The power went out about twenty minutes ago and I’m still optimistically thinking that it will come back on any moment now. I still have 50% charge in my laptop and 73% in my phone, so I am not totally cast adrift from the world. Even so, it […]
The weather today was glorious, and I enjoyed a walk with my sister and brother-in-law at Lake Cunningham in San Jose. We saw Canada geese, hares, mallards, coots, squirrels, kingfishers, and a white diving bird of some sort. We heard all sorts of different bird songs, and I […]
If you ask someone what sloth or slothfulness is, they’ll probably talk about idleness or laziness. They might think about the animal called a sloth and of its slow ponderous walk or the animated cartoon sloth in the film Zootopia. They probably would not be thinking about sin. […]
Recently, I thoroughly enjoyed seeing some of the sculptures that are temporarily on display in San Jose’s city centre. They are Tara Mechani by Dana Albany and Ursa Mater by Mr and. Mrs Ferguson, and they originated at the Burning Man Festival last year. (The San Jose Mercury News has written about Tara Mechani here and Ursa Mater here.) […]
The process of disconnecting from Facebook started out easily enough. I put up a post to tell my friends and family that I was planning to deactivate my account and two days later, that’s what I did. It took me a few minutes to find the right page […]
One of the many things I love about San Jose is the generous supply of public art. I have shared some before (here and here) and now I have some more recent finds.