Chopin Manuscript Polanaise A Flat Major

How Times Have Changed!

Keep in mind that we recently got the piano on which I practiced as a child. Keep in mind that we spent a small fortune to bring it into good playing condition. Keep in mind that Van Cliburn, my musical inspiration as a teenager, just passed away. And, keep in mind that piano is my […]

Continue Reading
Golden Gate from Fort Baker (tight shot)

The Golden Gate Bridge

The fog In the bay area is thick this morning, and I hear the fog horns blasting from the bridge. Two days ago I got up early to shoot the bridge at sunrise (from Fort Baker). I then went to Battery Mendell in the evening to shoot the Point Bonita Lighthouse at (what turned out […]

Continue Reading
Van Cliburn

RIP Van Cliburn

Van Cliburn was a huge inspiration to me when I was a young teenager. His recordings inspired me beyond belief. I couldn’t imagine being able to play the piano the way he did. As a result I would practice and practice, listen to the same recording over and over again (We only had the one: […]

Continue Reading
Point Bonita (Pastels)

Last Weekend in iPhoneography

This past weekend was spent romping around the Headlands. Saturday we took an on-site class in the geology of Point Bonita followed by working at the lighthouse. Since the weather was gorgeous, we had over 500 visitors. On Sunday we went back and roamed to the edge of the coast. I shot several experimental pictures […]

Continue Reading

Backlash Gains Real Traction

Social media? Get real. It’s really all marketing machinery! Facebook and Twitter try to keep it quiet, but a backlash against the heavy marketing (exploitation) of user information is annoying a critical mass of people. Remember, if you’re not paying for an online service, you’re not the customer; you’re the product being sold. Eli Pariser […]

Continue Reading
Laser Keyboard on Counter Top

My Über Christmas Gift

Yes, I’m known as a geek, and I frequently get “geek gifts.” I wasn’t expecting this one at all. It really is interesting. I just now got to play with it. The small device connects through bluetooth to another bluetooth device (my phone in this case) and projects a keyboard with a laser. It also […]

Continue Reading
Russian Traffic

Russian Drivers

When I was in Moscow, I was terrified! I even blogged about it at the time. The Russians drive like flaming bats out of hell!! In Moscow they were driving on the sidewalks, on the shoulders of the roads (no matter the potholes the size of trucks), any where they could fit and as fast […]

Continue Reading
2013 Tesla Model S

Busted!

I’ve been seeing a lot of Tesla Model S’s on the road around Sausalito and Marin County. Sharp looking cars! As a huge proponent of EVs (electric vehicles), this, of course makes me very happy. Less oil. The less the better! I don’t know what the motivation was for John Broder’s, @NYTimes, review that appears […]

Continue Reading
Upscale Laundromat

Upscale Laundromat

A bistro? A trendy bar? Nope… a laundromat  in Barcelona called Splash, designed by Frederic Perers. Laundromats didn’t look like this when I had to use them! (Jeeze, that seems like a lifetime ago!)   Source: Laundromat Looks Just Like a Nightclub   Related articles Lounge-Like Laundromats – Wasbar Lets You Get a Haircut and a Drink […]

Continue Reading