, in San Rafael, we took a walk in the nearby marshlands (McInnis… Continue reading

Of Biblical Proportions…

We frequently walk along the breakwater in the evenings after dinner out. It’s our “us” time—a quiet time in a beautiful area, frequently all alone with the gentle surf, the clanking tack of the sailboats, the barking seals and the caws of the seagulls. Sometimes we get to hear the fog horns in the area as well. This particular walk… Continue reading