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Fight the Burn

August 4th, 2008
As a Californian, I'm always interested in wildfires. The LA Times has recently been running a good series on the hazard, and of particular interest was their profile of Australian wildfire policy, dubbed "stay or go". Here's the key finding: Residen… more »

Schlitz Beer

August 1st, 2008
Apparently Schlitz beer is making a comeback. It's reformulated back to what it was in the early 20th century, when it was the best-selling beer in the world. What happened to Schlitz? Well: It was the world's best-selling beer from 1903 until Pro… more »

Awareness of Horror

July 31st, 2008
Manitoba RCMP had no answers Thursday as to what prompted a man on a Greyhound bus to suddenly stand up and repeatedly stab his seatmate, behead him and carve up his body in front of horrified passengers. That catches your eye, doesn't it? Bleah! Psy… more »

Water Safety

July 30th, 2008
Sunday before last we took the 2 year old down to Lafayette reservoir to feed the ducks. We went out to the floating pier that we like best with a bag of over the hill Trader Joe's hamburger buns. Two southeast Asian guys were there fishing, or rather w… more »

The New-Fashioned Way

June 30th, 2008
We stayed at the cabin this weekend. On the family ranch down near Santa Cruz we have a cabin, built by my grandparents and extensively refurbished over the last few years by my mother and uncle. It's two rooms and a bathroom, running water and electric… more »