Northern California B Sides Road Trip

May 5, 2016 15 Comments »

California Road Trip

If you are in my generation you remember records. My sister had a turntable in her room with a nickel taped to the needle to add some weight and avoid skipping. I listened to the 45 of Locomotion endlessly. But I never turned it over to see what was on the other side – the […]

Go Beyond Cherry Blossoms and Get Wild

May 3, 2016 8 Comments »

California wildflowers

“She turned to the sunlight And shook her yellow head, And whispered to her neighbor: “Winter is dead.” ― A.A. Milne, When We Were Very Young The sound of crashing waves, the smell of the sea air, humid wind blowing as the sun goes down over the Pacific. The only thing that makes this scene […]

Death Valley

October 19, 2010 8 Comments »

In today’s society the idea of undying loyalty to an employer is quickly changing. I think I notice this most in the generation behind me, Generation Y. But the change began in my generation…X. Most of us don’t have pensions, instead we have 401K’s, we quickly learned that we had to take care of ourselves […]

San Francisco Museums Fit Your Budget

August 5, 2010 3 Comments »

As a person with no real ‘stable’ job, I appreciate a good bargain! And after spending the last year living in Vietnam with no real art scene, I’ve been starved for some great art. You may think that budget and art don’t really go together; oh – not so…. While in San Francisco in January, […]

High Tech meets Old Fashioned in San Francisco

July 8, 2010 13 Comments »

While in San Francisco I had the opportunity to go out to a number of new places. Let’s face it, when you are abroad for 1 ½ years, everything is new to you. When my friend David mentioned going to a speakeasy, I was confused; did I hear him correctly – a speakeasy? He quickly […]

Foodies Get Fresh – San Francisco

June 30, 2010 6 Comments »

The air was crisp and the fog slowly dissipated as each minute ticked forward; a typical San Francisco morning. The cityscape in front of me was displayed in shades of gray, but the tower still stood out. A beacon on the San Francisco waterfront, the Ferry Building clock tower draws people in from all parts […]

Home of the Fortune Cookie

January 6, 2008 2 Comments »

View San Francisco Photography View San Francisco snap shots Believe it or not, I’m not writing this post about China, I’m writing it about America. If you may remember – I had a post not too long ago while I was in China about the lack of fortune cookies – what I thought was a Chinese tradition. […]

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