Retracing Jack London’s Journey to the Klondike

On July 14 of 1897, when news of the Klondike Gold Strike hit San Francisco and then echoed across the world, 21-year-old Jack London was working in military school steaming shirts ten hours a day. Born and raised in Oakland, he’d had a hard life consisting of both adventure and soul-crushing factory work. Jack’s dream … Read more

When and How to Prune Zucchini Plants

Pruning zucchini puts me in mind of the catchy seven beats that tap out “Shave and a haircut…” and then the response, “Two bits!” The knocking pattern for gags originated in vaudeville, but younger folks may know it from Bugs Bunny cartoons or the movie “Who Framed Roger Rabbit?” We link to vendors to help … Read more

Get Your Hunting Rifle Ready for Opening Day

It’s easy to neglect your hunting rifle in the doldrums of summer when hunting season feels so far away. But trust me, it will be here soon. Before you know it, you’ll be standing over a disorganized pile of gear the night before opening day wondering how the hell you’re going to have everything ready … Read more

How to Find New Photo Spots

While browsing through various photo-sharing platforms, you might get the impression that everything has already been photographed. After all, millions of photos get uploaded each day to Instagram alone. But if you take a closer look, you’ll see a lot of repetition. Many photos show the same places, the same compositions, and often similar light … Read more