Two different perspectives on taking a leap. You never know what’s on the other side, sometimes you just gotta go for it. 12-year-old Sky Brown takes on Tony Hawk’s “mega ramp.”
My Medium post announcing a big change
I found an old notebook of scribblings from a two week vacation taken in Paris around 2010. We were wonderfully disconnected from the internet and spent each morning at a museum or gallery and each afternoon on extended walks thru selected neighborhoods. As you can see, I took a grim view of technology when viewed […]
At UC Berkeley I took Literature of Philosophy which spent a lot of time debating the meaning of specific words and dissecting them ad infinitum. The final exam consisted of three questions, each one a paragraph long that took up half a page. You only had to answer one question but it took me a […]
Boston University’s Dean Elmore has the unenviable task of leading BU’s student population safely thru the pandemic. He is normally jolly and approachable and, when you meet him, his love of BU is plainly infectious. Here he is taking the plunge into the Charles River after challenging at least 2,011 seniors (more than half the […]
Julia just graduated from high school. It was strangely anti-climactic. She put on her graduation regalia and headed out the door to meet a small group of classmates in Group 11 at the Alameda Theatre where they were ushered in, socially-distanced, and took the stage, one-by-one, to pick up a diploma and say a few […]
My great-grandfather, the World War I pilot.
David Byrne was on SNL last night, performing this blog’s namesake.
Ever since they shut down the Air Naval Station on the western end of Alameda, there has been a number of cool businesses that have moved in to call the leftover gigantic air hangers their home. St. George’s Spirits – a required stop when visiting the island – they offer tours of their distillery floor […]
Happy New Year! Since flipping over into 2020 I’ve been on a bit of simplify kick. My goal is to either upgrade, give away or throw away one thing, each day this year. So far Izumi and I donated several bags of old clothes, upgraded the alarm and thermostat systems (allowing me to rip out […]