Friday Ida and I recovered from the annual thanksgiving food binge by doing a nice loop at Pinnacles National Monument, my wife having bowed out declaring our ambitions too strenuous. We left early and were the very first car in the parking lot on the Soledad side at 8:15 in the morning. It had rained [...]
I went to the funeral of a best friend the other day. As with many such memorials it was bittersweet – nice seeing a lot of old friends, and sad to say goodbye both a friend as well as a chapter in my life.
Two decades ago he was a new imimgrant to America and [...]
I went biking today over to Fremont via the Dumbarton Bridge. On the way I crossed 84 and saw that work is continuing on the branch to the Port of Redwood City. Sitting at the end of the lead into Lyngso I saw parked this cool little piece of MOW equipment.
When I was an undergraduate I remember once a student asking a famous visiting philosophy professor, known for his work in philosophy of science, about questions dealing with the meaning of life. He looked puzzled at the question, and harumphed that this wasn’t really a proper activity for philosophers at all, he preferred to stick [...]