Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs’s influence on our lives is all-encompassing. Profound. We are as aware of it as we are of the boundary between air and lungs, between water and gills.

A movie for C, who may be getting a new liver today

A friend of mine may be getting a liver transplant today. Don’t know for sure yet, it’s still the waiting time. I’ve read other transplant blog entries about how the day that IT happens is usually a long day. Anyway, I’m reading the blog, donorcycle, by a transplant coordinator nurse (why she does what she […]

OMG, that was SUCH a close one!

The LATimes has a video on a driver heading the wrong way in the carpool lane of the 605 freeway at about 11:30 last night. I recognized it immediately. This is the second time I saw the car. The first time I saw the car was last night, around 11:30. I was heading north of […]

Things I learned the hard way

This month, Derek Powazek has been writing a series called Things I learned the Hard Way. The latest, Someone’s Always Listening, is a beaut. Coulda been so much worse. Am glad I learned my own version of “it’s a small, small world so don’t burn any bridges” long before I got involved in All Things […]

If I could keep going to one web page over and over again

it would be this. Because it asks the home question: Why am I here right now instead of making something cool on my own? What’s the barrier to me starting that right now?

Rest in peace, Madelyn Dunham

Barack Obama’s grandmother died this morning. Tutu, ya done good. Very very good.

Can I vote on your marriage?

More on Proposition 8. I have a Japanese sister-in-law. If it were the 1940s, members of my family would have been hauled away to internment camps for the duration of the war. If it were earlier days, the marriage of my brother and sister in law would have been illegal. I have a sister-in-law born […]

Rest in Peace, Randy Pausch. And thanks.

He died early this morning. Statement from Carnegie Mellon University.

Randy Pausch & The Last Lecture. Is this the last vigil? Updated

[UPDATED] Saw this a while back. Didn’t blog. Till now. The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch. The hypothetical Carnegie-Mellon tradition, “If you could give only one last lecture, what would it be?” was not so hypothetical in Pausch’s life. He delivered this lecture last fall last fall after finding out that his pancreatic cancer was […]

Rest in Peace, Robert Mondavi

Robert Mondavi’s life. Tonight we’re drinking a Barbera from Woodbridge by Mondavi (The winery, named for the town of Woodbridge, is near Lodi, which is near Stockton, CA). We lift our glasses in a toast to Mondavi and the way that he vi changed California for the better when it comes to the fruit of […]