The Powerbear Press

A peek into a perhaps non-typical California mind

Archive for May, 2009

Prop 8

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

I told myself I wouldn’t post a reaction to the decision on Prop 8 (CA constitutional amendment that overturned the CA Supreme court decision to allow same-sex marriages; the campaign in favor of it was heavily financed by the Mormon church) for a least a day, so here it is. All through the campaign last […]

The Tao of Travel #10

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

Someone is always glad you made the trip “You’re the key on this project” I told Sam at the airport “they said your presence indicates how committed we are to it”.  Even in these days of video conferencing, there’s nothing like actually being there.  In business, there is no substitute for a solid handshake.  On […]

How did two weeks slip by?

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

It is said that life is what happens while you’re waiting for something to happen and the last few weeks have proved that. I got to see several friends I haven’t seen in a long time.  Scott was in town on business from Florida, so we had dinner together.  I went to Austin to see […]

The Tao of Travel #9

Monday, May 11th, 2009

Life never moves in a straight line, no matter how much we try to plan it. Twice when I thought my career was going well, I have been laid off.

Star Trek movie review

Friday, May 8th, 2009

In 1977 I went to an early showing of “Star Wars” and the theater was half empty; the next week, word had spread there were lines down the block.  Last night I went to see the new “Star Trek” movie – again in a half empty theater.  For the years in between, the conventional wisdom […]

Birthday metaphor

Sunday, May 3rd, 2009

After a successful week in the classroom in Chicago, I got back home on Friday night.  Our friends Ira and Russ arrived on Thursday from Pacifica so we chatted until very late as far as my body time was concerned. In addition to visiting us, they came down to cater the party for John’s 50th […]