Using nature to heal

August was a particularly difficult month for me, having received some personal health news that forced me to evaluate and make some immediate changes to my lifestyle. While the main focus of these changes revolved around diet and exercise, there were other changes that I have implemented (and are considering) that were caused my aContinue reading “Using nature to heal”

Margaret Bourke-White

I spent a lot of time looking at Margaret Bourke-White’s photos, on this The Atlantic article. Such amazing work, still relevant today. What a life! Bourke-White held numerous “firsts” in her professional life—she was the first foreign photographer allowed to take pictures of Soviet industry, she was the first female staff photographer for LIFE magazine and madeContinue reading “Margaret Bourke-White”

I am loaning money to Starbucks

I subscribe to, and enjoy, Dave Perell’s Monday Musings newsletter. This morning’s contained a link to an article on Starbucks, which I found very interesting. Basically, when Starbucks customers add money to the company’s app, they are effectively giving the coffee giant a free loan. At Starbucks’ scale, the benefits are enormous.  Dave Perell PerContinue reading “I am loaning money to Starbucks”

Life-changing writing prompts

On a suggestion from an email newsletter that I subscribe to, I ordered a set of Life-Changing Questions. It looks like they won’t print and ship to me until mid-September which gives me something to look forward to. I’m looking forward to using them as writing prompts. I envision using them for blog and (private)Continue reading “Life-changing writing prompts”

Anna Larson’s “Acting Alone”

I first heard this track as part of this week’s “New Mix” episode, from NPR Music. It’s haunting, poignant, genuine. It’s worth listening to with complete focus. Anna Larson wrote [Bob Boilen] to say, “I wish I didn’t live in a world where writing a song about senseless gun violence was something I had toContinue reading “Anna Larson’s “Acting Alone””

Recently Read, Watched, and Listened

Read How to Break Up With Your Phone, by Catherine Price – I liked this read. The first part of the book gives you the facts and the “why”. The second part of the book talks through the “how” using a 30-day plan. While I haven’t (yet) participated in this plan, I can see howContinue reading “Recently Read, Watched, and Listened”

Two murals in Matsui Alley

During yesterday’s visit to Federalist Public House, I captured two murals located nearby. All three locations (the murals and the restaurant) are within the same block in Matsui Alley. I really like both of them. I love how dreamy this one looks, especially with the color combination the artist chose. It looks like Michelle BladeContinue reading “Two murals in Matsui Alley”

Federalist Public House

Me: I’m craving a wood-fired pizza. Wife: Same. Federalist Public House has been on my list almost since the first day we arrived in Sacramento. I first saw their gorgeous wood-fired pizzas on their Instagram feed. Frankly, it’s a little mind-boggling that it has taken this long for us to try them. We found ourselvesContinue reading “Federalist Public House”