Growing up in Berkeley, 1935-1945, and on a hardscrabble farm in Sonoma county, 1945-1952; college in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Berkeley; early marriage and children; beginning to learn about... More > Modernism, writing, and the composition of music. The first thirty years, 1935-1964. 212 pages; b&w photos.< Less
Travels in Spain and The Netherlands, with side trips to Paris and Torino. Comments (more often meditations) on restaurants, hotels, the landscape, the people, and their history; on paintings and... More > music, museums and cathedrals; and politics; and language; and books...
240 pages; b&w photos.< Less
Charles Shere's blog The Eastside View ranges among cuisine, art, music, books, and travel. This (2007) installment includes among other things notes on a month's walking in The Netherlands, on... More > restaurants in Portland, on the theater season in Ashland, and a long review of Alex Ross's book The Rest is Noise.< Less
The account of a walk from Lake Geneva to Nice, 400 miles through the French Alps, taken by a man in his seventies, a sidekick in his sixties, and a 15-year-old grandson. Appendix describes gear,... More > accommodations, and a bibliography. With black and white photos.< Less