Not too much of a surprise…

You know I'm a quiz junkie, you know I'm a science fiction fan, so here goes… (thanks Poppy) Update: I just now realized that Deanna Troi, the empathetic counselor, and Geordi LaForge, the geeky engineer, were tied in this quiz. How appropriate! Your results:You are Deanna Troi Blog Category:  Personal

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Tilden Park

Sometimes, I can be a nebbish. I was  complaining (it's very possible you heard it) about how much of a city Berkeley was, and how hard it was for me, and how I missed being near cows. Well, I'd heard a lot about this place, but hadn't really been there. Come to find out, that […]

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Summer Reading List

Well, it would hardly be summer without a reading list. I've got one. It's pretty long, and a bit schizophrenic (it's mostly religion and science fiction.) We'll see how many of the books on my list I'll get through. The first few books on my list I have on the sidebar on the right, and […]

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Another example …

… of something that will get someone in trouble with the copyright police, but for no good reason. This is an inventive, and very funny mashup of Star Wars and Lord of the Rings, called "Star Lords." (Link for broadband only, sorry.) Blog Category:  Film Humor Intellectual Property

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Democracy TV

I had run into Democracy TV, a while back, but I re-discovered it in a much more mature state last week. It's basically a platform which takes advantage of "Web 2.0" and bittorrent. Particularly, what it does is allows you to subscribe to RSS feeds of videos, download them, and watch them, within an iTunes […]

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Recovering from a full weekend

I drove back from Santa Barbara on Friday, just to turn around and drive up to Redwood Valley, up north of Ukiah, about 2.5 hours north of Berkeley. I was there for a very special occasion. My friend, and Buddhist teacher Arinna Weisman, was being blessed because she is "going forth" to be ordained into […]

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Go see this movie

Yesterday, the movie An Inconvenient Truth was released. Unless you live in LA or NY, it won't come to a theatre near you until June. I'm definitely going to see it, and I think everyone should, even though many people will think of this as preaching to the converted. You can see the trailer (don't […]

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An informal poll

I'm sitting in the living room of my friend who lives in the Santa Barbara area, resting up, enjoying good company, and just beginning the process of integrating all that has happened to me this year (there's a lot!!) Blog Category:  Personal Weblogs

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