Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Peet's sold

I bought Peet's when it when public for about $8 more than ten years ago;
I sold it for a small profit.  Now the company has been taken private at $75!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Looking for online version of Dan Suarez references

Suarez writes great techno-thrillers: Daemon, Freedom, and Kill Decision - I have read all three.  Now I am looking for an online version of the reference pages in the third book.

Now THIS is musicality in movement!

Japanese juggler

Friday, October 19, 2012

GoodReads web site

goodreads.com is a service I recommend for recording your reading habits and sharing them.  You can maintain "shelves" of books, such as read and to-read; you can write and read reviews and see recommendations.  Users can share their ideas with others - join me there!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Frank Rich says conservatives are like cockroaches

"The Tea Party will win"

I am now officially a Shambhala Buddhism meditation instructor

After forty years of various degrees of participation (ten on, twenty off, ten on), I am now ready to begin instructing students.  This weekend and the preceding three weekends of class were rich in content, heart, and community - many kudos to the staff , instructors and fellow trainees!

George Lakoff

Lakoff's goal for Obama tonight

Friday, October 12, 2012

Friend search

Looking for Jackie Jarvis and Les Pembroke and Tom Alexander (saxophone/Berkeley)

Monday, October 8, 2012

Kids These Days

via Gregory:

"I remember a few years back, when my son was about 7, he asked me "did you watch Cartoon Network when you were my age, dad?"
I replied "When I was your age, we had a black and white TV, with 3 channels. There was nothing to watch in the morning or daytime. There was about 2 hours of children's TV in the late afternoon". He thought about this for a bit, then said "you must have spent a lot of time on the net, then".

Sunday

Nice day of meditation.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

bi-e-reader ;-)

How to install Nook app on Kindle Fire

do Bal dancers go rock step hold step walk walk

when they hear Dylan's new tune "Duquesne Whistle"?  Well, it's at least a toe-tapper...

apt quote

The Buddha did not formulate his teaching for spectators.

Return to blogging after 11 year hiatus

In the Seventies and Eighties I participated in UseNet and various email lists.  In the Nineties I published an email newsletter called Metaphorage/Metaforage.   For about three years from 1999 to 2001 I published a blog by the same name.  I then went off-line for a year or so and returned in read-only mode for ten years.  For the last year or so I have participated in Facebook and Google+.  Now I have revived my blog as Metaphorage2.  I will reduce my Facebook posting and move over here more general, political and philosophical topics.    More to follow...
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