El Cerrito Library

I like the plaque in front of the El Cerrito Library

El Cerrito Library
Where the individual may acquire
the wisdom to contrive
the strength to support
the beauty of the arts
that adorn man’s undertakings

Adopted by: El Cerrito Albany Masonic Lodge No 686
July 4, 1996

At my first reading aloud to Abigail, I saw it all spinny-aroundy:

Where the individual may
acquire the wisdom
to contrive the strength
to support the beauty
of the arts
that adorn
man’s undertakings

Possibly full of beautiful hidden meaning, or just my tired brain.

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It looks like it’s an annual event around here. I have achieved inbox 0 at home! Celebrate! I should be getting my next email any moment now… waaaah!

Previously

Drug Expiration Dates

Did you ever wonder how terrible it would be if you ate that expired medicine in your medicine cabinet? In brief: probably not so bad. Here’s an article from the Mayo Clinic about the US military Shelf Life Extension Program (SLEP). Most drugs maintain all their potency 2-8 years after their expiration date. The only ones on their list that needed to be thrown out on the expiration date was Albuterol and Diphenhydramine (Benadryl). If you store your medicines in less than ideal conditions, your mileage may vary. Read it for yourself. Read the tables.

Mayo SLEP

Two Years of Home Videos in Two Minutes

Did I mention that I have the most amazing, wonderful, daughter in the entire universe?

Arthur Ganson’s Machine with Concrete

Who is your favorite artist? Arthur Ganson has topped my list for many many years! Look him up.

Videos of many of his art pieces… AMAZING

His TED Talk

His website

This piece is at the Exploratorium. I love it.

Making New Art

A few months ago we were at the ECPC Messy Art Day. Abigail had just gotten off of the spin art ride and while they were mopping up her spin art and making it go away I said to her “It makes me a little sad when they make the art go away.” And Abigail responded, “It makes me happy because they are going to make new art.” My job here is done.