Friday, February 22, 2013

Snow is often inconvenient

During the Winter months, I am reminded at times of the reason I felt no loss when I adopted the West Coast over my well-known East Coast.
I think its hazard lights are blinking.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Thursday, February 14, 2013

There's more than one way. . .

. . .to roll a wheel!
I'm really not suggesting this, even with three rambunctious grandsons.

Monday, February 11, 2013


I'm guessing 1972 or thereabouts. Architect I.M.Pei and his structural engineers used an unusual structural concept for steet-framed buildings in the use of the exterior wall for structural support:
I remember it well. :(

Monday, February 04, 2013


DW#1 took me and two friends into deepest Berkeley Sunday evening, to Zellerbach Hall. We found instant parking, believe it or not, in part because most of North America was watching SuperBowl XLVII. Guess what? DW#1 had made the correct choice! And, the power never failed at Zellerbach during the extraordinary feats of Kodo, the traveling Taiko group.

It was a riveting show, with world-class performers and a bunch of beautiful drums. Amazing rhythms and wonderful variations thereof.

DW#1, by the by, points out the lack of printed scores for the musicians. She states that every move must be memorized through practice, and then more practice.

If you get the chance, by all means leap at the opportunity to see Kodo Taiko
 (P.S. cut & paste: High volume, full screen.)(P.P.S.: This one is even better: Especially for all grandsons wherever located.)