Corte Madera Town Band Photo Shoot

Last night I shot the Spring Concert of the Corte Madera Town Band. Here’s a short video slideshow of the evening. The photos are in random order. Want to watch this on your iPad or iPhone? Touch this link. Shooting moving objects in indoor light without a flash (so as not to distract the performers and be annoying to the… Continue reading

And What a Birthday It Was

Thanks, everyone, for the calls, voicemails, Facebook messages, emails, birthday cards and gifts wishing me a happy birthday! Who ever would have thought I would live to be this old?!! The birthday celebration rituals began the day before my birthday with dinner at the restaurant, Paul K. As a starter, I highly recommend the seafood soup of the day––a delicious… Continue reading

Near Death Experience

After having a consistently horrible week last week dealing with the ongoing frustrations of non-functional technology and the lack of closure on several essential, never-ending, home projects that have become non-productive time pits, I decided that at least half of today would be dedicated to being nice to Tim. My stress level last week was just outrageously through the roof.… Continue reading

Best Feta on Earth

Every weekend I have scrambled eggs with feta cheese. The last time I shopped at Mollie Stone‘s grocery store, I bought feta cheese crumbles from Organic Creamery. A genuinely creamy, full-bodied flavor–absolutely heavenly! Without doubt, this is the best feta cheese I’ve ever tasted! It’s not the least expensive feta cheese at the grocery store, but when you cook with… Continue reading

Point Reyes Lighthouse, CA [Slideshow]

Sunday, upon hearing the weather was great at Point Reyes, we set off for the hour drive up Highway 1. Below are some pictures of both the lighthouse and the point. Regrettably, I was unable to get a picture of the whales as they migrated north. And while I only saw 1 whale and heard another, 61 total sightings were… Continue reading

Romping Around the Headlands

Today we walked almost 5 miles around the Marin Headlands, 65,000 acres of undisturbed coastal headlands along the Pacific Ocean. In the 1960s, a developer purchased a significant plot of this land to develop it into subdivisions. Fortunately, his efforts were stopped, and the area is today part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. It’s simply stunning! While we… Continue reading

Capitalism and the Essence of Place

I’ve always been fascinated by the concept of place, especially how physical place relates to creativity and production through psychological space. (You can read my first post, back in 2004, on this topic: here.) A few months ago I read an incredibly fascinating series of articles on the essence of place and how it is changing, rapidly. But, I digress…… Continue reading

Two Signs of the Times

In the past few days I’ve seen two bumper stickers that caught my attention. They were on two different cars and seen at two different times and locations. I have recreated them here with the ever-so-slight commentary of my own creations. (To notice my own commentary, you have to click on the images to see them enlarged.) They both definitely… Continue reading