Written by 200pockets


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  • (19) – Photograph Garageland Rodeo @Todos Santos Plaza, Concord, California.  6:30-8 pm.
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  • (1) – Photograph Garageland Rodeo @The Warehouse, Port Costa, California.  1:30pm.


  • (17) – Photograph Fleeting Trance (full band) @Chabot Science Center, Oakland, California.  Time?
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  • (8) – Photograph Garageland Rodeo @Thursday Night Concert & Movie, Main Street, Martinez, California
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  • (5) – #mydayjob – Fall 2019 semester commences at the university
  • (4) – #beneficentia – Photograph the jazz ensemble Consensual Bop @Suisun City Jazz Waterfront Series, Suisun City, California.

JULY 2019

  • (21) – Attend the Sugartown Festival, Crockett, California.  Donate photographs to Google Maps
  • (19) – Photograph Manny Bernal @Rigger’s Loft Winery, Point Richmond, California.  7 pm?  Free admission. Dog friendly.
  • (14) – Photograph the Barony of Wyvern’s Spur LARP @Codornices Park, Berkeley, CA.  12 noon.  Visit by the Monarch.  Egyptian theme.  Dog friendly
  • (13) – Photograph Off The Record band @Meenar Music Club, Danville, California?  Time?  Venue permission?
  • (11) – Photograph The New Frantics @Martinez Main Street Summer Concert Series, 626 Main Street, Martinez, California.  6:30-8:30pm.

JUNE 2019

  • (30) – Photograph Garageland Rodeo band @The Warehouse, Port Costa, California?  1:30pm.
  • (26) – Photographing the Off The Record band at the Alameda County Fair (AgVenture Stage), Pleasanton, CA.  8:30-10pm.  Confirmed.
  • (25) – #beneficentia – … a visit to Berkeley City Hall to obtain a building permit.  Brought a box of pastries for the very helpful staff & security officer.
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  • (19) #beneficentia …. think of how we could change the world if we all took time to help a stranger in need <3 … …. #beneficentia – Learned this morning that a woman I helped to write a cover letter and reworked her resume 1+ years ago (which resulted in a $10K increase in salary & new job at the time) today accepted a position at Stanford University.  Her dream job. … I am so proud of her.
  • (18) – #beneficentia – bought my landscaper DF lunch
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  • (16) – Processed 140 images from May 2019 photo shoot at 555 Clay Street, San Francisco.  Gallery to be password protected for client.
  • (14) – #donation – Received an unexpected donation from AD a corporation based in Walnut Creek, California.  Much appreciated.
  • (5) – My first song commission – Trenches in Your Mind by Manny and The Black Outs .
  • (2) #beneficentia – Spent the day in Concord, California.  Photographed local businesses.  Images donated to Google Maps.
  • (1) – #donationReceived a website donation from Andre Custodio of the jazz group Consensual Bop.  Helps to pay for gas ($6), tolls ($7) and parking ($22).  Thank you Andre!  Though I rely solely on donations from my patrons, I will begin posting the costs of travel in my photography calendar
  • (1) – #beneficentia – GVM came to my home and with his electric saw cut up over 20+ palm fronds that had fallen in my yard & also helped trim back a neighbor’s tree which had dislodged a fence board.  Grateful!
  • (1)  – Began work on dismantling/removing website directories and content that are likely no longer in use or obsolete.  Downloaded and deleting 297 PDF files today.
  • (1) – Republished 2011 content for indie bands-


  • (31) – #beneficentia – Met a new neighbor Trudy.  Gifted her a Santa Barbara daisy.  She seemed so pleased.
  • (31) – Posted 50+ editorial use images of the jazz group Consensual Bop to Facebook in support of the band.  Still need to process the party guest photos.
  • (30) – #beneficentia – Photographed an outdoor rooftop event at 555 Clay Street in San Francisco, California. (PM).  Consensual Bop = Andre Custodio, Bob Johns, Mark Secosh, Marc XXX, special guests – A, B, C
  • (28)  – Spoke with Andre Custodio of the jazz group Consensual Bop.  Will be photographing his band this Thursday, 5/30/2019 in San Francisco at a private event.
  • (25)  – Successfully updated the website to WordPress 5.21 & updated PHP to v7.
  • (9) – Web site hosting error with online dashboard.  Service ticket #18136254.  Unable to update PHP on website which would allow me to update  Allow 24-48 hours for access.
  • (3)  – #donation – Received a donation from Manasseh Bernal of Fleeting Trance and Mr. Manny & The Black Outs.  Most kind!
  • (2)#beneficentia – Photographed Mr. Manny & The Black Outs at the Uptown, Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, California.  Overcame my anxiety of attending by myself.  Found parking about a block away.  A bit rusty as I struggled with LED lighting; but pleased with the images I captured.  So proud of Manasseh Bernal for pursuing his passion as a singer/songwriter.  His dedication is impressive.  To see photographs from that night, click here.

