Category: Personal

April Showers

April 15th, 2009
Yesterday was clear and cold in San Francisco, with bright sun and a biting wind. It remained so as I rode BART home through Oakland and Lamorinda. But as I debarked in Pleasant Hill, there were mounts of black clouds huddled against Mount Diablo and… more »

Improvement Hurts

April 1st, 2009
A really, really good post over at Ta-Nehisi Coates' blog today. As you might expect, it's couched entirely inside the black American experience. (To be precise, inside the Ta-Nehisi Coates' experience, just as we are all looking out from our own eye… more »

A High Degree of Difficulty

March 31st, 2009
We're raiding Naxxramas last night, and we're about to fight Gluth, and there are a couple of people who have not done the fight before. So the raid leader explains the fight, which is a bit intricate with some people running one way and another group d… more »

Cooked Offerings

March 25th, 2009
I noticed the other day that without realizing it, my wife and I have been engaging in an ancient Eastern tradition. In Asian homes there are frequently small shrines to the family ancestors. These ancestors are remembered at meal times with small porti… more »

Ow! My Brain!

March 17th, 2009
I am working from home on Mondays. This means that I am taking my lunch at home on Mondays, and this in turn means I am receiving some exposure to daytime television. And I have to say, "Ow! My Balls!" would be an improvement over almost all of the d… more »