Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Follow Your Passion: Inspirational TED Talk

Basecamp, CA -- If you've never heard of TED talks, you're in for a treat.  Go online at and see for yourself the myriad educational opportunities for learning.  This morning I listened to contrarian Larry Smith, an economist who helped launch the Blackberry.   His topic? Why you will fail to have a great career.  If you are as passionate about transformation as I am, take fifteen minutes and be inspired.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Indian Canyon: Heart of Palm Springs

Palm Springs, CA -- Indian Canyon is the resilient, yet fragile heart of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians. This holy oasis of canyons and streams is home to the world’s largest grove of Washingtona filifera, known as the California Fan Palm. These skirted, stately guards grow to 60 feet and are over 200 years old. 

Friday, March 9, 2012

Endless Summer: Classic 60s Surf Sound

Carmel, CA -- Brothers Gaston and Walter Georis were founding members of the Sandals, who wrote and performed the soundtrack to Bruce Brown’s 1966 surf documentary Endless Summer—Gaston on keyboards and Walter on rhythm guitar.  The Sandals broke up soon after the movie. In the early 70s, the Georis brothers moved to Carmel and opened up wildly successful Casanova restaurant.  They also own precious real estate and a winery.  They sound as good now as back then.  Watch, listen and groove: