California Typewriter (Movie Review & Reflection)

California Typewriter: 100% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. I didn’t know anything got 100% on Rotten Tomatoes. But California Typewriter did. And it’s well-deserved. My reflection, though a bit long, explains some of the reasons why! My Digital Technology Prequel 85 updates available. Are you serious? This never-ending, built from the ground up, cyclical process promises re-invented personal freedom, instant and… Continue reading

Cinemagraph and Plotagraph

I’m late to this, but I find it interesting enough to share. I suspect that if information about Cinemagraph and Plotagraph didn’t break through the digital noise and get my attention, the same may be true for others who might find it interesting. Plus, I make a recommendation for the software developers at the end. Broad Strokes Cinemagraph begins with… Continue reading

Too Much Volumizing Shampoo and Conditioner

Steve, ever the optimist, uses volumizing shampoo and conditioner. I’ve been telling him he is using a tad too much, but he will not listen to me. So, What are you actually looking at… This is actually a still iPhone photo of Steve being silly in a fabric story, pretending the pink furry fabric is his hair. Yes, it’s a… Continue reading

Welcoming Waldo, a New Beast, into the Family

We decided it was time to add another feline to the family. Ten years ago this month we adopted Conrad the Kat from Good Mews, a no-kill cat shelter that keeps about 100 cats at a time. We went back about 3 weeks ago.1 While we will never de-claw a cat, we need to protect our leather furniture from cat… Continue reading

The Dead Sea from Tzvika Stein’s DJI Mavic Pro

I’ve not been able to fly my Mavic Pro for a couple of months, and I’m missing it terribly. Hopefully, I’ll be able to get back to it in a week or two. In the meantime, enjoy these beautiful photos of the desolate and dangerous Dead Sea as shot from Tzvika’s Mavic Pro. I was equally interested in his comments… Continue reading

The Time Machine

I had no idea that electricity is actually a time machine! The disadvantage of living in an area with so many beautiful old trees is that during a storm, they blow over onto the power lines. This year we have had over a half dozen old trees fall in the neighborhood. Some have badly damaged, even completely destroyed houses. One… Continue reading

An American in Paris… um, at the Fox Theater

I’m finally writing about our going to a performance of An American in Paris at the Fox on August 19th. This was the last performance for the season. The first and the last performances were by far the best of the season, and An American in Paris was stunning, superb—the best by far! The show was a combination of Gershwin’s… Continue reading

NZ Partial Panos (Part 3: Queenstown & The Matakauri Lodge)

We so enjoyed Queenstown and staying at the Matakauri Lodge from our first visit to New Zealand, we scheduled an extended return at the end of our vacation. We highly recommend the Matakauri Lodge. Their service is impeccable, and the views from the room are magnificent. The lodge sits on Lake Wakatipu, which is unusually long, deep (averages 900 feet… Continue reading

NZ Partial Panos (Part 2: Abel Tasman National Park & The Waters)

About halfway through the trip we took the ferry from Wellington (the North Island) down to Picton (the South Island) and drove from there to our hotel, The Waters, in Tasman. The Waters served as home base for our explorations of the Abel Tasman National Park. The Kiwi fellow seated in this photo (below) taking in the tranquil vista joking… Continue reading