Monthly Archives: January 2010

Ever heard of Grace Hopper?

Ever wonder who said:   “It’s easier to ask forgiveness than it is to get permission”?  Often attributed to Grace Hopper — inventor, naval officer, academic and business leader. We discovered The Commonwealth Club of California and soon after discovered Grace. … Continue reading

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Angling and Casting in San Francisco

Exploring cities that you’ve been to before — perhaps for long weekends or, like me, when you were at graduate school across the Bay –is a great experience.  You already have the lay of the land and a sense of … Continue reading

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The path to good food…

Food is a archetypal need.  So one of the first orders of business in a new city is finding out where to eat and where to buy food.  Despite the current wet, wet, wet weather, we are enjoying exploring our … Continue reading

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SF Movie menus…reserve seats + wine + dine

Continuing to experience the  SF cultural landscape, we ventured out to see Avatar in 3-D at the Sundance Kabuki Theatre in JapanTown.  http://www.sundancecinemas.com/ This is a Robert Redford innovation — wining and dining and reserved seating at the movies.   … Continue reading

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Reading a new city…

Settling in to San Francisco for a two-month stay reminds me of studies at UC Berkeley 25 years ago in “reading” the cultural landscape of a neighbourhood, town or city.  When the opportunity to take my administrative leave at UC … Continue reading

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2010: an exciting year of managing change

Back at the blog.  Have missed it and the discipline it seems to bring to my life.  But always good to take a break.  I spent a lot of time over the last couple of weeks going through the detritus … Continue reading

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