It started when I was bored at work, reading the news. I was trying to absorb the latest insanity from the horror that is Trump, in this case threatening to eradicate North Korea. As I contemplated the end of the world, I saw an article about the coming total eclipse, something I had paid little… Read More High Plains Drifter
After a long layoff with the blog, I have some things to say again. More to come, and more frequently ! Among the many changes encountered in moving from San Francisco to West Berkeley a few years back was the extraordinary range of places to buy food. Berkeley is world-famous for its grocery offerings, particularly produce,… Read More 99 cent dreams
Last fall, I returned to Buffalo, and I went for walk. A very long walk. It traversed the length of Buffalo, via Main Street (with many detours), and through the heart of Buffalo. Main street bisects Buffalo in two, and I wanted to take in as much of the city as I could the day I was there. And I did. A graduate of UB’s… Read More Walking Across Buffalo- A Journey Down Main Street
As an Architecture student way back in the 80s in Buffalo, one’s introduction to contemporary Architecture had two threads. First, the late 19th and early 20th century’s seminal works, many of which were in our back yard thanks to Buffalo’s incredible treasures of Wright, Richardson, Sullivan, and Burnham. The second thread covered the next generation… Read More Two Modernists In Connecticut.
At the end of last year, the pull of the wide open spaces of the American West was too great, and I once again undertook what has become an every 2 year ritual, a road trip through part of the American West. North of Palm Springs, and home, the tiny dot on the map that is… Read More Travelogue – 10 Stops Through The American West
Last year, I visited Tokyo for the first time. I am certain I am not the first visitor to Tokyo to be struck by the stark contrasts found in the city, the serenity of the temple garden set against the chaotic din of the shopping district, the traditional low slung neighborhoods that are interspersed between… Read More Tokyo X.Y.Z.- Lost In Transition
I began this blog over 6 years ago, during the depths of the recession. With time on my hands it was one of many ways I stayed busy. Alas, in my feast or famine profession, things have flipped around, and now the reverse is true, which, I guess, is a better thing. A few months ago,… Read More The Blog Returns with The Ultimate Walk
Maintaining a blog is a lot of work. But it also a labor of love, and sometimes, the juice to write and compose pieces is simply not there, and that’s been the case for me the last few months. But I have been keeping a list of topics I’d like to write about, and am… Read More Palm Springs- Where The Grass is Sometimes Greener
Last spring, I went for a walk. A new resident of the East Bay. Still in the shadow of the recession , I had some time on my hands, and a desire to get away and explore, however mundane. On this day, I was in downtown Oakland, at Oakland City Hall, at the foot of… Read More Walking Across the Metropolis- 23 Miles on San Pablo Ave.
Like many, I went home for the holidays to be with family. While home , I took a walk in my old “hometown downtown”- Syracuse, New York. It conjured up a lot of memories walking for a few miles along the Creekwalk, a newly opened path through the heart of the old city. Here’s my… Read More Syracuse Rising- A Rust Belt Love Story
A couple of months ago, I set out on my latest “Grand Tour” Amble. But this was no ordinary amble, no this felt more like a journey to the center of the earth. For on this day I was traveling to Google’s world headquarters, or as it has come to be known, the “Googleplex”. Here’s… Read More Grand Tour.15-A Journey To The Googleplex