Category: Loft Life

Back in 3D Space!

I had been asked by the previous Homeowners Association if it was possible for me to photograph the building and create masks so that we could visualize different color treatments. This would be simple except that there is no vantage point from which to get a decent shot of the building. That was just the Read More

Two Tough Acts to Follow

Last night our excellent neighbors Steve and Diane hosted their second event designed to showcase the many talents of our wonderful neighbors. The first featured violinist Julia Ogrydziak, and was a great success. Last night’s venue included Tara Forth, her piano and her surprisingly lovely voice. I’ve known Tara for a couple years now, but Read More

Loft Living Rocks!

One of the very best things about loft life is that we get to live among so many interesting neighbors. Kelly and I are surrounded by artists, scientists, writers, musicians, lawyers, architects and at least one very lovely and talented singer. Fellow Wisconsinite Tara Forth will be treating us to an evening of wine and Read More

Tax Day Celebration

Neighbors Ann and Donelda celebrate the end of tax season with delicious home made pizza, wine and a few lucky neighbors.     Read More

Happy Birthday, Dude!!

Thanks so much to all who came to thedude’s party. Jim and Kelly are blessed to have the best friends (and neighbors!) in the world. We love you all! Read More

First Batch + Birthday Bash

How exciting! We baked our first batch of cookies in our new convection oven. They turned out awesome! Naturally, I had to eat about 10 of Kelly’s delicious chocolate chip cookies just to be sure. Mmmmm yes – perfect! Later we strolled to the nearby Portico Lofts to help Tony and friends celebrate his birthday. Read More

Fourth of July

Another July Fourth is history. The day was lovely, and featured gorgeous weather, meat on a stick, wine, beer, family, friends and fireworks – a splendid day. Thanks to all our teriffic neighbors for opening their doors last night.    Read More

No Triple Crown for Funny Cide

Despite plenty of positive vibes from Kelly and Orion, there was to be no triple crown winner today. Even I was a bit disappointed… Read More

Maria’s Here!

One of my most-est favorite-est people in the world is visiting. She left her partner William at home in Glen Ellen to come and spend a few days with her old pals at Fourth Street Lofts. Maria is one of the reasons I love living here as much as I do. She lived in the Read More

Total Lunar Eclipse

The skyline, some friends and the wonders of our Solar System.      Read More

Robbie Returns!

Our dear friend and neighbor Robbie is back from more than a month in Bali. She had such a wonderful time that claims she’s ready to move there. (Make sure you have a guest bedroom for Jim and Kelly!) She took an Esalen massage class at the Melati Cottages in Ubud, Bali. Now, in order Read More

It’s Derby Day!

One of Kelly’s favorite days of the year. Here she is – margarita in hand cheering on Buddy Gil. Does he have a chance? We’ll see… She also mentioned Peace Rules. Of course, neither of us ever picks a winner. Read More

Virtual Tours

If you have never clicked on my Virtual Tours link – do it now. If you’re interested, I used four different cameras in the making of these, but just one piece of software – PhotoVista – dataing back to the days when it was part of John Scully’s Live Picture. (Later it was owned by Read More

A Bird in the Han

Sorry, I just could not resist… It was just too obvious. You see, I just met my new neighbor Han, and Han just met Orion. Han and his charming girlfriend came over after work tonight. They seem like a teriffic addition to our building. He keeps the streets of Santa Clara safe at night and Read More

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