Nov 13th, 2016: I doubled the
size of my race walking bling collection as a finisher in San
Jose's Veterans Day Run.
Nov. 17th, 2016: They gave out
these buttons at the GPSCC meeting. The message was "We're
switching from candidate activism to movement activism."
Thomas L. Friedman definitely
gets it on how deep and systemic the problems with consumer
culture are. Hot, Flat and Crowded explains a lot of the
problems and puts them in perspective very well. I think his
rose colored glasses obscure his view in some ways, but that's
a minor bone to pick. For sure he's collected a lot of stories
that are worth reading into his narrative. Yes, they do add up
to a real need for change in the United States. Reading it, I
was glad to see evidence of a journalist with mainstream pull
Read The Kite Runner on my
eastbound summer vacation trip. It's an Afghan-American story
of how war came to Kabul and how one family escapes. They end
up in Fremont, California. That's where the author finished
growing up. If you want to know something about
Afghan-Americans, this is probably a good book to read. It's a
fun read. I gave it away at the Green Party Convention so I'd
have room in my kit for stuff like Jill Stein buttons to bring
back to San Jose.
Sept. 23rd: This is the corn
crop I was able to grow this year, less one serving I shared
with Virginia late in the summer. Worked out to about 14 ears
ranging in size from finger size to about short hot dog size.
13 oz, including cobs and some shucks, but not the stems on