What did peace look like in Berkeley in the 1980s? The other day I got a close-up view. The city
In many years of going to the Alameda antiques market, I’ve stumbled across some unique and mysterious items, but nothing
I bought this sign at the Alameda antiques market after noticing it a few months in a row. I’m into
For years I’d been searching for a matched set of vintage wooden folding chairs. Recently, just as I was about
Most songs about political issues aren’t very good songs. But check out these tunes written in the 60s and 70s,
How do you prioritize solving the world’s problems? Can this even be done? Last night, I heard a guy speak,
Every good fight needs some fight songs, but the climate change battle doesn’t have many. People don’t sing much about car
“The frame of mind of the young hitchhiker is one of the freest frames of mind there is,” Stewart Brand
Just came across this list I wrote for the Quizlet company handbook in 2010. I was trying to convey some of
Electric cars in 2017 are selling at a snail’s pace – in the tens of thousands per year. At this
Got a puppy this week, after many years of wanting a dog. And he’s awesome.
Just went to a very cool afternoon of presentations at the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation on the Berkeley campus.
It took me a while after the election to come up with anything to say. The outcome didn’t surprise me,
Want a model railroad layout inside your house that takes up almost no space and is barely visible? Got a
While researching poster art for my virtual poster display, I’ve stumbled upon some great online collections. They’re hard to find, because
I went to my first official ‘house concert’ today – what’s up with these? I’d been hearing about them for
The late 1960s and early ’70s were a period of intense innovation in poster design, from psychedelic music posters to
When the sun rose on BART in 1972, it was a joyous, miraculous thing – the future had arrived. At
I visited the Berkeley Public Library the other day looking for planning drawings, to see what kind of ideas or
Newspapers (the printed kind) may be on the ropes, but they want you to know that they’re not dead yet.
Among all the random stuff I’ve collected over the years, this 1881 Boston phone book is one of the standouts.