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I use this platform to share things that are of interest to me or things I'll want to reference later. Occasionally other people like these posts, hence "Shared Interests".
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Tag Archives: sacramento
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][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](http://www.sacbee.com/103/v-print/story/343443.html) last week highlighted a couple of locally-owned sandwich shops: * [The Sandwich Spot] at [1630 18th St](http://tinyurl.com/2g3vag) * [Dad’s] at [1310 S St](http://tinyurl.com/2p6fty) [The Sandwich Spot]: http://www.thesandwichspot.com/ [Dad’s]: http://www.eatatdads.com/index.swf I haven’t been to either … Continue reading
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Maalouf’s Taste of Lebanon
My buddy, [Andy](http://warboss.wordpress.com/), 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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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. Continue reading
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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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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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