A natural born writer who seeks out and finds adventure in the Big Sky – and lives to tell the tale!

Bryce Andrews, Badluck Way: A Year on the Ragged Edge of the West A Book Review – of sorts. [Warning! Overwrought analogies ahead!! Please proceed with further reading at your own risk]. It is abundantly clear from the first few pages of this wonderfully rendered, modern Montana memoir that its author, Bryce Andrews, was bornContinue reading “A natural born writer who seeks out and finds adventure in the Big Sky – and lives to tell the tale!”

Dr. Alexa Will See You Now: Riedel Cabernet Decanter

Unofficial transcript of an experimental talk therapy session between “Dr. Alexa®,” a licensed Amazon Prime customer support specialist, and Bradley N., an actual Amazon Prime customer. [This conversion was recorded live in Redwood City, California]. Dr. Alexa®: Hello there, Bradley N. How are you today? Bradley; Hello, Doctor Alexa®. I am doing well, thank youContinue reading “Dr. Alexa Will See You Now: Riedel Cabernet Decanter”

My Yogi Daily Affirmation

Tuesday, December 15, 2020 “Uncage Your Heart, Free Your Heart, Let it Be Wild.” I like to begin each weekday morning with a cup or two of Yogi herbal tea. While my favorite variety is ginger, there are many others available on the Yogi Storefront on Amazon from which to choose. I prefer to startContinue reading “My Yogi Daily Affirmation”

“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.”

Earth Week 2020: 5 Tips for Being Green in a Time of Social Distancing.

There are some years where one Earth Day is enough, when the news cycle isn’t dominated by a huge topic of Earth shattering importance. 2020, it obviously doesn’t work that way. We need a whole week’s worth of green activities in order to appreciate what really matters in life when viewed from a longer-term perspectiveContinue reading “Earth Week 2020: 5 Tips for Being Green in a Time of Social Distancing.”

Spanish style omelette (tortilla de patatas) without all the mess.

When I lived in Madrid one summer, I used to love making potato omelettes brimming no with caramelized yellow onions & soaked in local olive oil. Such simple pleasures had their downsides, however, in hours spent on a hot, steamy kitchen and lots of oily scents in hair & clothing. Now, I make the perfectContinue reading “Spanish style omelette (tortilla de patatas) without all the mess.”

Being Green has Always Been Easy – in the Santa Cruz Mountains, at Least.

I have been thinking at lot about being green lately. And not just because of my new blog and boutique Internet content creation business, http://www.sempervirens117.com (although it is a good excuse to mention it). It’s because of the flu pandemic and the talk about we as humans can best adapt to the Anthropocene epoch inContinue reading “Being Green has Always Been Easy – in the Santa Cruz Mountains, at Least.”