I rarely write about television programs. Most of them bore me to death. But occasionally I find a series that really compels me to engage with it. The Borgias, a historical-fiction drama created by Neil Jordan (created for Showtime), that aired from 2011 – 2013, is such a TV series. You can find it on Netflix.
Originally conceived as a… Continue reading
Oh, we need these out here in California! I would love one for an in town getaway when I needed to gain back my sense of balance!
I wish I had known about these when I was in Holland. I would have made an effort to tour one! But this video is the next best thing:
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My blog is about 6 months away from being 10 years old. I began blogging back in March, 2004. That’s just hard to believe. In some ways that seems like a lifetime ago while in others it seems like just yesterday.
At present, my blog contains 3,156 posts, an average of 332 posts a year, or nearly 1 post per… Continue reading
Steve returned from New York with several boxes of things from Aunt Helen’s final estate settlement: among them, her journals dating back to 1930.
Posted here are photos of one of her vintage hats we just unpacked. Not only is the hat a cool vintage shape and fabric, it contains over 40 vintage buttons: buttons over buttons! Slogans, sayings, spirit,… Continue reading
Grace Cathedral is a San Francisco landmark. We visited it during my sister’s recent visit. I had never before been inside of the cathedral, and it really is a beautiful space.
I wasn’t really equipped to shoot pictures inside the cathedral as I didn’t have a tripod, and the lighting in the space is very low. So, I set my… Continue reading
I can think of no single man in my lifetime who has more profoundly shaped what the world has become than Steve Jobs. He was a modern day Leonardo de Vinci.
I just got off of a Facetime call on my iPhone 4 with my mother who called to tell me her TV program was interrupted with an announcement of… Continue reading
These are just 3 examples of the difference between the Bush legacy of failure and Obama‘s record in office: Government Spending, Budget Deficit, Private Sector Jobs.
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This short, funny, extremely well-done video by C. G. P. Grey is a fast-paced, brilliant explanation of the “United Kingdom, Great Britton, England, and a whole lot more.… Continue reading
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This tragic, yet true tweet has been circulating:
The Tea Party – thousands of hard-working middle-class FOX viewers fighting to make sure the rich pay less in taxes.
What’s with people that watch FOX? Rupert Murdock, whose company owns FOX, isn’t even an American, and he’s getting filthy rich (current net worth is $6.3 billion–with a “b”)… Continue reading
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Steve Jobs. And by contrast, Tony Hayward. And the past and present CEO of Home Depot provide a lesson in contrast as well.
In the past I hated going to Home Depot. The sales people were invisible. And when you caught one with the angry glare of death, s/he was most unwilling to assist you in any… Continue reading