California Moonrise

10 Dec 18

I live in the approximate center of California in Clovis, California (population just over 100,000), which is adjacent to the City of Fresno (population almost 500,000). I understand the actual geographic center of California is established in the town of North Fork, about 40 miles north of Fresno / Clovis. About 10 miles northwest of […]

06 Dec 18

[one_half][/one_half] [one_half_last] Age 17 years old Birthday May 22, 2001 Nationality American Gender Female [/one_half_last] Emma Chamberlain Wiki Emma Chamberlain is an American YouTube personality who goes viral for her self title youtube channel. She uploads videos such as fashion, makeup, travel and her daily & personal life vlogs on her channel. Her popularity help her […]

04 Dec 18
Mother Jones
After I took yesterday’s sunset picture over Big Bear Lake, I picked up my tripod, turned around to return to my car, and… …saw this picture. It’s part 2 of my quasi-diptych: Sunset and Moonrise at Big Bear. Enjoy. [inline_image id=”attachment_655777″ align=”none” width=”990″][figcap][credit]October 20, 2018, 6:04 pm — Lake Baldwin, California[/credit][/figcap][/inline_image][inline_image id=”attachment_655458″ align=”none” width=”990″][figcap][credit]October 20, 2018, 5:52 pm — Lake Baldwin, California[/credit][/figcap][/inline_image]
30 Nov 18
News from the San Diego Becks

I honestly don’t know how much I will add here.  Time and money aren’t at high availability right now and I don’t know how much I’ll be able to see in the theater over the next month or so.  I’m struggling just to get some regular posts completed.  This definitely won’t have the kind of […]

24 Nov 18


This morning, the perfectly circular Moon was setting in exactly the same spot where the Sun usually sets around May-August. The sky is hazy with smoke from burning California that already made it here, Moon disk plain, featureless, and it looked like an uncanny sunset from the time when some catastrophe already happened, we geoengineered […]

22 Nov 18
Taking On the World

Once I finally fell asleep I slept pretty good in my cozy little Rotorua home last night. But there was a lot more noise than last time I was there, neighbors, logging trucks on the highway, and who knows what else. I had set my alarm for 7:45 am, the White Island folks had indicated […]

18 Nov 18
Art Salazar

a film based on the memoir of Garrard Conley…having been raised in a fundamentalist Arkansas family…they enrolled him into a gay conversion therapy program…Lucas Hedges plays Jared…we know him from Lady Bird, Manchester By The Sea ( Supporting Oscar nomination ), and Three Billboards in Ebbing, Missouri…and small roles in Wes Anderson’s films Moonrise Kingdom […]

16 Nov 18

Words you need to know to understand California’s blazes.

12 Nov 18

Of all the noir femmes I can think of, Gail Russell had the saddest eyes. There was a reason for that. Russell appeared in four noirs during her career – Calcutta (1947), opposite Alan Ladd; Moonrise (1948), with Dane Clark and Lloyd Bridges; Night Has a Thousand Eyes (1948), starring Edward G. Robinson; and The […]

06 Nov 18
Epistle of Dude

Preliminaries I grew up in the 1980s and 1990s in California so this list likely reflects my time and place. Also, obviously, I’ve only put movies and tv that I’ve watched and remember, not those I haven’t watched nor remember. There are some classics of each genre that I haven’t seen. This is a list […]

03 Nov 18
Paul Gacek

Location: Man Cave in Berwick-upon-Tweed Contest: CQ Worldwide SSB, 48 hours over October 27 and 28, 2018 Contest Software Used: N1MM Portable operation: No Radio: Elecraft KX3, PX3 Panadapter and Hardrock 50  operating at 50 watts SSB Antenna: Cirro Mazzoni Baby Loop Bands used: 40m, 20m, 15m Hike:  None….I sat for ~16 hours (it was fun!) spread out over Saturday and Sunday Solo operation: Just me operating as […]

02 Nov 18

The following list is one I made to celebrate three decades on earth watching films. To qualify for the list, a film simply has to have been made between the years 1988-2018. I suppose I didn’t start watching films so intently until 2010/2011 when I started writing film reviews. However, my love for film has […]

01 Nov 18
Francesca Photo

Ansel Easton Adams (February 20, 1902 – April 22, 1984) was an American photographer of landscapes and landscapes. He is known for his black and white images of the American West, especially Yosemite National Park. Adams and Fred Archer developed the zone system as a way to determine the proper exposure and adjust the contrast […]