Entries Tagged as 'Berkeley'

Saturday, July 26th, 2008

King Dong Memories

I had a Star Wars moment this week when my good friend Lee asked if I wanted to go to King Dong Restaurant in Berkeley. Actually a Ben Kenobi moment: I thought to myself, “King Dong, now that is a name I have not heard in a long, long time.” I don’t think I have [...]

Thursday, June 12th, 2008

Arresting Marines

My wacky hometown of Berkeley seems to cause a stir in the national media every once in a while. Many residents, like me, roll their eyes at the sometimes absurd media reaction to the always absurd event. The most recent jaw-dropping situation back in February was the City Council’s decision to declare the US Marines [...]

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008

Yard Sticks

Several years ago I was involved with the start of a Toastmasters group in Oakland. It was a great mix of folks from all around the East Bay who gathered weekly to work on their public speaking skills.  The Toastmasters program involves giving a series of speeches on a variety of topics. In one of [...]