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I’m Pretty Sure She Is

From someone who attended Maria Shriver’s Women’s Conference in Long Beach to hear Jerry Brown and Meg Whitman speak at a program hosted by NBC’s Matt Lauer: “People are still wondering if [Whitman’s] a carbon-based life form.” http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/10/30/MN881G3LMU.DTL&feed=rss.news#ixzz13sA5mKKW Always nice to see Star Trek references in modern culture :). And…

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A Study in Pink

We just got around to watching the first installment of a new BBC adaptation of Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes. It’s wonderful!

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A Horse of a Different Color

Every once in a while I see a movie that is edge-of-the-seat exciting… even though I know how it will turn out before I walk into the theater. Secretariat is such a movie. Wow!

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Making Our Democracy Work

I just finished a good book, “Making Our Democracy Work: A Judge’s View”, by Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer. If you’re curious about the way the Supreme Court fits within the overall framework of a functioning democracy, and would like insight into the approaches justices use to decide cases, it’s

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Almost There!

About a year ago I started a new exercise regime which is based on using an elliptical machine as many days a week as I can tolerate (currently I do three on, one off). Shortly afterwards, I set myself a goal of burning 1,000 calories in 40 minutes. Why 40 minutes?

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Like Sand through an Hourglass…

Years ago I had the pleasure of working with a wonderfully good-humored, droll, witty Brit geologist named Michael Welland. He ran the strategic planning group of Atlantic Richfield’s international division while I was in charge of the financial planning and budgeting team. We came from very different backgrounds, but hit

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