When I have seen the police bicycling on sidewalks, I have wondered what type of example they've been setting. Enforcing laws for everyone else, while themselves in the process of flaunting the laws. Now I know that the laws explcitly exempt the police. Hmm....
I really enjoyed Do You Want to Live Forever? because I was fascinated by how a brilliant outsider could synthesize vast bodies of interrelated facts to come up with startling (if unorthodox) theories about a profound topic as human aging and (im)mortality.
Another beautiful day in Berkeley. Windy though. The wind came and then died quickly. Walking to work was wonderful. Plants, color, warmth, a few surprises along the way. The picture-taking mania got a bit out of hand.
After a great seminar, it is a refresher to look out the window.
Berkeley Nobel Physicists Charles Townes wins a big award, as reported in the Daily Cal: Professor's Spiritual Work Gets Him Award
The other day, when Chris and I were lunching at Sun Hong Kong restaurant, I aked for yao choy to be added to my lunch dish. I was told that there was only bok choy. Chris wondered what yao choy actually looked like, to which I responded that I'd take pictures of some yao choy next time I'm at Berkeley Bowl. Here are my thumbnails:
You can click on them to look for other sizes. For example:
Trade expert warns U.S. obsession with security threatens Canada's sovereignty:
"Let's embarrass the hell out of the Americans," by warning potential customers that the U.S. doesn't always treat even its close neighbour and favoured trading partner very well.
"They (America) want to expand their markets and other countries are going to be leery," if they hear of Canada's experiences, Jennings said.
Yay!!! My sister Shirley and brother-in-law Kris made it into the New York Times:
The New York Times > Business > Your Money > The Goods: Leaping a Cubicle in a Single Bound:
Mr. Schantz stressed, however, that Mr. Dunn was just one of dozens of visual inspirations for BossMan. Ms. Yee and Mr. Schantz sifted through hundreds of corporate snapshots to find the right qualities for the six-inch, $15.99 action figure that made its debut - along with a model named MoneyMan - in December.
I was amazed by the combination of variety and orderliness and prettiness outside the car wash.
I hadn't realized how popular gardening and gardening books are. Witness this book display at a local Barnes & Noble.