“Jammin’ with Jeff Bezos” – Episode 1: Redmond Real Salt® at The Redwood Bistro

Unofficial transcript of a conversation between Amazon founder and world’s wealthiest man, Jeff Bezos, with Amazon Associate, Bradley N. (Recorded live in at The Redwood Bistro in San Mateo County, California). Jeff: Well, thanks for the invitation to visit with you. What a lovely spot! Bradley: Well, Jeff, thanks to you for coming out here.Continue reading ““Jammin’ with Jeff Bezos” – Episode 1: Redmond Real Salt® at The Redwood Bistro”

Songs From the Woods: A Reflective Review of Blindfaller, by Mandolin Orange.

Several years ago, I attended a fantastic live performance by Mandolin Orange, who were then on tour promoting their new album, Blindfaller. The concert took place at the Old Barn on the grounds of Sonoma Valley’s historic Gundlach Bundschu Winery in November of 2017, as the sun was setting over the burn-scarred surrounding mountains. ItContinue reading “Songs From the Woods: A Reflective Review of Blindfaller, by Mandolin Orange.”

Mindfulness Begins at Home: My Wintertime Tea and Coffee Rituals.

I am a firm believer in the power of rituals. They fix us in a time and space of our own choosing and can provide comfort us when the world surrounding us seems strange, uncertain, or entirely beyond our powers of influence. Rituals are repeated actions that convey a sense of solidity that some thingsContinue reading “Mindfulness Begins at Home: My Wintertime Tea and Coffee Rituals.”

My Williams Memories: Five Senses Then, Five Insights a Quarter Century Later

The Five Senses: sight, sound, taste, smell, & feel The Five Insights: knowledge, realization, appreciation, consciousness, & experience The sight then of snow falling on frozen metal fan blades slowly rotating in the winter wind on David Hammon’s public art installation, “Rock Fan” and wondering what the controversy surrounding it was all about, really. TheContinue reading “My Williams Memories: Five Senses Then, Five Insights a Quarter Century Later”

Why I Left Williams College Twenty-Five Years Ago and Have Not Been Back Since.

By Bradley Naranch, Class of 1996 I left Williams College in the late summer of 1996, several months after graduating summa cum laude with highest honors in History and German. I have not returned since. When I departed, I did not think about looking back. I was far too interested in getting out instead. AimingContinue reading “Why I Left Williams College Twenty-Five Years Ago and Have Not Been Back Since.”