Archive for the ‘places + travel’ Category


Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

I just learned about this project this morning. I like it!

(I guess this was a good candidate for my first twitter tweet.)

This is the NYPD

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

More unnecessary force and an illegal arrest. Many officers in the NYPD continue to work of control and above the law.

Check out their use of pepper spray and especially how they deal with a bystander yelling during last week’s New School building occupation:

If you were living under a rock last year, here is the video of a bicyclist being thrown from his bike that got mainstream media coverage:

Stewart Brand on Gavin Newsom’s sustainable cities talk

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom gave a seminar for The Long Now Foundation entitled “Cities and Time”. If you live in San Francisco or are interested in Cities going “Green”, check out Stewart Brand‘s summary of the talk: Mayor Gavin Newsom, “Cities and Time”.

It’s interesting to read about some of the things the mayor would like to see happen in San Francisco. Of course, he won’t be in office to make good on his desires, but these kinds of comments are probably smart if you want to run for Governor of California. ;-)

Back at the old Harris Ranch …

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

A good, week-long, winter respite at the old Sonoma house …

Standard sunset over the vineyard

Disco Barn

Brandon\'s Barn

Brandon also put a couple of images on his blog.

Halloween Critical Mass

Thursday, November 6th, 2008

This year’s Halloween Critical Mass was as awesome as always. A few thousand (my guess) people showed up in costumes and lights and (of course) political motifs. After many rides over many years in San Francisco, and a few scary, but important, rides in Manhattan, the SF Halloween Mass is one event I’ll keep showing up to year after year. In fact, it sounds like this year it was the main Halloween event in the city!

There’s a great video made by Streetfilms and some wonderful pictures posted on the sfwiggle blog. Found via a Bike Blog NYC post. The Streetfilms‘ video is below.