Vox Clamantis in Deserto

Apr 3, 2014 by

More and more I think there should be an entrance exam for anyone visiting California, either for tourism or for permanent residence....

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Becoming a Runner

Mar 27, 2014 by

I was a runner once. In high school I was on the cross-country team. It wasn’t before Title IX, but it wasn’t too many...

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Hello Dalai!

Feb 24, 2014 by

So the Dalai Lama came to Silicon Valley and I don’t think it all turned out the way we expected it to. But then again, maybe...

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The Wheels of Justice

Jan 9, 2014 by

Many of you know that I’ve been serving on jury duty for a week now. And unlike every other time I’ve been called —...

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Hip-Hopping into Five

Jan 8, 2014 by

The World’s Most Beautiful Pre-Schooler is now five years old. It seems only yesterday that she was The World’s Most...

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Random African Thoughts

Dec 17, 2013 by

As we wend our way home through multiple airports, two 8 hour plus flights and a seven hour layover in Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta...

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Hi-Tech, Low-Tech

Nov 16, 2013 by

One of our favorite social events of the year is The Tech Awards, sponsored by San Jose’s Tech Museum of Innovation. The black...

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My Dad the Vet

Nov 11, 2013 by

Veteran’s Day is always a difficult one for me. I know most people mean well, but I have a hard time with all the platitudes in...

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About Those Giant Squashes

Nov 8, 2013 by

Yes, these. I told you about them yesterday and how they have reached out and strangled my whole garden like something out of Little...

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Aging Out of Apple

Nov 4, 2013 by

I’m among the Apple Faithful. Really, really faithful. I’ve used an Apple computer since about 1985 when the first...

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Juice Cleanse Redux

Oct 5, 2013 by

Yes, I’m doing another juice cleanse. No, this isn’t going to be a regular thing with me. In my experience, a juice...

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Juice Cleanse: Day Three

Sep 13, 2013 by

Here I am at the last day of a three day juice cleanse. And this is what I know for sure. No matter what they tell you about the...

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