Category Archives: Books & Films

Selections from San Francisco Int’l Ocean Film Festival #12

In an earlier post I offered my impressions on the 12th annual San Francisco Int’l Ocean Film Festival, which took place last month. The 12th festival, like those before it, screened over 40 films, each with a direct connection to the … Continue reading

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Impressions – San Francisco Int’l Ocean Film Festival #12

The 12th annual San Francisco Int’l Ocean Film Festival wrapped up earlier this week.  Beginning last Friday, I attended all eleven films screenings and, as has been my goal in previous festivals, saw every film. Below are my impressions on various elements … Continue reading

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Mountainfilm in Mill Valley

Mountainfilm is an annual international film festival that focuses on adventure, culture and the environment.  It has taken place annually since 1979 over Memorial Day weekend in Telluride, Colorado. In addition to screening films (mostly non-fiction), the festival offers a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Semisweet, An Orphan’s Journey Through the School the Hersheys Built.

Semisweet is a memoir of a portion of a most improbable journey.  It was written by John A. O’Brien, one of my teammates on Princeton University’s most recent undefeated football team, v. 1964. In October of this year over a weekend … Continue reading

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SF Ocean Film Festival – Birds & Rowing

At a recent college class reunion I was asked to screen a program of film selections from the San Francisco Int’l Ocean Film Festival, which my wife and I founded in 2003.  The program that evolved, a sampler on ocean-related subjects, was … Continue reading

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Speed Book Reviews – good sellers re Twitter & Amazon

Speed review of Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal  by Nick Bilton  With 195 almost uniformly favorable (4 and 5 star) customer reviews at Amazon, another favorable review (by me) wouldn’t add much to the pot.  An … Continue reading

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SF Ocean Film Festival #11 – a brief review

The 11th annual version of the San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival ended last Sunday – the festival was a smashing success with exceptional ocean-related films and record attendance. 46 films were screened from 17 countries with lengths of from … Continue reading

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