I'm learning for the first time how to use the macro setting on my digital camera. Still struggling.
There really aren't that many copies of Milosz's poetic work at Cody's. Given that I'm really into his poetry right now, I expect the rest of the world to be in the same state of active engagement. A quick glance at the bookshelf at a local bookstore reveals otherwise.
Update: Lloyd wrote the following to me: "There might be more Milosz volumes at Black Oak Books, actually, in either/both the new and used sections. The folks at Black Oak always had a soft and warm spot for Milosz, who after all was practically the neighborhood poet laureate, living as he did just up the hill on Grizzly Peak Blvd (near my friend Jane's house, where I used to live; I'd occasionally see him when he'd be out walking). "
I hope that yesterday was a happy day for you whether or not you are paired off with someone special. For me, this is the first year in a very, very long time in which I have a sweetie to mark V Day.
I had heard in passing talk about French Women Don't Get Fat ansd wondered whether there would be any "secrets" to eight loss in the book. (I guess the marketing campaign for the book worked enough to get me to ponder what the book had to ffer.) Hence I looked for the answer to my question in The New York Times > Books > Sunday Book Review > 'French Women Don't Get Fat': Like Champagne for Chocolate, which states:
- Guiliano recommends Dr. Miracle's plan as the French way, but it is not unlike the advice that American nutritionists on Web sites and at spas and clinics across the country dispense every day. It is exactly the advice I got last year at Dallas's Cooper Clinic during my annual physical: if you want a glass of wine with dinner, don't eat the bread or skip the baked potato. Do some aerobic exercise; if you're over 40, lift weights. Keep a food diary and cut out the processed junk. Slowly changing your eating habits is far more effective than any crash diet. You don't have to deprive yourself if you learn to make trade-offs. And on and on.
Just what I thought: there is no royal road to thindom.
It was nice to be reminded by The New York Times: To Do More. Or Less. Or Something, that in the end, I should not take any system, letting alone the very useful Getting Things Done approach too seriously!)
Fast Company | The 6 Myths Of Creativity is a good article for those interested in fostering creativity in organizations they manage.
For those of us who love the trees on the UcBerkeley campus, go read: 1.26.2004 - Going out on a limb for Berkeley’s venerable trees: "Take away the lecture halls, the brilliant students, the Nobel laureates, even take away the Campanile and the tie-dye, and there'd still be a unique feel to Berkeley. Where to find it? Try the trees."
Every so often, I keep hearing about the unexplained and disquieting electoral irregularities in Ohio. Salon.com News | Investigating Ohio seems to be still timely.
The word "hapa" is now used in the mainland United States to describe a person of partial Asian ethnicity. However, some Hawaiians dispute this usage, claiming that the word should only be used to describe people of partial Hawaiian ancestry.
- The City of Timmins presents you with Timmins Web-Cam; there are two (2) cameras taking live pictures from City Hall and from the Mattagami Region Conservation (MRCA) Building at Gillies Lake.
- But the sushi made by Mr. Cantu, the 28-year-old executive chef at Moto in Chicago, often contains no fish. It is prepared on a Canon i560 inkjet printer rather than a cutting board. He prints images of maki on pieces of edible paper made of soybeans and cornstarch, using organic, food-based inks of his own concoction. He then flavors the back of the paper, which is ordinarily used to put images onto birthday cakes, with powdered soy and seaweed seasonings.