Friday, June 30, 2006

YouTube Again

Some noisy activity from the 1950's. Enjoy!

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Google Mars

I'll just let this link speak for its beautiful self. It, and many others, can be found on Google at their collection of NASA shots here.

Saturday, June 24, 2006

The Sigma Phi House in Madison WI

Ann Althouse is a blogger and a law professor at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She lives in University Heights and recently toured the Sigma Phi house across the street from my grandparents house where I vacationed when I was a kid.

Her perceptive camera was put to good use and the results can be seen on Flickr

Please take a gander. This place is truly an architectural masterpiece; it's amazing that it has survived so well.

Friday, June 23, 2006

This brings back a lot of memories

Although I didn't dance much, please note Chuuk, Palau, Guam, etc. I love it!

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Summer Solstice

This is it! First day of summer! Longest daylight of the year! Here in Nut Crik we are at latitude 37.91N, and our daylight hours total 14:48. Bromsgrove is at 52.15N, so their daylight is longer.
(Do we start the time when the tip of the sun appears on the horizon, or wait until the entire orb is visible? Nuance, my friend, and of no real importance if you are consistent. Oh well. . .)

Saturday, June 17, 2006


Well, at least that's better than one of the alternatives (although the grass was a bit bloody after the game.) For a explanation of soccer, an appealing explanation I guess, please see this extract of a WSJ article that I found at Power Line. Henry Kissinger (you remember him, right?) explains all.
Gotta go now. A's game starts in a few minutes.

Friday, June 16, 2006

Testing, Testing. . .

This is merely a test of Google's new Picasa 2. Please ignore. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Ichiro Who?

Mieko waves tata to the Seattle Mariners as they are swept by the A's in Oaktown today.


Monday, June 12, 2006

Czech 3 : 0 USA

Yawn. Back to baseball.

Double Tomato, Please

Study Shows Pizza May Help Fend Off Cancer
06-12-2006 --

According to an article from, “People might rejoice to hear that pizza keeps you fit.”

The article said, “Researchers from Italy say they have found that diet of regular pizza can help fend off cancer.”

The report stated that: “The study suggests that tomatoes and olive oil found in pizza are the sort of active ingredients that help to fight cancer. But boffins are hesitant to extend the healthy label to soggy, doughy concoctions.”

No further comment is required

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Whole Foods, Watch Out !

Farmer Mieko, on the back 40, is raising a full, organic garden. Herewith, the true California, organic zucchini, plucked and then pickled.

Monday, June 05, 2006

The Number Of The Beast!

"This calls for wisdom: let him who has understanding reckon the number of the beast, for it is a human number, its number is six hundred and sixty-six."

If (and only if) you are into numbers, please see this.

I particularly enjoy the last comment regarding the sum of the squares of the first seven primes. Whew, that's obscure!


Our favorite radio gardener has for many years been Bob Tanem on KSFO every Sunday morning. His world-famous "Garden Recipe" solutions can be found here.
The problem is that Tanem doesn't like rhododendrons. He says that they're pretty unattractive for 47 weeks a year, and then bloom for only 5 weeks before reverting to their unattractiveness. How can he say that this is not worth it: