Category Archives: happiness

Book Report #7: Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain

#7: Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain by David Eagleman Are you in control of your actions? In a few minutes when you’re finished reading this blog post you might get up to go to the restroom, make a … Continue reading

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Open Letter to Board of Supervisors re CEQA Appeal Reform

SF Supervisors I am a local business owner in SF (10 employees in SOMA) and a former SF CTA Geary BRT CAC Board Member. I resigned in January 2013 from the Geary BRT CAC because of lack of progress and … Continue reading

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Book Report #5: 1906

#5: 1906: A Novel by James Dalessandro 1906 is a surprisingly awesome book. Surprising for me because it’s a historical fiction novel and that’s usually not my cup of tea. The story takes place in San Francisco right before (and during) the … Continue reading

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Optimization of Ponies

I don’t think I’ve ever pondered the existence of My Little Pony fan fiction, and if I did I surely wouldn’t have imagined that I’d ever read any of it. But through a random link on Reddit’s singularity subreddit last … Continue reading

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Book Report #4

#4: Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman This book by Daniel Kahneman was a satisfying read which made a clear explanation for the sense that I believe we’ve all had that humans don’t always use the best reasoning when making decisions. … Continue reading

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Book Reports

As part of my New Year’s resolutions this year I’m trying to get to 25 books read in 2013. This is an obligatory Book Report blog post stemming from that goal. Take it or leave it, but here we go. #1: Overclocked: … Continue reading

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Why I resigned from Geary Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) board

I love Bus Rapid Transit (BRT). Implementing BRT is recognized by transportation professionals across the world as a proven set of techniques to significantly improve a bus line’s performance with little up-front investment in costly infrastructure such as rail. BRT … Continue reading

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New Year’s Post: Life Goals and 2013 Resolutions

I love flying. I feel as though it gives me a greater perspective on myself and the rest of the universe. I wanted to take advantage of this on my recent flight back to San Francisco after visiting my family … Continue reading

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Tournament highlights renewed interest in curling around the Bay Area

Another video, this one was a bit more fun and easier than the taxi story…

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Mayor Newsom’s crazy ‘take back the streets’ idea is well founded but slightly misguided.

The Chronicle reported on Mayor Newsom’s idea to turn a good portion of the Embarcadero into a pedestrian-only safe zone during certain times of the weekend. This is similar to the City’s current closing of JFK Drive in Golden Gate … Continue reading

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