Entries Tagged as 'General'

Monday, March 15th, 2010

Today is the Ides of March

I have loved the line “beware the Ides of March” in Shakespeare’s play Julius Caesar since I first read it in middle school. I take note of it almost every year. I often mention it to friends who don’t seem to remember the line very clearly. And it’s not that I am a English lit [...]

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

The Movie is Meal In Itself

I went to see Julie and Julia this past weekend and absolutely loved it. My date and I decided in advance to have dinner after it was over, even though we were going to the 7:30PM showing. We were sure we would be inspired for dinner one way or another. It turns out the movie [...]

Friday, October 24th, 2008

Slang and such

I discovered urbandictionary.com last year and it has become one of my favorite sites.  Not every day, but quite often as I encounter new phrases.  I love following the words and wit of popular culture.  The great thing about Urban Dictionary is that it is user-driven.  True, someone in control gets to chose the word or phrase [...]

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

Call and Response Movie

I am very excited for the October release of the new documentary film on Human Trafficking, Call and Response.  I met the Berkeley-based director Justin Dillon over a year ago after being a fan of his band Tremolo.  There are 27 Million people enslaved in the world today–more than at any other time in human history.  San [...]

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008


This week has developed into one full of surprises.  In a good way.

Sunday, July 27th, 2008

A Year of Facebook

I first heard of Facebook in the fall of 2006 when talking with some Cal students. Facebook.com, it seems, had a huge saturation among college students; the Berkeley network was one of the original networks. In order to join Facebook one needed to have a campus email address from a participating university. Things have changed. [...]

Saturday, July 5th, 2008

100 Thing Challenge

I was reading my friend Lana’s blog and came across an article in Time Magazine about David Bruno’s “100 Thing Challenge”. His personal goal is to live with just 100 things for one year: Nov. 2008-Nov. 2009. He is in the process of distilling his personal belongings down to a list of 100 items. The [...]

Monday, June 2nd, 2008

Technology For Grandma

I love my Grandma!  She is turning 94 this month. She makes me laugh.  She is a great encourager of me and my many aunts, uncles and cousins.    I have always appreciated her honesty and her opinions on many topics.  She speaks with a real practical wisdom based the lessons she has learned in [...]

Tuesday, May 6th, 2008

So We Got a Puppy

The two main reasons I have not been blogging much recently are that I was on vacation and that I got a new puppy.  We just finished our first two full weeks with Baron.  Having a dog has really changed the rhythms of my days and weeks so far.  Mostly for the better.  My kids [...]

Saturday, March 8th, 2008


I’m wondering what I will do today.  It’s one of those rare Saturdays that I have nothing planned.  And nothing crazy-urgent needing to be done.  I think I should start with coffee.  Maybe I will research plasma and LCD TVs.  Maybe I will make a painting.  I’ve been thinking a lot about health this week. [...]