In April, 2017, we attended am extraordinary concert at Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco. I blogged about it in more detail than usual because I found it so incredibly moving. The concert featured the work of pianist Denis Kozhukhin, and his encore was transcendent. That encore performance remains, to this day, the single most presentation of beauty I’ve ever… Continue reading
We have been watching a lot of YouTube channels lately, more than any other media source by far. One of the channels we enjoy is Living Big in a Tiny House. The channel host, New Zealander Bryce, visits the owners of tiny houses all over the world and interviews them as they tour the owner’s tiny house.
I must say… Continue reading
I blogged about my new electric scooter, the Unagi, at this link and this link. I love it! But I failed to mention another gadget I got for the purposes of riding my scooter: my new Lumos Kickstarter Bicycle Helmet.
I’m convinced that wrecking (or being run over by a car) while riding on my scooter is what will either… Continue reading
So, what does one do when you’re cooped up in the apartment all day and can’t get outside because of the toxic air quality?
Well, a dear friend of mine had recently mentioned his surprise at my having never watched Breaking Bad, which he described as “frequently called the best television series ever made.” He also highly recommended Better Call… Continue reading
One week ago today I deleted my Facebook account as a gift to myself. I must be honest and say I was a bit apprehensive about going through with deleting my account—permanently deleting my account. I had been building up to the idea for months.
So I’ve had 2 questions about it.
1. How did you go about doing it?… Continue reading
So, what could be better than a 4k time lapse of the fog as seen from just below the West Peak of Mount Tamalpais? This is about an hour of time compressed into 40 seconds. So, while the fog and the clouds appeared stationery to the naked eye, they are actually very active over time. That amazing motion is quite… Continue reading
Dame Helen Mirren, not your typical actress, reads Ulysses on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert, not your typical late show host.
The portion of Tennyson’s poem she is reading so brilliantly:
Old age hath yet his honour and his toil;
Death closes all: but something ere the end,
Some work of noble note, may yet be done,
Not unbecoming… Continue reading
The sheer beauty of New Zealand is staggering. This New Zealand Video Short project presents two areas of that country: the Waimangu Volcanic Valley on the North Island, and Milford Sound, from Glenorchy to the Tasman Sea, on the South Island.
Waimangu Volcanic Valley
On July 2, 2017, we hiked down the Volcanic Valley shooting photos and video with our… Continue reading
I’m late to learning the details of what has transpired from the Nazi and White Supremacist terrorist attacks that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia. I refuse to use the term “Alt-Right.” These are militant, white, Nazi terrorists that want to usher in to this country an ethnic cleansing.
Their hatred and terrorism are without doubt fueled by Donald Trump, whose… Continue reading
With over 22,000,000 views in just one week, this little animated short by computer animation students, Esteban Bravo and Beth David, has taken the internet by storm. The young creators of the project said they wanted to challenge the notion that LGBT content is not suitable or appropriate for young audiences. The short film was their animation thesis. They sought… Continue reading