Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Seen through Soviet Eyes

This map was posted on the main page on Wednesday. I've repeated it here so it can be expanded (by clicking) for more detailed study. I was interested to see the apparent importance of the railroads, indicated by dark black lines, to the Soviet Union.

Study and enjoy. :)

Monday, June 25, 2012

Food events

'Twas a busy, food-infused week.
First, from our Atlanta house guests, a simply crabmeat and egg omelet, qua pizza. You should definitely try this. (Crab meat is available in a can, if fresh is not in season.)
And then, on the weekend, off to Tilden Park, just past the steam trains, to a celebratory picnic for a young 90-year-old friend from UCBerkeley. Food was catered by "Rick & Ann's" although Rick and Ann have long been divorced. The Birthday Youngster is on the left.
Followed by a stop at a strip mall in Pleasant Hill at "Kobe Japan," a restaurant run by a very inventive Chinese-American who has learned the Japanese way of food very well:

All in all, a succesful week. :)

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Filoli Gardens After Scenes

Sure, beating up everything outside on the patio is fun, but
Standing in front of the East side of the Pacific Ocean is also good, unless
 a meeting of the Red Hat Ladies gets in the way.

Find an honorable course, Love your fellow man, Live a wonderful life.

That's Fi Lo Li


Tuesday, June 12, 2012


Photoshop is amazing, even in Shanghai.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Lunch in San Francisco

Twitter has moved into new San Francisco offices. It's a long way from South Park in a short 5 years! This place is "Mid-Market", on Market Street close by City Hall. The streets are a bit sticky, but the newly-remodeled building has an open roof. This roof is landscaped and open to a lovely California sky on fog-free days.
Today, they had an all-hands barbeque on the roof:

Not too shabby!

Saturday, June 09, 2012


In the morning, after I rise, get dressed, and open the cat door, when I return to the bedroom there are often three adorable lumps on the bed.
Two of them are purring.

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Cookie Time!

If the ancient Romans had had Oreos:

Bet it would have tasted good. :-)

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

NASA rewards us

They changed the colors, for some reason, but please now look at Planet Venus (upper left) floating between me and Sun yesterday.


Or, to be literal about it, "Hot!"

Monday, June 04, 2012

Somestimes. . .

. . . I'm just feeling bad.