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A New Lease on Life

I came across this awesome story on Imgur about a 1907 upright bound for the dump. sicksick0331 gave it a new life. It could never play again without a complete rebuild; so, he turned it into a desk. So glad he shared! I found an old upright piano that someone on craigslist was giving away for free. They had said… Continue reading

I Believe in Synchronicity…

It starts around 1 minute and 20 seconds and the energy transference is complete rather quickly! For an explanation of how it happens, check out this link at Open Culture. Here’s the short answer from Gizmodo: “the metronomes are transferring energy to the platform they’re on, which then transfers that energy back to the metronomes—until they all sync up and… Continue reading

Insta360º Nano

I thought I would check it out and then in all likelihood find the product completely unsatisfying and return it. But, I’m stunned! In realtime: stitching, video, live streaming, VR! The Nano is 3k, but the company is about to release an 8k camera! I mean: will you be able to touch whatever you’re watching?! It will be life-sized?! You… Continue reading

Bleeding My Achy Breaky Liberal Heart

I suspect that most of us, the vast majority of us, have a deep need to at least feel as though we have some level of control over our destinies. This need for self-determination and independence seems hard-wired into the human DNA. I don’t know anyone who consciously likes having things “done to them.” We like to pick, choose, mold,… Continue reading

The Falsum

The falsum is a mathematical symbol that represents a logical contradiction or false equivalence. Wiktionary defines it as “an untruth, falsehood, fraud, deceit, lie; forgery.” Perhaps it could be extended to mean alternate truth, as if such a thing could exist. The symbol, “⊥“,  looks like the upside down letter “T.” I am joining others, more clever than I, in… Continue reading

Movie Review: Woman in Gold

A couple of weeks ago I watched Woman in Gold. I saw it on Netflix. I highly recommend this timely film, which is based on a true story. The film is based on the true story of Maria Altmann, an elderly Jewish refugee living in Cheviot Hills, Los Angeles, who, together with her young lawyer, Randy Schoenberg [yes, grandson of… Continue reading

A Very Sordid Wedding

The weekend after the symphony concert on March 4th, Steve and I met up at LAX to drive down to Palm Springs for the world premier of A Very Sordid Wedding. We chose to drive because the flights from LAX to Palm Springs, though short, are insanely expensive. We now know why. No matter what it costs, FLY! We were… Continue reading

Important Announcement for Relatives, Friends, and Colleagues

Like many people, I have grappled with finding a way to use Facebook that keeps me connected to people I love and care about, without compromising my personal serenity or security. I have personally found Facebook less and less satisfying to reach my objective. I have found the platform increasingly ugly. In fact, after experimenting with a variety of use… Continue reading