Wednesday, November 28, 2012


these leaves have probably fallen now. these were the hangers on this past week.

it was hard to listen to the fresh air show about yemen last night. makes me disappointed in obama and our foreign policy, especially in regard to drone strikes and the lack of guidelines around them. 

the interviewee, journalist Gregory Johnsen says:
I think that one of the failures—or at least for me—one of the failures of both the Bush administration and the Obama administration has been to not put in place a legal or an ethical framework for the use of drones. Drones I think are a great piece of technology. They are a piece of technology that groups like al-Qaida do not have. They are something that the U.S. I think can use to great utility, and can use to its advantage but they have to be used judiciously, and I don't think that's what's happening right now, unfortunately.  
he also mentions a ny times article by scott shane and jo becker that says that the US doesn't count military age males in yemen as civilian casualties when they are killed in a strike zone. they're automatically considered combatants if they are in a strike zone. this makes me very very sad. this disregard for lives (in addition to the deaths during strikes of those the US does consider civilians) can only lead to more violence and enemies.

Friday, November 23, 2012

mr. green eyes

pinky leon 

the words green eyes always remind me of this song

just like walking on lafayette street here in alameda never fails to plant paul simon's that was your mother in my head— "standing on the corner of lafayette..." i won't even realize it either until i'm blocks away and humming, "headin' down to the lone star cafe..."

fall houses in alameda


Wednesday, November 21, 2012


fall tree and leaf
happy thanksgiving, americans.

savoring the last of the season's leaves. more fall photos to come.

now it's torte baking time.


Sunday, November 18, 2012

jack london square

jen's bob lake cuts sprout studio cards at patchwork, a craft sale held at jack london square. (skateboard footrest not pictured.)

i purchased this sweet cloud mobile made by katrina.

the JLS tree was getting dressed with lights (already). 

the JLS farmers market pears were looking cute.

the sky, blue.

Monday, November 12, 2012


around alameda after a sunglasses purchase. my usuals have disappeared, as sunglasses seem to do. a cute vw bug seen on the way.

just around election day, i noticed some clever and beautiful designs for marriage equality. two by christopher david ryan (who also did a bunch of lovely obama graphics) and two by shanna murray. talented supporters!

pinky leon in his nest of covers

Saturday, November 03, 2012

morning walk

this morning's alameda houses

quick last pre-election links

for prop 37
just label it
great short video that very succinctly debunks several of industrial agriculture's myths 
more 37 links in this post of mine

for obama
those americans who eat food (that's everyone, right?), here's an opinion about why we need obama.
for those americans who care about climate change and the environment, here's another reason we need obama in office
for those americans who believe in equality, another reason.

fingers and toes crossed for tuesday!