Don't Run From It: Streaming Music is the Future and Apple Music's Got ya Covered

Okay, well I'm sort of an unabashed music hound, restless and always following the scent of auditory joy.  After the demise of my old pal rdio (our former streaming service on Realize and yup, that's how it was spelled) I found myself searching about for the best possible service. Always an Apple devotee, I decided to give them my business, and I'm happy I did.

We Are Different, Aren't We?

And now you might have something to say about - What wakes you up in the middle of the night:)

Will They Dance?

And before you even go there; What is your motto?

We All Want it, But What is it Exactly???

Next - Boy, lots of different responses to the question of: What are your feelings about Technology and how have they changed in the last years?

Tons of Music to Warm the Cockles of Your Thanksgiving Hearts

Thanksgiving is such an intense emotional holiday - all that traveling, all that preparation, all those expectations... For some of us it means coming back home, which is a joy and a relief in and of itself. For others it might mean remembering a home that’s vanished, or being the home to which family returns, or simply finding oneself part of a family of friends. 

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Some people do manage to have it all...

Not only does Tom Nolan run a tight ship of an R&B band playing nearly 60 gigs a year, but he also happens to be a dedicated educator.  Tom has worked as a Dean of Students at the prestigious Crossroads School in Los Angeles, for nearly 30 years.  Add to his CV the fact that he has a killer voice, covering some R&B standards with muscle and grit, and crooning his own memorable tunes,...

A Powerful Theory about the Real Way the Brain Works!

Here is an intro to my most recent Realize interview - with Evian Gordon, acclaimed Integrative Neuroscientist.  The interview is actually a 6 part series, each segment around 5 minutes. The first two videos cover Gordon’s Brain 1-2-4 Model (a revolutionary mapping of the brain’s core elements.) In the third, Dr. Gordon talks about his background and we have a surprising chat about Free Will...

Who We Are in 2016 - in Living Color!
Having swooned over her new book FRAGRANT, I was thrilled she accepted my invitation for an interview...

Short and sweet here, as the video says it all. Mandy Aftel is an alchemist, a literatteur and a fascinating woman.  Her new book Fragrant is a marvel, leading the reader through the remarkable history of our profound relationship with fragrance... Our talk wanders delightfully through the past and lands back in the present with Mandy demonstrating how to make one of her custom scents.  I was...

What the Amsterdammers know - video interviews

In the short week I spent in Amsterdam last autumn, I approached four Amsterdammers and asked them one simple question...  What's it like being over 50 in Amsterdam? I was charmed by their responses.

Lovely, open people all.  I wonder, would I get the same reception in L.A.?  Well, maybe if I spoke Dutch...  

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A Light-hearted Documentary about an Outrageous Gathering in the Desert
From the shaggy front lines of hipster culture, we bring you a light-hearted documentary on BEquinox, a regional Burning Man event held in Joshua Tree, CA. Though smaller in scale, it has the same wild mix of people and shenanigans, and the same blissed-out vibe as Burning Man. More than a few Boomers.
How painter Joni Wehrli conquers acrophobia swinging high in the air

When I learned a good friend of a good friend of mine, who happens to be well over 50, had been flying on a trapeze, weekly, over the past decade, I knew I had to witness it and then show the good readers of Realize that things you never thought possible at our age can be done with agility and grace.  Joni Wehrli gives us a voyeuristic thrill and talks about how the...

Saatchiart.com is changing the game

As a painter and photographer I've been told that I have a great eye. If true, I probably inherited it from my dad, who was a wonderful photographer, and my mum, who was a painter and owner of one of America’s first galleries of American crafts. If you like the look of Realize, (the aesthetic, and many of the photographs and...

One man's quest to keep wine clubs alive
When it comes to enjoying one of our favorite libations, Greg Klein prefers to keep tech out of the tasting experience.
So what’s on your list? Boomers, Bucket Lists and the Big Beyond
How did people start thinking of “buckets” in relation to death? The most popular theory is that it derived from the 1700’s, from the practice of standing a condemned person atop a bucket prior to tightening of the noose. Kick the bucket out from under the unfortunate, and – voila! Out of death is born a new metaphor.