|Location||Palo Alto, CA, United States|
|Introduction||This is my journey from high-tech to low-tech, from left brain to right brain.|
I am a retired software developer, museum junkie, avid traveler, florist, calligrapher, and event designer. This blog celebrates the human spirit and the wonderment of nature.
Read more about me here.
|Interests||travel, calligraphy, event design, paper art, quilts, photography, books, fine art, publishing, photography, floral design, sewing, embroidery, food, birds, origami, flowers, textiles, art deco, books, fine art, vermeer, audubon, mosaic tiles, vintage, science, nature, technology, jazz, music, art, museums, floristry, baseball, Galapagos Islands, eco-awareness, wildlife. African safari|
|Favorite Movies||Anything with Audrey Hepburn, any Alfred Hitchcock, any Marilyn Monroe, The Man Who Would be King, It Happened One Night, Spanglish, Lawrence of Arabia, Chocolat, Babette's Feast, Indochine, The Manchurian Candidate, Pulp Fiction, High Society, High Noon, Juno, Tea with Mussolini, A River Runs Through It, Bridge on the River Kwai, The Great Escape, The Year of Living Dangerously, Summertime, Kite Runner, Capote, Slumdog Millionaire, The Big Night, The Social Network|
|Favorite Music||Frank Sinatra, Stan Getz, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Dave Brubeck, Michael Buble, The Beatles, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, Nora Jones, Shania Twain, George Benson, The Rolling Stones, Ottmar Liebert, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Eric Clapton, George Winston, Israel Kamakawiwo'ole, Nat King Cole, Patsy Cline, Prince, Steely Dan, Al Jarreau, Ramsey Lewis, Cee Lo Green, Adele|
|Favorite Books||Girl with the Pearl Earring, Lords of Discipline, The Glass Castle, The Girls, Lonesome Dove, The Kitchen God's Wife, Kitchen Confidential, Flower Confidential, Pillars of the Earth, Water for Elephants, Stones from the River, Operating Instructions, Jane Eyre, Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, The Good Earth, Loving Frank, The Housekeeper and the Professor, Cannery Row, The Help, Cutting for Stone, The Samurai's Garden|