introducing ... Zom v2 alpha

... Pictured here at 10.5wks is the newest member of our family, a whopping 3.7cm from head to bum...Read More...

Vivaldi's surfing safari

... I was lucky enough to be invited back to Australia (my fifth opera with this company) to play baroque violin and join with my wonderful musician colleagues from around the world in this glorious piece of music. I'd do a poor job of explaining the Latin libretto, especially the wars, love triangles, beheadings, etc ... Read More...

culinaire

... a delicious sour cream dutch cocoa cake served with creme fraiche, morello cherries, strawberries and kiwifruit.
I then proceeded to eat said chocolate cake, though Z did get a slice ...Read More...

meet Nick the cat....

... No doubt he fancies himself as a big cat, though he's really quite a sook, hungry for warmth and attention ... but more often ... just hungry Happy...Read More...

dark energy...

... a couple of outsiders including Arno Penzias ... who received his nobel prize for detecting the "big bang". Suddenly I find myself in a conversation with the professor of physics at UC Davis, who's designing a new telescope ... Read More...

Hello 1960's

... We received the keys to our very own house three weeks ago and spent a couple of busy days moving in between furious stints of mopping, scrubbing & vacuuming both the new abode & our previous apartment ....Read More...

Bye bye 1920's ....

... We'll ( temporarily) miss the bikini-clad freshmen hawking their dorm's decrepit parking spaces @ $30 each, to the throngs of city-siders who venture across to the East Bay for a Beastie Boys concert ....Read More...

30 years and counting....

...Wonderful well-wishes flowing over the wire from all corners of the globe .... warm fuzzy feelings abound.
It's also great to hear that Ratatouille (the most recently exhibited of the Pixar films I've worked on) has just opened in Oz....Read More...

Zion UT, Vegas NV, San Diego CA

... man, this town is C.R.A.Z.Y .... they've built entire networks of canals indoors (elevated on the 2nd floor of a hotel) with gondolas & fake sky to mimic the city of Venice ... & lets not forget Vegas is smack in the middle of an inhospitable desert ... C.R.A.Z.Y!Read More...

Some kind of (coffee) geek

.... however unlike a Lamborghini he has a working clock, a very tiny radar signature and he makes gorgeous, velvety, aromatic espresso...Read More...

Pets!!

....Zoe is now the proud (giggling, excited, awestruck) parent of [wait for it!] ; 4 pet shrimp, a tumble-weed of algae & some bacteria. Sounds fun I know.... Read More...

Bay Rendezvous in Spring

...We're often complemented on our violin playing by the residents in the building ... evidently the solo bach permeates through the ninety year old superstructure .... I wonder what they think of the intermittent blippy chip music cranked out as Mario bounces along through the levels of this classic console game circa 1991....Read More...

Big people with little brains

...grown men & women hurtling down the cobbled incline at breakneck (& break-ankle) speeds, crashing into eachother (& the spectators) ... whilst wearing wacky costumes and riding toddler's plastic bikes & trikes (rated up to a meager 30kgs), only to dissipate just as randomly back into the city-scape and leave the street once again non-descript, save for the incredible view over San Francisco...Read More...

USA: A day in the life of...

Dom: How's Pockets?
Z: (looks up from her laptop screen)....Cheeky.
Dom: Did you kick him in the guts?
Z: Yeah.Read More...

I love(d) being 8 years old....

...I'm sure if I'd had the courage to attempt to spell "helicopter" (& the written evidence suggests I wouldn't have been successful) I likely would have upgraded the request...Read More...

Party time

...For some reason I pulled-up fine the following morning and took the opportunity for a relaxing stroll through Pacific Heights & around the Presidio but poor Zoe & Bryan weren't as fortunate with their recovery so heavy heads were carefully nursed to the taqueria where all was made well with the world...Read More...