Some Additional Thoughts On Our Tesla Ownership Experience

We were among those who first bought a Tesla Model S. I have written several times here at my blog about that ownership experience through the years. Bottom line: we loved the driving experience but found the build quality to be total crap.1 We sold the car after a few years. In our opinion Elon Musk cared more about profitability… Continue reading

Did the Prosecution Get It Wrong about Alex Murdaugh?

Don’t misunderstand. I absolutely believe this filth murdered his son, Paul, and his wife, Maggie, in cold blood. I believe he is a liar and a manipulator of epic proportions. But I wonder if the prosecution got his motive wrong. They probably wisely chose their motive because it allowed them to introduce the fact that Murdaugh was embezzling money and… Continue reading

32 Countries, Islands, and Territories

So far I have traveled to 32 countries, islands, and territories. I recently realized, much to my shock and disbelief, that I accidentally omitted my travels to Japan from this list! I spent over 2 weeks in Japan back in 2006 and found the Japanese to be such warm and gracious people. So, today I have just updated my travel… Continue reading

Must-See TV: God Forbid

For years I’ve been mildly frustrated by the lack of attention given in mainstream media and public discourse to religious fundamentalism’s1 core values, roots and origin story, goals, and their incomprehensible disconnect between what they teach and how their leadership actually live. The hypocrisy is staggering2 . But I think when the Christian Nationalists’ stormed the capitol on January 6th,… Continue reading

Revisiting A Glorious Performance

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

JS Bach’s Goldberg Variations

Below is a link to Beatrice Rana’s 2017 recording of JS Bach’s Goldberg Variations. I’ve been listening to them today. I’ve always found JS Bach’s music puts the energy in the world back in balance once again. “BBC New Generation Artist Beatrice Rana sets her sights on Bach in this dignified reading of the Goldberg Variations. Treating every ornamentation and… Continue reading

Setting Up the Apple TV 4K for Lossless Music and Dolby Atmos with the Sonos Arc Surround Sound System: Settings After the New Installation

Table of Contents OverviewThe Current SettingsApple TV Video SettingsApple TV Audio SettingsSony  XBR-65X900C TV Video SettingsSony  XBR-65X900C TV Audio SettingsiPhone Apple Music App SettingsApple TV’s Music App SettingsComputer Apple Music App’s SettingsGeneral TabPlayback TabArcana SettingsDigital Concert Hall App by the Berlin PhilharmonicImportant Take-AwaysOther Posts in This SeriesPost One: Setting Up the Apple TV 4K for Lossless Music and Dolby Atmos… Continue reading