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Green commuting

One of my resolutions for 2014 is to make at least half of my commutes “green”, i.e. bicycling or mass transit. I live in Sacramento and work in Davis, about 40 km (25 miles) away. Amtrak offers an excellent heavy … Continue reading

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The Dark Tower

Back in September 2011, I (and many other geeks) was introduced to NPR’s “Top 100 Science Fiction and Fantasy Books” via SFsignal’s amazing flowchart. I had already experienced about half of the books, but that still left quite a few … Continue reading

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Local sandwich shops

An article in the Sacramento Bee last week highlighted a couple of locally-owned sandwich shops: The Sandwich Spot at 1630 18th St Dad’s at 1310 S St I haven’t been to either place yet, but I wanted to get the … Continue reading

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Maalouf’s Taste of Lebanon

My buddy, Andy, has been urging me for months to try the food at this Lebanese place he likes. But I’ve been coming home for lunch most days, and I wasn’t going to take my family there for dinner without

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Nutella

We went looking for a source for Nutella here in Sacramento last week. Neither Barb nor I had seen it in “regular” grocery stores, so we checked all the specialty (read “expensive”) stores: Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, etc. Barb finally … Continue reading

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Tokyo Fro’s sushi bar

Barb introduced me to Tokyo Fro’s sushi bar several months ago. It was pretty good, but I just haven’t had a chance to go back there. A few days ago Andy suggested sushi for lunch, and Tokyo Fro’s is conveniently … Continue reading

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Boulevard Coffee Roasting Company

Boulevard Coffee is yet another one of the businesses I frequent that doesn’t have a web page. Their coffee is always freshly roasted, and they have an excellent selection. My personal favorites are Boulevard Blend, a good crowd-pleasing medium blend, … Continue reading

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The End of Suburbia

My family recently watched “The End of Suburbia”, and it caused quite a bit of discussion. Our teen-aged daughters’ perspectives were especially interesting. This is a movie that I think everybody should see, if for no other reason than to get people thinking about how their lives will change post-Peak Oil.

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Racism in Arden Park

Racism is still with us. My wife opened the curtains this morning and got to see this: I’m so mad about this, I can’t even write anything more about this right now.

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Attika

I finally got a chance to play Attika at the Sacramento Boardgames Meetup last night. This game was already on my Christmas list because it seemed like “my kind of game”. Now that I’ve actually played it, I think it’s … Continue reading

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