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My California Adventure: Treasures Hiding in Plain Sight

My trip to Northern California took me to many worlds in one world. I witnessed the seductive possibilities of San Francisco, a city I have always enjoyed visiting, and have spent precious too little time exploring… journeyed to the hinterlands of Fresno in California’s San Joaquin Valley… then enjoying the cosmopolitan charm of Sacramento, the state capital. In those seven…

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Thoughts on Beingness: Natural Human Energetic Flight

  California Condor Overhead, originally uploaded by phaelosopher.   A Question…. Since there is One Mind, One Intelligence, One Brain…. AND …Since humankind’s ability to travel via flying has always been there….yet…. just manifested successfully in the last century…. How Do You Think The Day Will Come About When All Of Us Can FLY With Our Own Natural Bodies At…

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Jeff Lorber and Brian Bromberg Perform at The Buttes

Radio station KYOT (95.5 FM), the main listening stop for smooth jazz in the Phoenix area, is heavily involved in promoting the genré via concert series and performances throughout the year. They have formed alliances with some of the fine hotels or resorts around town and created a place for their jazz and live music loving listening audience to get…

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Upcoming Thoughts on Travel (and Images)

Last month the March edition of Natural Awakenings (Arizona) Magazine introduced a travel and discovery column called “Go & Tell” written by yours truly. The article was about the Valley of Fire State Park, located 50 miles north of Las Vegas, near Overton. The April edition features a story about Pie Town, a small “dot” on U.S. Rt. 60 in western New Mexico, that we passed…

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2007 Vintage Reunion DVD Ships

Happily, I’ve completed the video for the 3rd Annual Vintage Reunion, which I shipped on DVD last Friday. The main program runs 61 minutes. I added a second video comprised of 311 still images, and set to a music soundtrack of two performances from the 2006 KSBR Birthday Bash at San Juan Capistrano, California; one an opening performance by the…

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A Couple of Weeks in This Life

While I wouldn’t necessarily call it a hiatus, I haven’t placed any new entries here for what seems like quite some time. I’ve focused quite a bit of thought and energy toward in other creative efforts, which included: editing the video from the 2007 Reunion Karting event in Riverside (which I’m finishing up now) videotaping a local performance of tenor saxophonist, Azar Lawrence at…

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On 'the Origins' of Karting From One of its Founders

In my recent post where I explored the origins of karting, my recollection of the chronology of the sport’s beginnings was, shall we say, a bit off. It was while reviewing an interview with Duffy Livingstone, who could be called, the Godfather of Karting, shot in 2005 on my Reunion and Remembrance DVD. As you’ll see, there were quite a…

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Vintage Kart Racers Stay Forever Young

I traveled to California last week to cover the 3rd Annual Vintage Karting Association Reunion event, at Adams Kart Track, in Riverside, CA. This was one fine gathering of the pioneers of the sport of karting, which has become the cradle of professional motorsports, as well as the perpetual playground for the “quick at heart” of all ages. Kids can…

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Thoughts on Existence: Visible Evidence of Intent

It Began With a Red Sky I looked out the window as twilight approached, and the sky had the most unusual and fascinating hue. A low pressure system was heading our way, but in combination with the light that the sun gave off as it kissed the horizon yet one more time, the resulting image only left me in awe.…

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