California

Socratic San Francisco

with Dr D.

Dr D.

[For MUSIC, scroll WAY DOWN to the Photo section & click on the VIDEO, then scroll back up here to check out the details ;-) Keep it on while viewing PHOTOS & SLIDESHOW later ]

This is an Experience for people who like to TALK

while they go on TWO BEAUTIFUL AFTERNOON WALKS :-)

One is flat / along the water / w amazing mountain views

The other - a short car ride away - has a nicely graduated "up" slope:

up / plateau / up / plateau / up / plateau / BIG up, then we're at the top of the hill

The TALK can be about anything YOU want -

from personal / existential issues ... to the history of painting & art

thru the relative merits of guitar-based rock vs electronic dance music

to the reasons for the on-going-since-Black Sept 2008 global economic crisis

Whatever you want - really :-)

Sort of like 4 YEARS of college - in 4 HOURS ... while exercising in the Bay Area's clean fresh air ;-)

Peripatetic ;-)

WHERE WE GO

As above, one walk is flat / along the water / w amazing mountain views

The other - ~ 12 min car ride away - is a nicely graduated "up" slope:

up / plateau / up / plateau / up / plateau / BIG up, then we're at the top of the hill,

with excellent views of Twin Peaks / downtown SF / & East Bay

See pics OF & FROM both spots - plus images of topics we MIGHT discuss - in the PHOTOS below,

which you should click on, so you can see the SLIDESHOW

The order of the walks depends on your inclination / weather conditions / meeting spots / sunshine - fog dynamics etc

Since there CAN be a lot of wind in both places, be sure to do the usual Bay Area thing and BRING LAYERS :-)

Daylight savings time, meet ~ 4. Standard time ~ 2

NB: I confess to a bit of trepidation sharing these PLACES,

because I really don't want them to become too popular / crowded as "daily event venues"

Sharing the peripatetic EXPERIENCE, tho, is totally UN-ambivalent ;-)

FOR THE MOST FUN: :-)

Wear shoes that are comfortable for you while walking for ~ 90 minutes, including a serious "up" slope

I always wear construction boots, but whatever works for you is fine

As above, DEFINITELY bring a lot of layers, because it CAN be very windy and / or cold

If you're going to San Francisco, forget the flowers in your hair, bring a scarf - ALWAYS :-)

We can TALK about anything you want - really :-)

To get some idea of what I've talked about over the years, check this LINK:

http://acalaha.com/lecture_media.php

which is about THEORY OF GLOBAL MEDIA

In the left column of that page, you can also click on the related Lecture Series:

WORLD POLITICAL ECONOMY and

WESTERN CULTURAL HISTORY

From the RENAISSANCE to ENGLISH ROMANTIC POETRY - Part I &

Part II - The INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION & REALISM thru POST-MODERNISM

Discounts possible with tie-in to my other Vayable Experiences:

SF DANCE PARTY / HAPPY HOURS &

a BAY AREA ZEN WALK :-)

Yes, it's all the same person :-)

Painting is The School of Athens, by Renaissance genius Raphael :-)

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What story links my four-&-counting Vayable "experiences": :-) ??? 1) SF DANCE PARTY / HAPPY HOURS 2) SOCRATIC SAN FRANCISCO 3) BAY AREA ZEN WALKS 4) HIGH-QUALITY BARGAIN SHOPPING After a fairly long "lifetime" of focusing on "big issues" -- like the continuous-since-Black Sept 2008 global economic crisis -- I've realized how bad this focus is for my soul :-). Everything is such a mess everywhere - too painful for an old dude like me. So I decided I needed to follow my other - more constructive ;-) - big passions: DANCING in particular, PARTYING in general Hence, my first Vayable experience: SF DANCE PARTY / HAPPY HOURS Much nicer general environment, where the emphasis for me is making it easier for people to HAVE FUN :-) At the same time, in the only good line from Godfather III, re the wretched state of the world today, "every time I think I'm out, they keep pullin' me back in !!!" That is, with the best intentions on their part, lots of people still want to chat - at length / in detail - about all the miserable stuff happening :-). And of course it's still totally fascinating to me, even in its grisly concreteness ;-) But I think it's healthier to discuss in a pleasant environment, preferably walking around Hence, V#2: SOCRATIC SAN FRANCISCO. Old skool - like, REALLY old school ;-) Peripatetic Then I realized the way I usually take these walks - as a meditative experience, where I try to think about my life in a more conscious & direct way than I have before - could ALSO be shared to mutual benefit, albeit mostly in SILENCE Hence, V.3: BAY AREA ZEN WALKS Next to me in Profile Pic is my dear sweet girlfriend JENNY, who deserves MUCH better than me as a boyfriend - tho I don't mean that in the "usual" way ... And I will say that I have helped her acquire a pretty smokin' wardrobe & accessories for PENNIES on the dollar ;-) Hence #4: HIGH-QUALITY BARGAIN SHOPPING Hon AB Harvard, MA / PhD Princeton, faculty @ Duke, Fordham, NC State, UMiami, most recently, graduate education for working adults ... Indie doc film, writer / director talent scout, radio / tv / magazine gigs, founder MA in Media Studies program in SF ... Chief Political Economist for Singapore-based world econ web site ... Yeah, it's all the same person -- and now I've moved to Shanghai ... :-) ... Full profile Leave a Review


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