New SFMOMA Dazzles as Showplace for Modern and Contemporary Art

New SFMOMA Dazzles as Showplace for Modern and Contemporary Art

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s newest patron wears a fuzzy pink onesie. The baby girl is strapped face forward, arms and legs dangling, into a supportive carrier on her father’s chest. Dad holds a bottle up to his daughter’sRead more

Candace Rose Rardon Perfects the Art of Travel

Candace Rose Rardon Perfects the Art of Travel

Visualize the life of Candace Rose Rardon: Visiting and living in 50 countries, 19 of them in one year alone. Hiking solo on a 220-mile pilgrimage through rural Turkey. Driving an auto-rickshaw 2,000 miles across India. Bathing an elephant inRead more

Pittsburgh’s Duquesne Incline and Nationality Rooms Prove Worth the Wait

Pittsburgh’s Duquesne Incline and Nationality Rooms Prove Worth the Wait

The trip takes only two and a half minutes, but you have the world at your feet the entire time. Mode of travel: the Duquesne Incline. Destination: the top of Mt. Washington in Pittsburgh. Ask Pittsburghers where to go for theRead more

The Sounds of Sonoma

The Sounds of Sonoma

“The hills are alive with the sound of music.” No offense to Julie Andrews and the producers of the blockbuster musical The Sound of Music, but the Austrian Alps have nothing on the Sonoma Mountains and Mayacamas Mountains when it comesRead more

Sampling the Arts in Raleigh

Sampling the Arts in Raleigh

How wonderful to have friends who place top bids in online charity auctions and then ask you to share their winnings. Our friends, Carole and Keith, did just that when she was the recipient of a four-person food and artRead more

Living with the Eames Legacy

Living with the Eames Legacy

The date was August 21. To Bill and me, it was just the third Wednesday of the month. When we sat down with sculptor Llisa Demetrios that morning at her home and studio in Sonoma County for an interview aboutRead more

Jean Schulz on Charles M. Schulz

Jean Schulz on Charles M. Schulz

Posted from Glen Ellen, CA “If you read the strip, you would know me. Everything I am goes into the strip.” Charles M. Schulz After visiting the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center in Santa Rosa, I had theRead more

Museum Magic for the Peanuts Gang

Museum Magic for the Peanuts Gang

Posted from Glen Ellen, CA “The only thing I ever wanted to be was a cartoonist. That’s my Life. Drawing. I would draw comic strips even if I weren’t getting paid for it…..I’m obsessed with thinking of funny things.” CharlesRead more