Saturday, July 27, 2013

Gordon Jenkins conducts

Click, cut, paste, whatever. This is a charming 7-minute YouTube of Frank Sinatra in the recording studion with the Gordon Jenkins orchestra.

A beautiful song, typical of the time (ca. 1965) augmented by shop talk and comments.

You will enjoy. That's an order. I loved it. :)

Thursday, July 25, 2013


There she is, at full speed, up on her foils.
San Francisco Bay today during practice rounds.
There may be no faster sailboats than this year's America's Cup boats.
Wow! :)

Monday, July 22, 2013

That's us! Up there in the sky.

That's Earth, as seen from behind Saturn. Do we live in an exciting time or what?

Thursday, July 18, 2013

The Mighty have Fallen

Ford Motor Company, Detroit Michigan, 1913

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Beautiful West Marin County

Donald Kinney is a photographer residing in Marin County and capturing its contrasting splendors daily at His lens travels from China Camp on San Pablo Bay, up and around Mt. Tamalpais, and down to the meadows and beaches at the edge of the continent.
Recently he posted a scene which perfectly typifies the character of Point Reyes and West Marin County.
Click to enlarge.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

This, ladies and gentlemen, is important!

It's the first landing at sea of an RX-47 drone. Granted the seas were calm, but you have to start somewhere. This experimental craft was first waved off in a planned maneuver and then came around for a second, successful landing, catching the third wire.
You will be hearing much more about these things. Related: the useful life of U.S. aircraft carriers has just been extended greatly.

Stay tuned. . .

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Definitely San Francisco

This is so absolutely descriptive, I could not resist.
Thanks to SFist, and to Google, Blue Bottle, Satyrs, Dolores or Bernal Park, etc., etc., etc.