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Driving Experience: EVs vs Gas Powered Cars

The garages in Georgia are HUGE!! 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… Continue reading

Toothpaste: Crest or Colgate?

I’ve used the same toothpaste brand for decades: Colgate. We really have very few choices: Crest (Procter and Gamble) or Colgate (Colgate-Palmolive). I guess you can dig around and find a few more obscure brands, but those guys, the big two, seem to dominate the market. When I was a child, my parents always bought Crest (which first went to… Continue reading

Friends Who Make Me Think

I love having friends who make me think—make me think new thoughts, thoughts I hadn’t considered before. Sharon is such a friend to me. I’ll come back to this in a moment. But first… I went to the dermatologist this week. A “thing” near my temple looks like it might be a basal cell carcinoma. They took a biopsy. Oh,… Continue reading

San Francisco Symphony, Elgar, Moussorgsky

This concert was not part of our season tickets; we purchased it extra. I simply had to hear both of these pieces. I haven’t heard the Elgar Cello Concerto in forever, and, as shocking as it may be, I don’t know if I’ve ever heard any live performance of the Ravel orchestral version of Moussorgsky‘s Pictures at an Exhibition. That… 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

Colonnade: Lights, Cameras, Action

We ate at one of our favorite restaurants, the Colonnade ((literally, an Atlanta institution)), on Monday of this week and saw that they would be closed all day, yesterday. Apparently they are being used as the set in a movie. We drove by yesterday, en route to/from another staple in our restaurant repertoire, and I shot this photo of all… Continue reading

Tesla Powerwall: All Solar, All the Time

Tesla Energy Powerwall mounted on the wall to the left In case you missed it, one of our world’s great visionaries, Elon Musk, announced Tesla Energy last week, specifically the Tesla Powerwall. What is it? The sun only shines part of the day, making the energy generated by solar energy systems unavailable at night. With the Tesla Powerwall, your solar1… Continue reading

Someone Really Doesn’t Want You to Read This

Last Friday I wrote a quick post to my blog: Relationship between Baltimore and Marriage Equality? It was read by one person. Apparently this person became angry and then immediately launched a distributed denial of service attack on my blog causing my server to crash. I didn’t have time, at that time, to deal with it1; so, my blog was… Continue reading

TWIR #2: Relationship between Baltimore and Marriage Equality? [Updated]

The Week in Review: Topic Two—Let’s look at the relationship between the tragic events in Baltimore this week and the historic arguments presented before the Supreme Court for marriage equality… Yes, only my mind thinks like this!1 When you have been taught that you have a constitutional democracy for, by, and of the people2, and you believe that government is… Continue reading