Friday, September 08, 2006
Thursday, September 07, 2006
Saturday, September 02, 2006
"We need a new system of values - a system that recognizes the organic unity between humankind and nature and promotes the ethic of global responsibility."
Friday, August 25, 2006
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
Editor -- In response to the June 20 letter, "How to make Coit Tower real," I wanted to bring your readers attention to San Francisco City Guides, a nonprofit organization that leads free walking tours on the history, legends and lore of San Francisco. The letter-writer lamented the lack of educational opportunities at Coit Tower. Yet, every Saturday at 11 a.m., informative local volunteers do lead free walking tours of Coit Tower and share the stories behind the vibrant and controversial murals that depict scenes from the Great Depression.
For 28 years, San Francisco City Guides has been an integral part of the San Francisco landscape bringing equal voice and color to the historic landmarks and hidden treasures of San Francisco. As a sponsored program of the San Francisco Public Library, these tours are offered free of charge. I would encourage all of your readers to join us on a tour. They will not be disappointed. Information on San Francisco City Guides can be found at www.sfcityguides.org.
City Guides directorSan Francisco
Tuesday, July 04, 2006
Sunday, April 30, 2006
Wednesday, March 22, 2006
"On February 22, Chinese authorities detained filmmaker and blogger Hao Wu. He has not been charged with a crime."I've never met Hao, but had he not been detained on February 22 by Chinese authorities, I may have very soon. Perhaps on his next visit to the US. We have a mutual friend who had told me loads about him and how our interests intersected in many avenues such as film, technology, culture, politics, and travelling to name a few. My girlfriend and I had a chance to watch Hao's debut documentary, Beijing or Bust, on a video copy my friend had lent me. Previously screened at the 6th Annual San Diego Asian Film Festival (Fall 2005), it is a cinematic montage of interviews with US-born ethnic Chinese who now live in China’s capital Beijing -- a refreshing and enlightening journey into one of today's most rapidly transforming society. FREE HAO WU! Please join in appeal for Hao's release by calling attention to the situation.
Sunday, February 05, 2006
What's in a name? In case you were wondering, Bluetooth gets its name from a 10th-century Danish king, Harald Blatand (or Bluetooth) who unified Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. According to legend, he had an affinity for teeth-staining blueberries. Oh, and the logo combines the runic alphabetic characters for H and B. read more on CNET.com
Monday, January 23, 2006
An infinite number of monkeys using an infinite number of typewriters for an infinite amount of time, could not produce the complete work of Shakespeare, unless they have read it.I'm no a expert on radio/podcast programming, but I must say The Ricky Gervais Show on Guardian Unlimited (available on iTunes) is one of the funniest programming on radio. Much like the legendary Fawlty Towers and the more contemporary counterpart, The Office, the Ricky Gervais Show is a comedy classic. Karl's eccentric interests and theories are an unending source of laughter -- it's unfortunate that it's planned as only a 12-episode podcast. I think they're at episode 9 at this point. Enjoy.