APRIL 2019

  • (22) – #beneficentiagifted a 18 pound pre-cooked ham to my neighbor.
  • (2) – #beneficentia – photographed the British invasion band – The Mercy Beats at private event in Lafayette, California.  ( Andre Custodio (drums), Wil Hendricks (bass), Helen Orzel (keyboards), Jason Countryman (guitar) )

MARCH 2019

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  • (7) – #mydayjob – Spring semester starts
  • (4) – #mydayjob – Meeting on campus
  • (1) – #donation – Received a donation from Kevin Patrick Radley.


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    • #donation – Received a donation from Andre Custodio of Consensual Bop (jazz band).
    • #beneficentia – Photographed Andre Custodio’s British invasion band – The Mercy Beats @BABC event, Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco, California.
  • (6) – #donation – Received a donation from Manasseh Bernal of Fleeting Trance (band).


  • (29) – #beneficentia – Learned that my local post office clerk was on duty all day without backup staff.  Walked to Starbucks to get him a hot tea & some snacks.
  • (26) – #beneficentia – Mailed custom buttons to J. Starmack.
  • (26) – #beneficentia – Photographed Manny Bernal at Rigger’s Loft Winery in Point Richmond, California.  Lovely show.  Took Duff!
  • (25) – #beneficentia – Made (100) Kymber’s Army custom buttons for a friend’s daughter who is battling cancer.(21) – #beneficentia – Photographed the Amtgard group – Barony of Wyvern’s Spur at Codornices Park, Berkeley, California
  • (20) – #beneficentia – Photographed Hickory Hollar at Berryessa Gap Winery Tasting Room, Winters, California
  • (20) – #beneficentia – Photographed downtown historic Winters for Google Local Guide.
  • (18) – #beneficentia – Received word from SD that she got a job interview!  Happiness is helping someone find a job.
  • (10) – #beneficentia – Donated $25 to my friend’s cat Tarzana’s cancer fund on GoFundMe.


  • (23) – #beneficentia – Photographed Hickory Hollar (Nancy Northrup, Kevin Patrick Radley, Mel Bearns) at Porchfest Winters 2018.  Super hot temperatures.  Great performance.


  • (29) – Updated a number of website plugins this morning.
    • Photo Gallery by Supsystic to v1.12.6
    • Gutenberg v3.6.2
    • Feedzy RSS Feeds Lite v3.3.0
    • Backup by Supsystic v2.2.4
  • (18) – #beneficentia – Photographed Manasseh Bernal (Fleeting Trance) @Chabot Space & Science Center, Oakland, California.  Wonderful concert.  Great setting.  Kids & parents loved the merch box – pokemon, totoro, cat & dog buttons very popular.
  • (15) – Received word from Manasseh Bernal of Fleeting Trance that Chabot Science Center in Oakland will comp me admission +1 as I will be photographing him this Saturday on the Observatory Deck.
  • (12) – #beneficentia – Photographed jazz group Consensual Bop at the Suisun City Waterfront Jazz Series.  Posted photographs to Facebook.  Incredible public turnout.  GVW estimates 125 in attendance – maybe more.
  • (11) – Wood burned a tag for Consensual Bop; and prepped gold treasure chest with candy.
  • (7) – Finished the Fleeting Trance merchandise box; spoke with Manny Bernal and learned that he had a show at the Bistro in Hayward, California this evening.  Drove it down.  Had him set it up.  Said it was a breeze to pack up.  Success!


JULY 2018 

  • (31) –   Treated a friend to an all you can eat dinner in El Cerrito, California. Went to the All you can eat Tuesday Tacos at Los Moles Restaurant on Potrero Ave., El Cerrito, CA. 4-9pm, $13.99. Delicious.
  • (29) Purchased a PRO license for the Supsystic WordPress plugin for Google Maps Easy for < US $29 >.
  • (22) Making custom buttons.
  • (22) Photographed = Garageland Rodeo @The Warehouse, Port Costa, California.

2018_0720.  Gifted a 80 gallon composter to my friend in Crockett, California.  Ordered from Amazon.  A feat to assemble.  A gift for his garden.

2018_0719.  Photographed = The New Frantics, Martinez, California.

2018_0714.  Photographed = Eyescream Jewelry, Oakland, California.  Uploaded photographs to Google Maps via the Google Local Guide program.

2018_0711.  Purchased (1000) Tecre 1″ inch pin back button supplies, < US $58 >

2018_0704.  Photographed = Maroon velvet box for Ruby of Eyescream Jewelry, Oakland, California.

2018_0704.  Photographed = USS Hornet Museum, Alameda, California.

2018_0704.  Photographed = Shark Alley Hobos at the USS Hornet, Alameda, California.

