La Super-Rica Taqueria. I should write them.

The first time Vin and I discovered La Super-Rica Taqueria in Santa Barbara, it was so good that we went there TWICE in two days!  A guy at a bar told us he’d done that when he discovered the taqueria that Julia Child herself loved. Apropos of ‘thank you’s I should write’ — I’m putting…

Crocodile-covered portable. Be still, my heart.

http://antiques-furniture-online.com/v/RARE+TRAVEL+TYPEWRITER/P7955 I don’t know who “LINDA HORN” is, but I’m going to need to start following her site — look at this magnificent portable she’s selling! For $7,500 — you can buy a travel typewriter all covered in crocodile. It looks incredible. I’d rather have this than a purse! I told my friend Carol Polisner…

Camp Grounded. A place to kick high tech.

Melissa Crandall sent me a story about a camp in Mendocino designed to help people detox from their devices. Typewriters are a featured part of the recovery, as the reporter discovered (this is her poem). I just have one question:  where would I go to detox from typewriters? https://experiencelife.com/article/digital-detox/?et_cid=873951&et_rid=41089693&et_attr1= Please Share

ADHD and focus.

I was not diagnosed with ADHD as a child.  Nobody even knew what it was. I got good grades, but I had to study hard.  Math was my downfall. but my friend Gregory McAllester tutored me through it. I needed to move — tennis, walking, jogging — and that helped quiet my brain.  I functioned fairly…

Shameless flattery will get you everywhere.

My mother’s a better ‘clip artist’ than I am — and she reads more profound magazines than I do… in this case, THE ECONOMIST. This says:  “CONTACTS ULTIMATELY MEAN CONTRACTS”. Other great quotes: * Networking is not just for the elites. * “Networking can be considered an investment that pays off in the future.” * “Abandon all…

Acknowledgement makes you want to give more…

I was on the phone yesterday with Kim from the Da Vinci Design School.  We were talking about the importance of “soft social skills” for kids whose parents may not have taught them how important it is to reach out & network as a way to build one’s brand.   I told Kim I believe…

UCSC, 50 years later & praise for a Professor.

Hopefully, we all have at least one teacher who made a difference in our lives. For me, it was Professor Page Stegner at UC Santa Cruz. I took an Independent Study from him about John Steinbeck — appropriate, since we were in Steinbeck’s old neighborhood and Cannery Row was just a thumb-ride away. I had…

Woody Allen, who only uses a typewriter — joins Amazon.

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/tv/la-et-st-amazon-woody-allen-20150114-story.html#page=1   Woody Allen, the L.A. Times article says has partnered with AMAZON streaming video service.   “Allen and Amazon are an unusual pairing Allen is an unrepentant Luddite who bangs out screenplays on the same manual typewriter he’s used for half a century and reportedly prints out his emails and dictates responses to an…

Identify 3 good things — improve your life.

This “SELF” magazine article says:  “Sending a handwritten letter of gratitude can have a powerful effect on its recipient — and surprisingly, on you, too.” “When you send a note to tell a friend how happy you are to her have in your life, you not only make her day but you lift your own…