Month: March 2014

Flight Tracking Apps and Websites

Flight Tracking Apps and Websites

I’m sitting at home, thinking maybe it’s time to fly off somewhere on vacation. I live in the San Francisco Bay Area, so I know that hundreds of planes are taking off and landing at local airports throughout the day and evening.

Plane Landing
(Enrique Galeano Morales Flickr Photo)

But who’s up there now?

Believe it or not, my mobile devices know the answer.

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Travel Photo Thursday: A Desert’s “Sense of Place”

Travel Photo Thursday: A Desert’s “Sense of Place”

On Tuesday I wrote about the Ruth Bancroft Garden, and oasis of sorts for arid-land plants.

And that set me to thinking about plants as defining a desert, giving it “a sense of place.”

Organ Pipe Cactus, Desert Botanical Garden

And in, turn, that thought prompted me to look back at photos that I had shot during past trips to Arizona’s Sonoran Desert.

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“Nebraska” Isn’t Not About Nebraska

“Nebraska” Isn’t Not About Nebraska

Nebraska (the movie) isn’t about Nebraska (the state).

Sure, it was filmed  in Nebraska, but also in Montana, Wyoming and South Dakota.

So it could just have well have been named after one of those other states of the union, or Nemowyosod, a meaningless word made up from letters found in the names of all four of them.

But unlike the majority of films reviews on Tales Told From The Road, Oscar-nominated Nebraska isn’t about “location, location, location!”

So what that heck is it about?

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