2018_0704.  Photographed = Mitch Polzak and the Royal Deuces at the USS Hornet, Alameda, California.

2018_0703.  Photographed= Box for indie band Fleeting Trance.

2018_0630.  Photographed = Suisun City marina.

2018_0630.  Photographed = Harbor Plaza, Suisun City, California

2018_0630 Photographed = Boxes for Ruby of Eyescream Jewelry, Oakland, California

2018_0626 Photographed = Consensual Bop merchandise box.

2018_0615.  Photographed = Rigger’s Loft Winery, Point Richmond, California

2018_0615.  Photographed = Manasseh Bernal (solo acoustic) @Rigger’s Loft Winery, Point Richmond, California;

2018_0525.  Picked up my typewriter from repair – grateful for Berkeley Typewriter.

2018_0428.  Photographed = Eyescream Jewelry, Oakland, California.

2018_0424.  Swedish death cleaning.  Gifted my electric Fluke ukulele to my youngest daughter.  Mailed to her – Olympia, Washington.

2018_0318.  Found a very useful PC file management tool – XYplorer.  Tried the 30 day free trial and within minutes purchased the $79.95 pro license >.  Will be using it to explore and remove files from my Surface Book laptop and external drives.  Beautifully designed interface and program.  Highly recommend!

2018_0312.  Restored my daughter’s art portfolio website.

  • Edited the wp-config.php file using net2ftp and settings from Network Solutions.
  • define( ‘WP_ALLOW_REPAIR’, true);
  • confirmed SQL hostname <– there had been a change
  • define( ‘WP_MEMORY_LIMIT’, ‘256M’)

2018_0308.  Photographed- kosher foods.

2018_0307.  An inquiry from my friend Lee Hoffman of Bang The Bay – “Hey Bridget I finished my first episode of bang the kitchen and i am ready to release it but would like your advice on how i should get it copyrighted. the rules have changed for placing ads on videos and i was wondering the other options. i hope all is well with you!!!!”

YouTube has made changes such that monetizing videos is more difficult to do.  Recommended Lee put a copyright notice & contact information at the end of the video.  Helpful resource –

2018_0306.  Updated Filezilla FTP Client (software) on my Surface Book.  Helpful that this is free.

2018_0305 Purchased a < $29 license > for Photo Gallery PRO plugin by SupSystic.  I’ve been using the free version for a while and love the software.  The PRO version offers a few more gallery designs as well as import image options.  Excellent customer support!

2018_0306 Renewed domain and hosting services via Network Solutions.  Dismayed that some services were inadvertently added to my account.  Need to gather my thoughts and write a letter of concern to Customer Service.

2018_0303.  Photographed – kosher foods.

2018_0301 Received my replacement Olympus Stylus TG-2 camera today.  So grateful that ebay seller cloutdogg had one for sale.  New in box!


  • (25) – 9pm.  Showed my camera to GVW last night and he has concluded my constant companion go to camera – a 2013 Olympus TG-2 camera is broken and will require replacement.  The port which accepts the charger is loose making charging and the transfer of images very difficult.  I have found a new in box unit on ebay and have made an offer of < $200 >.  Fingers crossed.
  • (25) – 1:40pm.  Honoured to be providing the Shark Alley Hobos (band) with high resolution images for use on their web site and album art.
  • (25) – 10:38am.  Re-installed a WordPress photo gallery plugin.  Used net2ftp to rename a plugin directory and then reinstalled the plug-in.
  • (24) – Donated 160 photographs of 31 businesses to Google Maps via their Google Local Guide (volunteer) program.

2018_0221 Using a Canon PowerShot N camera set on the Creative Filter setting – photographed some artificial flowers.  An interesting exercise.

2018_0219.  Being a holiday – today’s side hustle was to scan 145 book covers for a local bookseller.   Digital images were then color corrected, resized and uploaded to various online databases.

2018_0210.  Gifted an old manual Royal typewriter to my friend Joe at Berkeley Typewriter.

YEAR 2017

2017_1117.  Photographed – Neighborhood walk.

2017_1021 Photographed the sea shanty band – The Shark Alley Hobos.

2017_0927.  Made some custom buttons.

2017_0922.  Made some custom buttons.

2017_0917.  Photographed the indie bands Fleeting Trance and Stymie & the PJLO in Fairfax, California.

2017_0413.  Gifted a local musician $100 for a replacement car key.

YEAR 2016

2016_1125.   Gifted a vintage Hermes manual typewriter to my younger daughter.

2016_0625.  Purchased (2000) Tecre 1″ pin back button machine parts, < US $126 >

2016_0501  Gifted (3) Fender amps to Lee Hoffman of the indie band Elegant Trash and Bang! Magazine.

YEAR 2015


YEAR 2014