Global Warming and California

I don’t think anyone knows exactly what’s going to happen due to global warming, so the AP article on global warming’s impact on California is more speculation than science. On the plus side, we can anticipate that global warming will…

PB&J Campaign

I love stuff like this. Feel like having a hamburger? Choose to eat a peanut butter & jelly sandwich instead, and you will save 2.5 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions, 280 gallons of water, and up to 50 square feet…

Sexual Misconduct Plagues Schools

In October, the AP ran its results of a comprehensive investigation of sexual predation by teachers. Obviously, if you take a population of individuals as large as teachers (3M public school teachers), some bad actors are unavoidable. Indeed, even if…

California Name Equality Act of 2007

California has passed the Name Equality Act of 2007 (AB 102). Hooray! Among other things, this law allows either spouse to change their name upon marriage (or upon registration of a domestic partnership) simply by filling in a blank in…

Maybe It’s an Emerging Chanukah Tradition?

Sounds like this marketing person didn’t understand the target audience very well–you’re not likely to stimulate new sales by advertising ham as “delicious for Chanukah.” Category: Product #: Regular price:$ (Sale ends !) Available from: Condition: Good ! Order now!…

Dina Having Trampoline Fun

Apologies for the implicit beaming-dad nature of this post, but I thought this short video perfectly captured Dina’s personality. Category: Product #: Regular price:$ (Sale ends !) Available from: Condition: Good ! Order now! Reviewed by on. Rating:

Quiet Hotel Rooms

I am generally a pretty light sleeper, although since I’ve been a dad I often simply pass out from exhaustion when I’m traveling. When I stay in hotels, I am often frustrated by the poor soundproofing of hotel rooms. I…

NYT on San Francisco Vegetarian Restaurants

A couple of weeks ago, the NYT ran a lengthy article on vegetarian restaurants in San Francisco, spotlighting Greens, Millennium, Herbivore, Cha-Ya and Cafe Gratitude. I’ve never tried Cha-Ya, so I’ll have to check it out. Of the others, Herbivore…

Mendocino Anniversary Trip: MacCallum House, Cafe Beaujolais, Mendocino Cafe, Living Light Cafe and More

Lisa and I celebrated our 10 year anniversary in Mendocino, my favorite tourist destination of all time. Great scenery, great food, lots to do. This time, we stayed at the MacCallum House right in town, which turned out to be…

Mineral Restaurant, Murphys, California

Over the years, we have found vegetarian restaurants in some wacky/unexpected places, but Mineral Restaurant ranks up there as one of our most surprising discoveries. Mineral Restaurant is a high end vegetarian restaurant designed to compete with other five-star Northern…