Monthly Archives: August 2014

When a Stabbing Sounds like a Gunshot

I recently saw OC Shakespeare Company’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Playing in an outdoor amphitheatre, the actors often contend with sirens, low-flying planes, and honking cars. The performance I saw was a few nights before the 4th of July so bottle … Continue reading


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A Little Deutsch Will Do You Besser

I’m taking a Cousera class Learning How to Learn: Powerful mental tools to help you master tough subjects taught by UC San Diego engineering professor Barbara Oakley (with guests). To keep the material relevant, I decided to study German. I‘ll … Continue reading

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Riding the Alaskan Bore Wave: Getting it done

From Birdpoint on Alaska’s Turnagain Arm, I saw my first tidal bore. Earlier that day we took a bus from Whittier, AK to Anchorage and then backtracked to Birdpoint. The bore (fourth highest in the world) can be more than … Continue reading

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