• Learning an instrument?

    Are you learning an instrument and are looking for a welcoming group of musicians to play with?  I play with a regular group of musicians who play mostly bluegrass songs.  If you can play just a few notes (G, C, and D!) you can play bluegrass songs with us.

  • Need a new book?

    Looking for a new zombie book?   Something about how people survive the fall of the entire electric power grid due to an electromagnetic pulse (EMP)?  Head on over to my post-apocalyptic wiki www.BooksOfDoom.com.

  • Want to learn archery?

    My all-volunteer archery club meets every Saturday morning in Golden Gate park.  We offer very low-cost lessons (including equipment) to the public for between $20 and $30.  Learn how to sign up.

Naftali (Naphtali) Herz Imber

Way back in my wife’s family tree is a hilariously eccentric relative named Naftali Herz Imber (Wikipedia). He’s credited with having written the words to the Israeli National Anthem, “Hatikvah”. Recently I hired local historian Paula Freedman to dig up some information on him and his intersection with Sarah’s synagogue, …

Archery merit badge advancement

I am an archery merit badge counselor in the Bay area for the Boy Scouts of America. I can provide testing to allow scouts to pass the merit badge requirements and earn their badge. Here are specifics for how you can schedule time with me to complete the archery merit …

“The Last Days” (2013)

Haiku review World grinds to a halt Damn, agoraphobia! Movie needs more apes. The Last Days (2013) on Netflix

The Dog Stars by Peter Weller

A man, his beloved dog, and his airplane live through an apocalyptic pandemic without developing the cutthroat nature needed to survive in …

The Remaining Series by DJ Molles

A highly entertaining study of what could be accomplished if the military sequestered competent people and supplies in case of societal collapse. …