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Archive for August, 2010

Burning Questions 2010

Friday, August 27th, 2010

In August in San Francisco, all conversation turns toward Burning Man. I wrote about that in 2006 when we were pretty disillusioned with the city in general, and the whole Burning Man conversation just seemed to add (pardon the pun) fuel to that fire. Still, the pictures on the SF Chronicle’s web page have fascinated […]

Two week catch-up

Friday, August 27th, 2010

The bank where John is working is still looking for people on a contract basis. It requires a skill set which is not common anymore (IBM mainframe assembler), but our friend Martha from northern CA has those skills, so she’s been staying with us for two weeks for her startup, introduction, etc. That means we’ve […]

The Tao of Travel #16

Friday, August 13th, 2010

You never really know what time it is When I sat down to write this, I realized it’s been almost a year since my last Tao of Travel post, so I thought this one should be about time. Given that I allowed so much of it to pass between these posts, I surely have a […]

Weekend Travel

Friday, August 13th, 2010

Is it mid-August already? We’ve had a rather cool summer here, so perhaps that’s why it doesn’t seem like just a few weeks ago we were setting the clocks to daylight savings time. Not that I’m complaining – we don’t have air conditioning in the new place yet and historically it can toasty in this […]