Author: Shawn

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CoronaCast 2: Furloughed!

CoronaCast 2: Furloughed!

Mike joined me for a discussion about his experience being furloughed as a result of novel coronavirus COVID-19. This audio was recorded two days ago.

CoronaCast 1: Sheltering-at-Home

CoronaCast 1: Sheltering-at-Home

Jen joined me to have a conversation about novel coronavirus COVID-19. The audio was recorded two days ago, during our first full day of shelter-at-home, as ordered by the state of California. We shared what we know about where COVID-19 might’ve come from. (Virus reservoirs!)

January 2020

January 2020

I was struggling to find something to write about regarding last month. Seems the winter doldrums are inescapable, even here on the Central Coast. In preparing the photos for this post, I noticed a theme emerging, as most of the images are related to the many large housing/hotel developments all over town. I’ve been documenting …

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15 Years of Podcasting

15 Years of Podcasting

This month marks my 15th anniversary in podcasting. It’s not a terribly exciting story but one that I think is worth recounting. Summer 2004 I’d created my first “real” website with a domain name. I had this idea to record “radio shows” and post them on that site. Maybe people would find them?

Lunar New Year Lion Dance 2020

Lunar New Year Lion Dance 2020

The Cal Poly Asian Pacific Islander Faculty and Staff Association‘s Lion Dance Team performed today in honor of Lunar New Year. The performance took place outside of Oki Momo Asian Grill.

300 List

300 List

A few months back, a friend introduced me to a Steve Harvey “motivational” video. Harvey’s over-the-top references to god and vision boards are a bit much for my cynical outlook. But I do appreciate actionable ideas. And Harvey has one of those.

Ghosts of Chinatown

Ghosts of Chinatown

On a recent trip downtown, I noticed this interesting reflection on the east wall of the Palm Theatre. The reflection was created by wind ripples on a piece of transparent construction shielding that was hanging on the building behind me. Video recorded with iPhone XS Max and edited in ScreenFlow. Music by Monplaisir, used under …

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December 2019

December 2019

December, AKA Big Holiday Month. Ever the contrarian, I didn’t take many holiday-themed photos last month. The rainy season arrives later with each passing year, it seems. But we did finally get some decent storms in California. I didn’t get any rain photos this time, but I did manage to (sorta) capture one rainbow (and …

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RIP, Morris

RIP, Morris

In the months after moving to California in 2005, I visited a pet shop in Santa Maria. I hadn’t left that day with the intention of adopting a new pet. I guess I was taken with a fit of spontaneity upon seeing the different birds at the shop that day. One in particular, an energetic …

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