podfast, podfasting, podcasts

Podfast, a new word for 2019

I spent last week podfasting to prepare for a roadtrip. What is podfasting? Look it up: podfast n, the act of refraining from listening to any podcasts before a roadtrip or adventure abroad to maintain a sufficient number of new...

/ December 17, 2018
Google is Watching You

A Brief History of B&H Photo and the Google Creep Factor

I very much enjoyed this Brief History of B&H Photo which appeared on YouTube the other night. I’ve been a long time customer of theirs and have almost always had excellent experiences. But there’s one creepy footnote to how I...

/ December 16, 2018

Everything good about Seattle is dying: Naked City Brewery to Close

One impact of Amazon-driven growth is increased real estate costs and everyday costs for businesses and people. Naked City Brewery on Greenwood is closing December 21st. Naked City Greenwood’s Last Call After ten magical, glorious years of beer, food, and...

/ December 15, 2018
portland wild murals

You Can, In Portland Hunt for Street Art Murals

I do like this advertising campaign by the W+K agency, “You Can, In Portland.” It’s super cute and very much like the city, just needed some white people and homeless people* in the background to make it real. And, I...

/ December 4, 2018
yoga teacher training

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Seattle – Michelle Befus and Kathleen Lorenzo

Michelle Befus and Theresa Elliott are collaborating on a year long deep dive 200 hour yoga teacher training in 2019.

/ December 4, 2018
emma forever ago

Emma, Forever Ago on Soundbreaking

“Emma, Forever ago” holds a few of my favorite tracks. I like this short clip of Justin Vernon interviewed on the the late Beatles’ producer George Martin’s Soundbreaker. It highlights his use of the Mac’s ProTools to build an environment for him...

/ December 1, 2018

Climate Change Hits Whistler Blackcomb

Whistler Blackcomb may be the greatest ski resort in North America and it’s had some slow starts. I’ve been there when the lower third of the mountain is grass in December. But apparently, the opening snow base is super thin:...

/ November 28, 2018