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Reluctant Writer
Silicon Valley
Life is sweeter with chocolate, less stressful with kendo, more beautiful with music
Interests: kendo, making chocolates, learning to play the violin
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My recommendations for Seats 1 and 3 in the Sunnyvale City Council election 2013. http://nancyhirsteinsmith.blogspot.com/2013/10/attitude-matters-in-sunnyvale-city.html Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2013 at here goes
The National Park Service is conducting a small controlled burn to see how it was when the Indians used to do it. It's just two acres in Pinnacles, but it was started by flint by a tribal elder. In this... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2011 at here goes
I'm making plans to go to Bangkok in May 2012 for the Rotary International convention. I want to go to the temple with the tigers on leashes and see my my friend Kim, who lives there. Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2011 at here goes
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I have to take some responsibility for this because I encouraged him. You could say I reaped what I sowed and if my shoe fits, I should wear it. Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2011 at here goes
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May 17, 2011
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Ted "Unibomber" Kazinski's personal effects will go up for auction on May 18th. Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2011 at here goes
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Apr 3, 2011
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Apr 3, 2011
Sounds like a really interesting book. Thanks for posting the review, Megan!
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via www.oscars.org So, I'm happy to see stories of trancendent friendship did so well Academy as opposed to the story of the ironies behind a social networking friendship site. Also, glad to see Winter's Bone garnered a lot of nods,... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 25, 2011 at here goes
From the opening scene where fictional Mark Zuckerberg dumps Erica Albright because he thinks she hints he doesn't have the pedigree to make it in the clubs, the story becomes about retaliation against elitism. Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2011 at here goes
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The start of NaNoWriMo 2010 is only one week away! It took me one year to get my 2008 novel trancribed and another year to create the outline? I'm not the speediest worker. Now I want to do it again?!? You bet. Go! Write! Win! Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2010 at here goes
A: Grandma's Marathon. Some friends of mine just got back from running a marathon in Duluth MN. They gave it rave reviews, said it was the best-run marathon they've experienced. The buses arrived early so they didn't have to wait... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2010 at here goes
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May 9, 2010
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Here are things I learned from Sandalow's portrayal of Nancy Pelosi: 1) Always keep the friendship in your voice. 2) Never lose your composure, unless there's a good reason Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2010 at here goes
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Mar 15, 2010
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The biography of Warren Buffett by Alice Schroeder (The Snowball) decribes Buffett's relationship and friendship with Katherine Graham. These antecdotes were among the many surprises I've enjoyed about Snowball. Schroeder's descriptions of Graham have made me want to read Robin Gerber's biography about Graham, (Katharine Graham: The Leadership Journey of an American Icon) that came out a few years back. Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2010 at here goes
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Jan 18, 2010
now that the new year is here, it's time for taxes, FSA paperwork, IRS contributions - a drag of a season for those who hate paperwork Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2010 at here goes
I understand the point. The ad is supposed to mean that Kindle books carry readers away on amazing adventures. However, I don't care for the image of a woman posing like a cutout doll Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2009 at here goes
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Dec 6, 2009
How is it that, when I can barely keep up with this long-time blog, I wind up with three?! And one Twitter feed so far (or 3 if you count the other people I help with theirs, including the occassional... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2009 at here goes
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Oct 30, 2009
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When the maple leaves start to turn orange and drop to the wet ground when the rains turn cold, I always think of my favorite city, Chicago. The perfume of wet, freshly fallen maple leaves takes me back to the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2009 at here goes