Archive for the ‘General’ Category.

It’s not about bathrooms

Seen in a school I am serving at:

It’s not about bathrooms… as it was never about the water fountains.

It’s All About The Journey

My friend Vickie just died. She’d always say, “It’s all about the journey!” Sometimes it an excuse for why bad things happen. Sometimes it was a joyous call to celebrate the universe we live in. She was right on both accounts.

Pancreatic cancer took her at age 51. Death is coming with increasing frequency. The first contemporary of mine to die was JTF when we were both in our 30’s. My dad has been telling me about their friends dying more often; the parents of my childhood friends, their bridge partners, … neighbors. I am trying to describe the feeling I have regarding this and it is difficult, it’s a sad, dark void.



Learning and Teaching 3D Printing

My friends in the Kinetics Department at the Crucible are interested in learning 3D printing and then teaching it back to the whole building, running classes, the whole nine yards. Can you recommend learning opportunities for them? Would you like to join and help them be awesome? Write to me.

They have an Autodesk Ember 3D printer just sitting there waiting to become a tool of awesomness.



Diving In!

I am diving in to my final occupational therapy fieldwork on Monday! So I’ll be rather incommunicado for three months, until the middle of June. It’s at a nearby public school system, which is fantastic, my passion has been pointing me toward pediatric OT for a while.

During this time, life will be very busy for myself, Megan and Abigail. If you can help reduce Megan’s stress (or mine) in any way, our whole family would appreciate it!

Listen to Marketplace

Considering presidential politics? Listen to NPR’s Marketplace!

Hint: destabilizing factors are looked upon with suspicion on the world stage.

A Great Valentines Day, Hand to God

Megan and I had a really fun Valentines Day. Emmy came over to watch Abigail for our outing. Abigail shrieked with delight when she was at the door and demanded, DEMANDED that Emily come into her bed room. It was awesome. Went out to Kiru Sushi near home for a spectacular dinner and then off to see Hand to God at the Berkeley Rep Theatre.


Best moments in the show:

Bad puppet Tyrone and Carolina’s bad puppet doing nasty sex positions while their “owners” sit a hand’s distance away, quietly and entirely embarrassed for what they have to endure.

Jason/Tyrone goes full crazy on Tim and the way we are sitting in the theatre, we have Tim’s view and Tyrone is completely intimidating!