Category Archives: Arts and Education

Bicycle Exhibition 2008

I normally can’t see myself riding a recumbent, but this one would be pretty cool. And going back to my previous post that mentioned wooden bikes, this one looks pretty heavy, and that’s just from all the spokes. And topping the recent discussion here of belt-driven bikes is this cable-driven bike that you have to… Read More »

Best of the East Bay

Last Friday my wife and I celebrated our 15th anniversary by going to Linden Street Brewery for their Friday afternoon open house and then the Oakland Museum of California for the Best of the East Bay party. Both were excellent. Some of our friends brought a penne pasta salad with fresh-grated parmesan and grilled tri-tip… Read More »

Bizarre Bike Safety Video

When I think bike safety or car safety video, I mostly think about boring instructions on how to ride a bike or drive a car in the most conservative fashion. But what if the kids in the safety video had monkey faces and curly tails? That would make even the most Ritalin deprived kid pay… Read More »

Book Review – Waiting for Fidel

Waiting for Fidel by Christoper Hunt My wife bought this book for me a few years ago when we were doing a lot of international traveling. It never made it to the top of my reading stack, but this summer I was looking for a relatively small paperback book to read while taking BART and… Read More »

Budapest Day 2

So far, the weather had been cloudy and cool. Today we had a nice change with a bit of sun and warmth. Unfortunately, this was to be a rare combination over the next week or so. The first week of June was surprisingly cold in central Europe. Most days, the temperature didn’t cross 15 degrees… Read More »

KALX Fundraiser

Once again, it’s that time of the year when you open your wallet and make a large donation to the best college radio station in the country, KALX. Okay, so I’m a little bit biased because my wife is the general manager of the station, but they really are awesome. And speaking of awesome, this… Read More »

Schoolhouse Physics Rock

It’s not exactly Schoolhouse Rock, okay, it’s not remotely as snappy as Conjunction Junction, but there’s something you gotta like about the Singing Physics Professor. Listen to his off key, falsetto, baritone voice accompanied by baritone ukele in an interview on NPR.org. Many more songs are available at his website. I don’t know about you,… Read More »

RIP: Judith Scott, Sculptor

[via Boing Boing RIP: Judy Scott, amazing sculptor with Downs’ Syndrome. Sadly, Judith Scott has apparently passed away recently. She was a very talented sculptor who worked on her art at the Creative Growth Art Center in Oakland. Judith wrapped yarn and fabric around ordinary objects to create large, mysteriously shaped creations. Like many of… Read More »