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Sunday, February 24, 2008

Sippy Cups @ Bimbo's

Nora and the other kids at the Sippy Cups concert at Bimbo's rockin' out to "I Wanna Be Sedated." View the still photos on Flickr.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Please Donate to Sarah's AIDS LifeCycle Endeavor

Guess what... I'm riding my bicycle from S.F. to L.A. this summer in AIDS/LifeCycle! That's 545 miles in 7 days starting June 1st. Yep. Me. On a bike. For the first time in 7 years (I know, seven years!).

Hear that tin cup rattling?
I am trying to raise at least $2,500! Please support me and the San Francisco AIDS Foundation by giving what you can.
Donate online at:

Your donation can truly make a world of difference in the lives of people living with HIV and AIDS, because the money raised by the participants (over 2000 of us!) will provide critical services to those people via the San Francisco AIDS Foundation.

This bike ride down the coast of California is the biggest endeavor I have ever considered... I took my first ride this past weekend, and it was an amazing day. The last consistently active thing I did was the AIDS Marathon in New Orleans, way back in 2004. My brain, my heart and my waistline are all looking forward to the experience and challenge!

Much love to you and yours this Valentine's Day!

Monday, January 14, 2008

Sleeping Queens

Nora's best Christmas present was a card game called Sleeping Queens by Gamewright. She wakes up in the morning saying, "Can I please have some milk, and then we can play Sleeping Queens?" Truly. Every day starting on Boxing Day. And it is the first thing she asks to play when we get in the house after school/work.

This company makes the most amazing games. Be sure to check them out if you haven't seen them before. Nora has two other games that she loves, also by Gamewright: Wig Out (matching card game) and Feed the Kitty (a dice game). When we filled out our customer comment card after our second Gamewright purchase, they sent back a HANDWRITTEN postcard to Nora with some suggested games and personal responses to her note. Now that is stellar customer relationship management!

Monday, December 31, 2007

So Long 2007

The last sunset of 2007 over the hills of San Francisco. Look out 2008, here we come!

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Plant Trees + Stop Junk Mail = Green Dimes

I just found this web site to deal with my huge junk mail problem: GreenDimes. For a dime a day they get your name off direct mailing lists and keep it off, and plant a tree for you every month. So if you want to stop your mailbox from overflowing, and save some trees, take a look at GreenDimes. Note: I have noticed a HUGE reduction in the amount of junk mail I have been getting!

Help the Planet!

Our Volkswagen Golf has gone "carbon neutral" with a purchase of a TerraPass carbon offset. You too can balance your impact by funding clean energy projects with TerraPass, a low-cost, guaranteed way to offset the global warming impact of your driving, flying, and home energy use.