Woodstock New York Still Attracts Artsy Songwriters

I had an opportunity to stop through Woodstock New York in upstate New York after a friend's wedding last month. Woodstock is most known for its wild rock and roll (and drug) parties and famous festival in the 1960's. It also has a historical past as far back as the 1800s, when it played host to numerous Hudson River School painters....more

3 Great Nashville Tennessee Restaurant Picks

Below are 3 great foodie picks for Nashville Tennessee, all with very different ambiance, flavor and food. Husk Restaurant: Located in Rutledge Hill—just a few blocks south of Historic Broadway, in the heart of Downtown Nashville—is the newest outpost of the Neighborhood Dining Group and James Beard award-winning Chef Sean Brock renowned restaurant, Husk....more

Barbara Kingsolver's Flight Behavior, a Small Town Tale of Global Warming & Climate Change

Climate Change. Global Warming. Whatever title you give “it,” we don’t talk about “it” at dinner parties, not in the same way we discuss things which happen at our child’s school, the latest movie or episode of Mad Men or where we’re going on vacation this year....more

Baking Bread With Villagers in Lithuania’s Rumšiškės

I love instruments, especially ones I haven’t seen or heard before. In rural Lithuania when I ventured to Eastern Europe in April, I was mesmorized by the soothing sound of the Kanklės, which is a Lithuanian plucked string musical instrument from the zither family. The instrument is similar in construction and origin to the Latvian Kokle, Russian Gusli, Estonian Kannen and Finnish Kantele....more

Chef Dimitri Demjanov Adds Fun To His Estonian Cuisine

As I walk up to Tallinn’s Restaurant Gloria with eight colleagues, our group is met by Gloria’s chef, Dimitri Demjanov, a vivacious and energetic character who looked and acted like he came out of a culinary storybook from the 1930s.  The restaurant is so steeped in history, it’s no surprise that his unbridled energy and jovial personality coupled with the venue’s heritage would leave a lasting impression on us all....more

The American Thanksgiving of Old: What Happened to Tradition & Meaning?

Thanksgiving has always been one of those holidays I never took lightly, mainly because it was the one holiday above all other holidays, where we sat down at a table together as a family...one massive large table....more

Steve Woniak's 62nd Birthday Draws Drew Carey & Silicon Valley Geeks

Steve Wozniak, known by most as “Woz,” turned 62 years old this week. While the world at large knows his name as co-founder of Apple, today he sits as Chief Scientist at a company called Fusion-io, whose chief focus is to deliver data faster.Their pitch of their ioMemory platform is that it accelerates databases, virtualization, cloud computing, big data, and the applications that drive our economy and our daily lives....more

Women@TheFrontier's Designing the Future Program Brings Together Inspiring Women Across Cultures

Singularity University held an event in conjunction with Women@TheFrontier at NASA Research Park in Silicon Valley last week. The program: “Designing the Future 2012″, brought together some of today’s female game-changers who are designing the future and disrupting the status quo....more

Eco-Friendly Hotels in Sonoma

When I was in Healdsburg, California for the Epicurean Winter Event way back in March, I stayed at two hotels under the same umbrella — h2hotel and Hotel Healdsburg, both along Healdsburg Avenue, which border the bustling Healdsburg Square, home to a number of great restaurants, shops, art galleries and wine tasting rooms....more
And the Dry Creek Kitchen is fantastic food in a spare, modernistic, yet elegant environment. ...more