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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Flower Power lives on Parker at MLK

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The Best Page Not Found Error Message

The best "Page Not Found" error message I've come across

Monday, April 20, 2009

It's 80º in Berkeley today

One smart cat - it's 80º in #Berkeley and with the humidity of 40% feels like 80º

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Berkeley Historical Society - Posters from the 60s


Saturday, April 18, 2009

I spent the evening sorting through gazillions of photos

It was the high point of our trip to Hawaii.

And what is it? The shadow of Mauna Kea upon the clouds to the east of the mountaintop. Most people watch the sunset... the more interesting show is behind you.

I spent the evening sorting through gazillions of photos. This one continues to be a favorite.


I came across copies of the two patents I received at Chevron

Kind of like doing an archeological dig.


UV XYZ aren't what this license plates is referring to!

A trend in the Green Hills of Berkeley & Albany

I'm starting to see a trend in the Green Hills of Berkeley and Albany

Friday, April 17, 2009

Polanco Gallery on Hayes Street San Francisco

John & Aldo at Polanco have super quality Mexican Crafts

We had a delightful night strolling tonights Hayes Valley Block Party

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A tale of re-tail therapy

Lefties in San Francisco


Monday, April 13, 2009

Leonard Cohen at the Paramount Theater

At Oakland Paramount Theatre for Leonard Cohen concert.

The average age is gray alte kakke.

Carol wouldn't join me for an evening of lugubrious music, Suzanne is down by the river, and I just couldn't ask Debbie Downer because she couldn't take the music's upbeat tempo and foot tapping rhythm.

I just read Joel Selvin's review of the concert "Leonard Cohen's Graceful Gift"

It summed it up perfectly... and didn't include how wonderful the musicians were.


Endangered Species found on the Home Made Cafe Wall

Endangered Species found on wall next to Home Made Cafe @ Dwight/ Sacramento in Cenral Berkeley


The Berkeley YMCA Congratulates Me!

I love going to the Berkeley YMCA. Looks like it enjoys my visits too.


Sunday, April 12, 2009

Found object in Casa Serkes' yard


Friday, April 10, 2009

Favorite Radio Shows hosted by Ira....

Favorite Radio Shows

Science Friday http://www.sciencefriday.com hosted by Ira Flatow

This American Life http://thisamericanlife.org hosted by Ira Glass

and BerkeleyBlogCast.com hosted by Ira Serkes


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Poudini (ana Dini Bini) does her catwalk

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Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Saul's Deli North Berkeley Soul Food

Saul's Deli North Berkeley Soul Food

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I know why this dog was let out

Shattuck Avenue North Berkeley about a year ago

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Carpe diem... so does the light

Moments after taking this photo across from the North Berkeley branch of the Berkeley Public library.

The moral of the story? If you do it now you won't be wistful about.

Taken in Berkeley's Northbrae neighborhood.
wisteria photos or opportunities you just missed taking or doing.

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Here Here for Josh at The Center For Better Hearing. I can hear here!

Here Here for Josh at The Center For Better Hearing. I can hear here!

Chances are if there's a guy in your family who's better than 55, he might need some hearing assistance. I put off getting hearing aids simply because of vanity. My cool hearing aids are practically invisible, and look like bluetooth modems. Have him call me - I'll tell him what a difference they made.

Downside? No more selective hubby hearing


Another bright idea in the GREEN Hills of Berkeley

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Buena Vista Way and Leroy - Berkeley Hills

The Hillside School on Leroy abd Buena Vista Way. Buena Vista is one of my favorite streets in North Berkeley.


A '51 Chevy in Berkeley's Elmwood Neighborhood

My father had a '49 Pontiac, so this brings back fond memories. Seen in Elmwood neighborhood of Berkeley.

Want to know when a car was made? Look at the red brake light cover. This beauty was from 1951, just a few years younger than moi.


Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Blacksmiths? In Oakland?

Blacksmiths? In Oakland?

That's right - There's a blacksmith in Rockridge.

Eric Clausen designed beautiful iron railings for us - His web site is http://clauseniron.com and we highly recommend him.


I'm on the hold on the phone with godaddy... And they are very cool.

Their message "if you prefer to be on hold without music" please press the #
key now.


Oakland's Whole Foods Market

Great buffet selection at Whole Foods Market on Harrison in Lake Merritt neighborhood in Oakland


Leonard Cohen at the Paramount Theater next week

Just bought by Leonard Cohen ticket. I LOVE The Paramount Theater.

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We cycle and recycle at the Berkeley YMCA

We cycle and recycle at the Berkeley YMCA.

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Monday, April 06, 2009

History of Nineteenth Century North Berkeley

Thu 9 Apr at Black Oak Books - "History of 19th Century North Berkeley" by
Richard Schwartz

He'll be showing slides and talking about his book "Eccentrics, Heroes, and Cutthroats of Old Berkeley"

Worth attending!

Black Oak Books
is at 1491 Shattuck Ave

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Can never have too many ACLU Members!

Can never have too many ACLU members. Solano Avenue in Thousand Oaks

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Sunday, April 05, 2009

The Kensington Circus Pub

The Kensington Circus Pub ... a family friendly place, where the kids play underthe dartless dart board.

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Thursday, April 02, 2009

I'm from New York but wouldn't refer to myself as New

I'm from New York but wouldn't refer to myself as New

Everyone brings pleasure to a room

Some when they enter

Others when they leave

Oakland Fox Theater

A local Real Estate Law firm used my photo of the #Oakland Fox in their newsletter and invited me to an update on the Hetch Hetchy Water System at Scott's in Jack London Square

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Web 0.0 Conference in San Francisco