Life

Soundcloud: background city sounds

Do you miss the sounds of city life? Here’s 24 minutes of Chicago background sounds.

I always enjoyed my 24-minute stereo recording of walking through downtown Chicago. But now I really appreciate this recording of how Chicago used to sound before stay-at-home orders. Plus, after two months of not being downtown, I miss these everyday urban sounds. Recorded using a Marantz PMD620, the quality is nice. And did I mention …

Do you miss the sounds of city life? Here’s 24 minutes of Chicago background sounds. Read More »

Stay at home challenge - Photograph all the door knobs in your residence 1

Stay at home challenge: Photograph all the door knobs in your residence

Lately everyone has been sharing creative projects to do at home. Usually they are cute like putting a teddy bear in your front window. But how about a quirky project? Photograph all the doorknobs in your residence. Ever pay attention to your doorknobs? They are so critical and intimate. To open a door, you need …

Stay at home challenge: Photograph all the door knobs in your residence Read More »

purple teddy bear sitting in window for #TeddyBearHunt

Teddy Bear Hunt

People are setting teddy bears in their front window, so people can walk around on a #teddybearhunt making your neighborhood friendlier. Here’s our little purple bear. Put a bear in your window. More teddy bears people have put in their window

Fun with toilet paper from the past

Google Photos is a lot of fun. Upload all your photos, and Google will use artificial intelligence to identify what’s in your photos. Since everyone has been talking about toilet paper for the past week, I searched for the in-demand product in my Google Photos. Here’s what the past has brought up. 2011: One sheet …

Fun with toilet paper from the past Read More »

Einstein on time being a stubbornly persistent illusion

What is time? Shortly before his death, Albert Einstein wrote: “The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.” What is the context of this quote? I accidentally came across a discussion about this quote in a podcast that appeared at the top of my Soundcloud stream: Carlo Rovelli — …

Einstein on time being a stubbornly persistent illusion Read More »