Up in the Air, Junior Birdman

Some long-time readers of this blog may recall that I won a contest last July at Lesley’s Bucketlist Publications. My prize was a 25-minute jetpack flight in Newport Beach, California with the wonderful folks at Jetpack America. Last week I was able to cash in my prize, throw caution to the wind and take flight…

Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge

This is the view looking up at the bottom of a descending spiral staircase in San Francisco’s Fort Point.     Note: I have been chosen by Cee as one of five featured featured Photographers for this Week 29 Challenge. Thank you, Cee, and congratulations to the other 4 photographers: Foto Challenge Ritva’s Art –…

Tom, Dick and Harry Redux

 Being a good writer means knowing how to edit: taking what you’ve written and stripping out the dulling distractions so your ideas shine. It’s not always easy, but it is necessary. —Michelle W., Kill Your Darlings, The Daily Post It has been more than three months since I started this story of Tom, Dick and Harry…

Songs From the Stairwell

San Francisco Giants’ Third Base Coach, Tim Flannery, and pitcher, Jake Peavy, get together in the stairwell of Denver’s Ritz Hotel to sing Townes Van Zant’s ballad, Pancho and Lefty. Related Link: Giants pitcher Jake Peavy sings “Pancho and Lefty” (and it’s perfect)