Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Sorry, dear. I'm gonna be a bit late. . .

Traffic is really stopped up tonight.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Zut alors!

Sometimes (not often) I wish I had been born French.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Trees have haircuts

Okay, we're discussing Land Use patterns here. A municipality with lots of land likes to build an airport, for the prestige and the income. Good.
The land around the airport is not appropriate for housing, schools, or commercial uses. Golf courses are okay.
Thus, most municipal airports have adjoining municipal golf courses.
Makes sense, right?
However, golf courses like trees. Airports do not like trees.
Hence, as at Buchanan Field, Concord CA above, we give the trees haircuts.
It looks weird, but it makes sense.
(Don't ask. :))

Monday, July 16, 2012

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

A scenic drive through the hills of San Francisco

If you, like me, enjoy driving, even driving in The City, you must spend 10 minutes of your precious time to enjoy the video referenced below. You will be happy that you did. And, you might finally have an answer to what caused all those recent "donuts" on San Francisco's streets.

Go here, cut and paste if necessary, and thank me later:
Click on "DC SHOES" and sit back.

Thanks also to Bloomberg West for making it available. And I note that it's also showing up on the cable news channels. Oh, well.

Sunday, July 08, 2012

Always needed

One Wise Owl

(Click to enlarge)

Really neat visual!

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Afternoon, 4 July


If you can make both work, both are worthshile.

Happy Fourth!

Monday, July 02, 2012

Hog Island Oyster Farm

First, you have to get to Tomales Bay. It took us 1 hour, 35 minutes. We took Sir Francis Drake through Ross.
Second, it helps if the weather is beautiful, bright and sunny, as it was today.
Third, you really have to like fresh oysters.
Simply said, the five of us shared 5 dozen oysters. We enjoyed all sixty. Immensely.