Ballet Dictionary

Ballet Terminology À la seconde To the side or in the second position. À la seconde usually means a movement done by the feet to the side such as a ‘tendu’, ‘glisse’ or ‘grand battement. A technically challenging type of turn is a pirouette à la seconde, where the dancer spins with the working leg […]

New Wing Paddle

I’m currently using a “Flyer” wing paddle with a mid-sized blade from Fast Kayak in Central California. I’ve been using it for years and I love it. I’d like to try a smaller blade and a higher cadence. Maybe a Braca XI Surf Ski paddle with a 675cm2 blade and a 217-227 shaft is my next paddle?

Coffee w the Candidates – Monterey Park District 2 Elections

You’re invited to coffee with Monterey Park City Council District 2 candidates Yvonne Yiu and Jennifer Love Tang.

Ellsworth Kelly’s Green Angle, 1970, is hung wrong at The Broad Museum

Ellsworth Kelly’s Green Angle is hung too low at The Broad Museum in Los Angeles. A pure figure work like Green Angle requires architectural space to complete the work. Broad Curators: let it breathe!

iPhone8 vs Nikon D750

The Hype I’ve heard for years that the iPhone has a “great” camera. And certainly, all cell phone cameras have gotten better over time. Let’s take a look at how a few different cameras compare: iPhone8 native camera (2017) iPhone8 RAW (Lightroom)(2017) MotoG (2015) Nikon D750 (2014) Nikon D300 (2007) Nikon D70 (2004) I met […]

All the Sweet Stuff Claudia V. Solorzano

Claudia Solorzano’s All the Sweet Stuff is a ceramic, crochet, and performance installation. The superficial “Candy Heart” becomes a loaded signifier of the dynamics of human relationships.

How to move WordPress sites

After a lot of bad experiences trying to move WordPress sites, I’ve come up with this (slightly counterintuitive) recipe to Move WordPress sites to new homes.