Monday, May 29, 2006

UPDATE 1: Today's to-do-list

  1. check email
  2. mix cole slaw
  3. groceries: pork butt, corn
  4. Breakfast with Cindi at Cal Grill [UPDATE]
  5. check email
  6. build a fire to smoke pork butt
  7. check email
  8. wet mop pork butt
  9. check email
  10. go to breakfast with Cindi
  11. check email
more later.

Saturday, May 27, 2006

Giro d' Italia

Yea for a USA rider. Tom Danielson sitting 16 after 19 stages. I am impressed. Should I be Daniel??? I've been impressed by the difficulties in this race, weather included. Makes me wish I knew more about this sport. Might even buy a bike some day if I lived on flat land and there were bike paths.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

World Cup Soccer

Starting June something and going to the beginning of July is one the biggest events on the planet: World Cup Soccer. Gotta pay attention to this so I can participate in the office banter.

Saturday, May 20, 2006

Nice haircut

This is really a book cover, not someone's new haircut... or is it? robage? rob? Daniel? Timothy? where are you?

Friday, May 19, 2006

Living History Visitor

If your one of the kids sewing with Doris you get to be in the shade.
There were a range of sewing skills and interest.
Doris examines the handiwork.
Beth enjoys the moment and her mom's participation.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Mark Twain said:

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, Sail away from the safe harbor, Catch the trade winds in your sails, Explore! Dream!"

What would you recommend for that big job interview?

The first step was to get invited to an interview. The next thing is to be the best you can be when that group of people asks you some questions.

Another Quotation #3

"Every exit is an entry somewhere else."

-- Tom Stoppard

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

thought #2

With use of the shift key:

There are people who think that everything one does with a serious face is sensible.

- Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Here's a thought # 1

"it takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are."

...e.e. cummings

Sunday, May 14, 2006


I can hear the nightly fireworks at Disneyland again right now. Can't see them though. Growing up in the Midwest, I watched "The Wonderful World of Disney" on Sunday nights as a child. I remember thinking Disneyland was so far away that I'd never be able to visit. Now, here I sit on a Sunday night as an adult, listening to the fireworks, knowing I can visit Disneyland this week, if I'd like. I do get a kick out of that. Almost feels like time travel of sorts. I appreciate Disneyland's charm, gardens, attention to detail, and creative atmosphere...oh, and the attractions, too, of course. Glad to be in the neighborhood.

around 30%

says here that "laura bush doesn't believe [george w.'s] bad polls." i say good for her. i don't believe in gravity. that's just some lefty concept they made up to drag us all down.

Monday, May 08, 2006

glen saved our day! he answered rob's distress call, when he couldn't get his computers hooked up to the net. two gold stars, and an "a" for the day for you, glen!

Sunday, May 07, 2006


I just realized what I want to do after I retire. Spend May through July in Europe. That way I could follow the Tour de France, Tour de Swisse, and the Giro d'Italia. These races wind their way through some of the beautiful country in Europe. I now know a second person with a house in France, a relative of my friend Doug. They say where there is a will there is a way. Camera and blog in hand a great way to spend three months. Probably a little ahead of myself here since I can't afford to retire even if I was sitting on my couch all the time.

Saturday, May 06, 2006


I've been at all the King's playoff games in Sacramento. Game six was great for twenty minutes. San Antonio is a very good team. Right now the Lakers need a miracle in the fourth quarter. Nothing ever seems to impossible for them. Will see. Now that the Kings are out of it I will have more time on my hands. Time to clean the pool and put up Brianna's swing.

lakerz, dawg!

everybody crowd around that glimmering, shiny-happy fun box tonight and cheer for the lakerz as they courageously fight (sometimes literally) the phoenix suns. it is their strong desire to achieve a feeling of personal awesomeness for their fans, and has nothing to do with -- in any way whatsoever -- their oil company ceo sized salaries, so don't even go there. so cheer them on! they can feel your enthusiasm through the television, it's been proven by science. no, really.

i'm just blogging for the sake of blogging. a brief digression from assembling my paper on the broad topic soon to be narrowed, of bioethics. do you guys have any thoughts? i think cloning seems pretty creepy. stem-cells... er, yikes. that one's been beaten to death by both sides of the argument, so maybe i'll look for something that could use some original thinking. is a website by the president's commission on the topic of bioethics, with some tepidly interesting information from organ transplanting, to cloning for biomedical research (as opposed to cloning for making babies, as they have termed it), to literary references to these various areas of scientific endevours. i particularly was fascinated by an exerpt from jonathan swift's gulliver's travels used on the site, where gulliver in one of the strange lands he visits, there are rare occurances of people born immortal. while gulliver lets his mind embrace the idea of the seemingly limitless possibilities of everlasting earthly life, describing these seemingly fortunate individuals as those who "have their minds free and disengaged, without the weight and depression of spirits caused by the continual apprehension of death," he is soon set straight by the natives of the land who describe to him the terrible conditions of those unfortunate enough to live forever, watching as their health abandons them, while their friends arrive and decease like the flowers of spring. pretty heavy, interesting stuff.

just wasting time... better get back to work.

i hope y'all are doing well.


Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Blogging from Washington DC

Arlington, VA actually, across the river from DC. In a workshop on developing collaboartions between the community based and for-profit business sectors. It is really quite good, presented by folks from Drucker's Leader to Leader Institute.

OK, I better concentrate.