Yearly Archives 2011

I went on a bike ride!

Daddy and I went on an hour-long bike ride today down to the marina and along the bayshore trail. We went about 9 miles; it was a leisurely ride on a lovely day. View Bike Ride 2011-09-17 in a larger map

It’s Therapeutic

Yesterday, it was hard to get up, and even harder to get started doing homework. Instead of being down on myself for all the other things I did in the meantime, I tried to think of things and being “therapeutic,” which reminded me of this video by Brigitte Dale (1:58 onwards): Here are some of […]

In sunlit silence

Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings; Sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth Of sun-split clouds,—and done a hundred things You have not dreamed of—wheeled and soared and swung High in the sunlit silence. Hov’ring there, I’ve chased the shouting wind along, and flung […]

Budget woes

I am disappointed with the “current resolution” to fund the federal government for the remainder of fiscal year 2011 (through September), particularly the spending cuts which will reduce or eliminate federal funding for: Government offices and programs that fund energy innovation projects. National Public Radio and public television. Education, resulting in a loss of jobs for […]

The School of Information

I’m now in my second semester of a master’s program at the U.C. Berkeley School of Information. This term, I’m taking a course called “Concepts of Information” with Geoff Nunberg (whom you may have heard as the linguist contributor on NPR’s Fresh Air) and Paul Duguid. Our first assignment was to write an elevator pitch […]