Category: Personal


March 17th, 2009
Since we moved to Pleasant Hill a year ago, I've watched the continuing construction of a nice new office building a block from the Pleasant Hill BART station. Placing office buildings adjacent to BART stations is a great idea, it allows for easy rail c… more »

Bureaucracy done right

February 26th, 2009
I was at the Department of Motor Vehicles about a month ago, and I have to say, my experience was really very positive. Here's a thumbs-up to the CA DMV. When the end of the year rolled around, we received in the mail the re-registration form for the… more »

Two Weeks?

February 24th, 2009
So I've been sick. Not just any sick, but out of work for an entire week sick. It began with deep chest coughing last Monday, turned rapidly into fever, and I remained in bed with fever from Monday afternoon through Thursday morning. Now it's Tuesday of… more »


January 29th, 2009
I stayed home sick yesterday (yes, I was sick), which gave me an extra high domesticity level; in addition to making dinner I did a bunch of other stuff, including baking cookies. My wife passed through the kitchen and nabbed some cookie dough, leavi… more »

Fried Chicken and Cucumbers

December 15th, 2008
So, I was reading Brad DeLong's blog, and he links to Matthew Yglesias, who links to Ta-Nehisi Coates, who says that white people eat cucumber sandwiches. Which is fine. I keep hoping for a world where we can bring up racial stereotypes and all have… more »