Bully University Sign

Coming Apart at the Seams

I blogged before about the issue of Bob Jones University having Chuck Phelps remain on its board of trustees after the facts about Phelps’ inappropriate conduct became public as a result of Ernie Willis’ trial for the rape of 15 year old Tina Anderson. In that previous post, I stated that I could see no […]

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Foggy Sunrise

San Francisco Bay Fog Horns

We went down to Fort Baker to have a short walk. It was night and completely dark. A dense wall of fog had softly crept in under the Golden Gate Bridge. In this short (30 second) iPhone recording, you can hear: a large ship’s fog horn (first sound) followed by the Golden Gate Bridge‘s fog horn […]

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Solstice Cards

Solstice Cards All Mailed

Well, just to piss off Fox News, Sarah Palin, and all of the “War(mongers) on Christmas1,” I am informing the world that our Solstice Cards have all been mailed! Design and print the Solstice card; write, print and fold the Solstice newsletter, and then stamp and seal the Solstice envelopes. Finally: double check to be sure […]

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Over the Hill

A Few Odds & Ends

Night at the Symphony A week ago tonight we went to the San Francisco Symphony: Till Fellner performed Mozart‘s Piano Concerto No. 24 in c Minor, K 491 (1786). Flawless, intricate voicing. And the symphony was at its best, with Semyon Bychkov conducting. The balance. The classical period restraint. The symbiosis. Gorgeous! I so wish […]

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Angry, Old, Rich, White Men

Compare & Contrast!

You know, my father and grandfather (his father) were, much like those generations in general, really good men. Both were very generous with what little they had. They were both kind, compassionate men that had a habit of being quietly helpful. They believed that people, especially family, were more important than things. Unlike me, I […]

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Hot Tub Removal Cartoon Time Lapse

Behold, I Wail!

Our poor hot tub! It is dead. I shot a 1 minute video (time lapse) of the funeral procession and turned it into a cartoon. I suppose it is a miracle that the hot tub ever worked at all, after the young children who lived here before we moved in decimated it with large rocks, […]

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Cool Jazz

Living in a Cool ‘Hood

Our next door neighbors Joe and Juline hosted their 20th Annual House Concert, Jazz by the Bay (window). Their window is called the bay window not because it’s a bay window. It’s not. It has an amazing view of the bay! Back in 1994 esteemed bassist, Bill Douglass, lamented to his friend Joe Paulino, that he wished […]

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Metal Gears

Process Versus Outcomes

I actually think that the way we go about (process) achieving goals (outcomes) matters. But, I probably generally believe that outcomes tip the scale and matter a bit more than the process. I mean, haven’t we all sat through meetings (process) where we felt like screaming, “Just make a decision, and let’s get on with […]

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