Mark Knopfler’s Sailing to Philadelphia Two Decades Later.

Rediscover the “lost art” of making an album by revisiting this Mark Knopfler classic from 2000. Sailing to Philadelphia by Mark Knopfler is available on Amazon. One of things that live streaming and downloadable songs by demand has tended to obscure is just how beautiful a well crafted album of original music once could be.Continue reading “Mark Knopfler’s Sailing to Philadelphia Two Decades Later.”

Mark Knopfler, Down the Road Wherever – an Appreciation.

Mark Knopfler, Down the Road Wherever is available on Amazon. Moody melodies, quirky turns of phrase, superb supporting cast, & virtuoso guitar tones aplenty. Over the course of a musical career spanning more than five full decades, Mark Knopfler has learned to do three things extremely well. He has become a master storyteller, due inContinue reading “Mark Knopfler, Down the Road Wherever – an Appreciation.”

Golden Songs from a Golden Heart: Reflections of Mark Knopfler’s First Solo Album

It took me ten years to realize how fantastic Mark’s debut solo album, Golden Heart, truly is. That’s right: it took me ten years to realize that “Golden Heart” is an amazing solo debut album by Dire Straits’ frontman, Mark Knopfler, whose father left Hungary to escape the Nazis and whose wife, Kitty Aldridge, mustContinue reading “Golden Songs from a Golden Heart: Reflections of Mark Knopfler’s First Solo Album”

Gender Non-Binary Civil Rights: An Online Movement for the 21st Century

I just posted the inaugural issue of The Chronicles of Nonia on Revue, Twitter’s new long format news and opinion web site. It is a newsletter that showcases the talents and identities of gender non-binary writers, artists, outdoor enthusiasts, environmental activists, and business entrepreneurs. As America’s newest and least known minority group, gender non-binaries areContinue reading “Gender Non-Binary Civil Rights: An Online Movement for the 21st Century”

The Core Principles of Green Product Design

An Urgent Appeal to Silicon Valley The time long has passed since Silicon Valley was an epicenter of paradigm-shifting technological innovation that inspired the world. It has become a comfortable place of entrenched institutional power instead. Nowhere is this more evident than in the failure to excel in the field of cutting edge green productContinue reading “The Core Principles of Green Product Design”

Big Dreams in the Big Sky

A modest review of John Mayer’s 2013 album, Paradise Valley. Anyone who reviews this album without mentioning “Montana” has clearly missed the point. Dear John, I think that I had to move to Montana to realize what a gifted artist you are. Without the Big Sky, it is all just hot air, isn’t it? CaseContinue reading “Big Dreams in the Big Sky”

America’s Backroads with Jeff Bezos: Big Basin Redwoods State Park, Boulder Creek, CA

Episode 2: Bosch Icon wiper blades. Unofficial transcript of a conversation between Amazon.com founder, Jeff Bezos, and sempervirens117.com founder, Bradley Naranch. Jeff: Hi everyone, and welcome to Episode 2 of “America’s Backroads with Jeff Bezos,” a new Amazon Studios documentary series in which I explore the hidden corners of the American landscape in search ofContinue reading “America’s Backroads with Jeff Bezos: Big Basin Redwoods State Park, Boulder Creek, CA”