Two articles have popped up about an exhibit at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco called “Predicting the Past: Zohar Studios, The Lost Years.” The first link was from the intrepid New York Review of Books Daily blog; Zohar Studios’: An Invented Artist’s Lively Inventions by J. Hoberman and the second link is from … [Read more…]
In the Guardian, an essay on the goal of Chuck Feeney, who gave away around $8 billion during his life. Still with us at 89, Mr. Feeney lives in San Francisco in a rented apartment. Billionaire Chuck Feeney achieves goal of giving away his fortune Rupert Neate Sat 19 Sep 2020 Irish-American mogul’s philanthropic foundation … [Read more…]
In the 1990’s, we got to know this winery up county off Dry Creek. Bob Stemmler produced Bellissimo, a marvelous rich, red claret. The winery is gone, but the fond memories of sending a bottle back to the kitchen at Chez Panisse lives on. We’d buy it by the case, it was a “reasonably” priced … [Read more…]
WOMAN KILLED ON STOCKTON STREETS. (By United Press) Hanford Sentinel 19 December 1918 Stockton, Dec. 17. – Mystified by the murder of Mrs. Alice Kroyer, the police Monday admitted they had learned nothing that would clear up the identity of the murderer who killed her with a blow from an iron bar late Saturday night. … [Read more…]
From the August 18, 2020 New York Times: Peter V. Tytell, a Typewriter Whisperer, Is Dead at 74 Raised in his parents’ typewriter repair shop, he became renowned for his ability to help resolve disputes over documents’ authenticity. Peter V. Tytell, whose knowledge of the intricacies of typewriters, shaped amid the Olivettis, Underwoods and Royals … [Read more…]
True BelieversThe Man Who Brian Eno Called ‘the Daddy of Us All’ La Monte Young, the composer who quietly shaped much of contemporary Western music, reaches his last act.
More news from 1918 – a couple of telling articles: Red Bluff Daily News 29 October 1918 SALOONS REFUSE TO OBEY ORDERS BOARD OF HEALTH STOCKTON, October 26 —The saloon keepers of Tracy, backed up by the attitude of Mayor N. S. Dwelly, are keeping open today in defiance of the order of the city … [Read more…]
One scathing essay and one graphic strip in the New York Review Daily which need sharing: The first is an essay from David Rothkopf: ‘The Most Ignorant and Unfit’: What Made America’s Worst Ever Leader? “Being president,” former First Lady Michelle Obama has said, “doesn’t change who you are, it reveals who you are.” In … [Read more…]
On their web site, Mark Quattrocchi explains the why of their donations of internet hot spots to rural and unconnected students in Sonoma County. This effort is also written up in the Press Democrat on May 2, 2020. We all need a feel good moment every once in a while.
For those who want to get away to the beach and watch the surf, a 28 minute video of the surf at Salmon Creek Beach tossing a log about is just the ticket. It can be accessed here and has no other purpose than to allow us to escape and enjoy the forces of the … [Read more…]