About a year ago, I guess, friends came through San Francisco to both visit us and spend some time in the glorious Bay Area. They attended a concert at one of the city’s most renowned jazz clubs and highly recommended we go see this string/vocal group that was performing there. I had never heard of them: Well-Strung.
My friend Mark… Continue reading
If you’re of my generation you probably saw the TV series, The Streets of San Francisco, and you know how crazy steep many of the streets are in the city. Or, you may have simply visited the city. You haven’t lived until you’ve slogged up some of those painfully steep streets.
But what if you could flatten the streets with… Continue reading
Everyone who knows me knows I love our electric cars (EVs)—love, love love! Yes, that whole driving for free on sunshine thing! But there is something else…
I’ve primarily written about having EVs from an environmental and cost viewpoint. However, after renting gas powered cars on a couple of trips back in San Francisco over the past few months, I… Continue reading
For your viewing pleasure: A video from the photos and video I shot with my phone this week while out and about. Video compiled with the iOS app, Replay.
(This video features a guest appearance by Conrad the Kat, delicately negotiated with his manager.)… Continue reading
About that concert1 last night…
Samuel Barber: Adagio for Strings, Opus 11 (1936)
This is among my favorite short symphonic works.
I think everyone in symphony hall literally stopped breathing as this performance came to an end.
Denève held the hall in complete silence for at least a minute as the last sound faded from this earth.
I was slane.… Continue reading
The villainous Sausalito fire hydrant bandit has re-emerged, gasp: with a new colour palate!
You may recall I previously posted about the bandit’s outrageously gratuitous and unsolicited art installations around town: painting the fire hydrants around Sausalito. He was even encountered on our street!
Well, apparently, the villain remains at large, unfettered by prison, and has struck again on our… Continue reading
What’s in a name? Well, my name, Tim Tyson, is more common than I would have thought, especially since I rarely meet anyone named “Tim.” But there are several Tim Tysons, and recently I learned of another. In the digital era, things swirling around name can easily get confused1.
Perhaps the most well known is an American writer and historian,… Continue reading
Everyone who knows me knows that I live in my ecco Track 6 GTX Plain Toe Lo shoes. I’ve worn these for over 10 years now and have literally worn a pair of them out! I have them in brown and in black.
Recently, I’ve noticed that the shoe strings (laces) on my black pair are really frayed and will… Continue reading
The day started at 4:00am. Ug!
Things went fairly close to script.
My bag was lighter returning home than going. How the bag became lighter is beyond me. I added a stuffed, plush, Kiwi, who, having heard so much about him, wanted to meet The Pinkerton back in the states.
Much to my disappointment, I was unable to sleep on… Continue reading
We started the day with a huge, enormous breakfast. It was really good. While eating I saw a man walking his dog across the river (just outside the window) in Hagley Park; however, this was a bit odd. The guy’s jacket was the exact color of his dog. He was just ahead of his dog enough that the… Continue reading