Monthly Archives: December 2011

2011 – a very fine year!

  OK, please bear with me while I take a look back.  I don’t do this very often; I like to live in the moment and look ahead.  However, I might be doing myself a disservice if I don’t reflect … Continue reading

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father-daughter night out!

Can’t wait!  The Walnut Creek Yacht Club has the best seafood in town, bar none — maybe in the whole east bay.  I have been wanting to take Lara for some time and am finally getting around to it.  She … Continue reading

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finding worthy charities

Karen and I are trying to decide on some charitable organzations to which we can give, and I was doing a little research today.  I found one one rather cool website called GiveWell.org:  http://givewell.org/ GiveWell seems to be objective and … Continue reading

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Easy Rider

Tonight I watched Easy Rider with Erik.  I’m amazed that I had never seen it before.  Wow, what I trip!  Literally.  It’s a great movie — seems like it really captures the 60s.  If you haven’t seen it, I do recommend … Continue reading

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Ohhmmmmm

Ohhmmmmm

One cool gift I received from my sister-in-law is a little statue of a buddha, a “Meditating Hotei” by Designer Stone. I love it!
In my yoga practice I find it helpful during balancing poses, like “tree” pose, to focus on something that’s not moving. For yoga on a budget I usually pick a spot on the floor, a wall, etc. Now I have an actual focal point to which I can relate! I think I will take it to class and set it in front of me. I don’t really want the attention that may bring, but it’s a small enough statue that many people won’t even notice, if I set it somewhere inconspicuous.

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Geocaching

Geocaching

The day after Christmas, David, John and I went for a hike along the Shell Ridge trails from Indian Valley to Borges Ranch and back. Along the way we found some geocaches, which was fun! They have been getting into it, but it was a new experience for me. The one we found as pictured in the photo was a canister hidden in a tree, and in the can were some random items, like little toys, and a log of who had been there. The weather was brisk and beautiful. For the last couple of miles on the return, we were running at a pretty good clip and got a nice workout.

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What were your favorites gifts — to give?

This year I was excited about some fun gifts I was giving.  It sounds silly, but one of my favorite was a “My Little Pony” toy for Lara.  She loves the show and watches episodes on YouTube.  Apparently the show … Continue reading

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