Celebrate the Summer Solstice: New York

Paris has its lights, Rome its crooked alleys, London its misty Thames. But nowhere is as breathlessly romantic as New York City. You can’t put a price on love, so mix in some splurges alongside simpler pleasures. Overlooking the Hudson and also the New Jersey Palisades, Wave Hill may be a public inexperienced area and cultural…

Lend Me Your Ears: Bedroom Producer

As a teenager, Rechtshaid set up a small studio in his parents’ garage, and started recording and producing friends’ bands. One of his first public releases was by the rapper Murs, a friend from high school. Yes, I used a machine to record. when a naked man’s chasing a woman through an alley with a…

Ideas from a Working Garage: Brother Moto

I spend a lot of time in the garage. In fact I’ve spent a lot of time in it since 1991. When we were finally ready to buy a house, my wife wanted her own good sized kitchen and I wanted a two car garage. If we got that, we’d both be happy! Truth be…

Capturing The Pacific Coast: Seattle Cycling

If you’ve been on a path in a urban center, you’ve most likely seen my cycle tire marks there. The last few weeks of cycling have been fun, and I end visits with a fire and hot low to heat up in my rain-soaked boot. “I didn’t know what I was doing, so I made…