Friday, December 30, 2016

"In addition to banning lifetime coverage caps, the Affordable Care Act lets consumers keep children on their plans...

"In addition to banning lifetime coverage caps, the Affordable Care Act lets consumers keep children on their plans until age 26; requires companies with at least 50 employees to offer coverage; and makes preventive care, such as health screenings, flu shots, breast-feeding supplies and contraception, free to those with insurance."

I'm benefitting from these improvements to all US healthcare, and do not plan to give these up! #aca #obamacare
http://linkis.com/chicagotribune.com/E1QiC

It would be lovely to be soaking in hot, stinky, volcanic water right now...

It would be lovely to be soaking in hot, stinky, volcanic water right now...

#iceland
https://goo.gl/photos/d3WZLqfzMU6PTeRw7

Thursday, December 29, 2016

#sanfrancisco #night

#sanfrancisco #night
https://goo.gl/photos/jEqNTmjugtG4p2jw6

Among the many places I was cold in Europe this year, Heidelberg made the list!

Among the many places I was cold in Europe this year, Heidelberg made the list!
#heidelberg #germany
https://goo.gl/photos/zYcrdbRJpMEGANxq9

As I catch up on my 2016 photos, here are a few from the industrial town of Mannheim, Germany.

As I catch up on my 2016 photos, here are a few from the industrial town of Mannheim, Germany. (This album is small but features cookies.)

#mannheim #germany
https://goo.gl/photos/f7vde4WxqYJ51sTC8

One nice thing about having time off is I can look back at where I've been and think about what I learned from it.

One nice thing about having time off is I can look back at where I've been and think about what I learned from it. One thing I learned is that I never really organized last fall's photos! (Doh!) Here are too many photos of the Louvre, some gushing about the Korea Now! exhibit at Les Arts Décoratifs, and photos of art supplies I was tempted to buy (as if I don't have enough).

#paris #france
https://goo.gl/photos/W8CtYVaJHYQNcN257

San Francisco's Asian Art Museum, in the updated old Main Library at Civic Center, is a treasure filled with...

San Francisco's Asian Art Museum, in the updated old Main Library at Civic Center, is a treasure filled with treasures! Here are some images of favorite details from yesterday's visit.

#asianartmuseum #art
https://goo.gl/photos/oLHQ5vsbcSYUkXjh8

This compact and brilliant exhibit of contemporary Japanese ceramic art is absolutely breathtaking.

This compact and brilliant exhibit of contemporary Japanese ceramic art is absolutely breathtaking. I'm so glad I went to see it. I recommend that you see it while you can!

#asianartmuseum #japaneseceramics #ceramics #contemporaryart
http://www.asianart.org/exhibitions/sculptural-turn

Friday, December 23, 2016

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

I believe self driving cars could be very useful in the future, especially to support mobility impaired people, and...

I believe self driving cars could be very useful in the future, especially to support mobility impaired people, and to prevent drunk driving. But, my optimism presumes that the cars will actually follow rules and be safer than human drivers.

This unilateral decision by Uber to impose upon the city of San Francisco cars incapable of following even basic rules suggests a level of idiocy that could damage the reputation of this technology severely.

"Local advocates noted that the Uber cars have been caught doing four out of the top five causes of collisions or injuries in the city – running red lights, going through stop signs, unsafe turns and failing to yield to pedestrians."

#selfdrivingcars #safety #pedestriansafety #bikesafety #arrogantbastards
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/dec/19/uber-self-driving-cars-bike-lanes-safety-san-francisco?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Saturday, December 17, 2016

I'm so proud of Governor Brown for being so passionately pro-science and pro-environment.

I'm so proud of Governor Brown for being so passionately pro-science and pro-environment. California has an excellent record in standing up to do what is right, regardless of Washington's action or inaction, and this fiery speech shows we will continue to lead. #governorbrown #science #environment #california #ourowndamnsatellites
https://www.theatlantic.com/notes/2016/12/this-is-what-the-resistance-sounds-like/510899/

Thursday, December 8, 2016

This is a remarkable conservative commentary satire.

This is a remarkable conservative commentary satire. I couldn't resist, because it is about Aliens. There are so many good lines...
#mcsweeneys #aliens
https://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/unused-audio-commentary-by-dinesh-dsouza-and-ann-coulter-recorded-spring-2003-for-aliens-special-red-state-edition-dvd-part-one

I've heard the first fact often, the second, not at all:

I've heard the first fact often, the second, not at all:

"Proponents of pipeline projects often argue that pipelines are a safer way to transport oil than by rail. And while its true that rail transport leads to more accidents than pipelines — by a margin of two to one, over the period between 2004 and 2012, according to data from the U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) — pipeline spills are usually much larger, spilling three times as much crude oil as train accidents over the same period."

#nodapl #safety #accidents
https://thinkprogress.org/north-dakota-pipeline-spills-analysis-744daad63543#.9crldbcwf

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Friday, November 18, 2016

<3

<3
#freedom #read #johnlewis
https://twitter.com/nbcnightlynews/status/799661509139787776

Messages of encouragement, love, and solidarity after months of hearinghate from future national leaders.

Messages of encouragement, love, and solidarity after months of hearing hate from future national leaders. #lovewinseventually #progressiveunity #america



Babies blowing kisses at me and this helped my view of Americans this week. #progressivesunite

Babies blowing kisses at me and this helped my view of Americans this week. #progressivesunite
#unitedwestand #neverisnow
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-38026825

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

This seems topical!

This seems topical! I'm using the best quote, in case you don't have time to read it all now, though it is worthwhile:

"Above all, [The Authoritarian Personality] was correct in its key argument: that there are personality differences among individuals in the degree to which they prefer clear lines of social authority, strict social norms, and social uniformity as opposed to diversity. It was also correct in arguing that individuals who score high on authoritarianism in this respect tend to be more intolerant of those who are different (e.g., racial, ethnic, or religious minorities) or those [who] appear to deviate from traditional social norms (e.g., LGBT folks). They are also more likely to gravitate toward political figures (e.g., Trump in the present context) who embody intolerance and willingness to attack minorities who are believed to pose some kind of social threat."

#facism #authoritarianism #bias #unconsciousbias #psychology
http://arstechnica.com/science/2016/06/how-world-war-ii-scientists-invented-a-data-driven-approach-to-fighting-fascism/

Monday, November 7, 2016

The USA has not mastered elections, despite 200+ years of practice.

The USA has not mastered elections, despite 200+ years of practice.

More specifically, the USA has a tradition of allowing states to allocate resources in a way of it deprives selected communities of complete access to democracy.

#votingrights #election2016
http://www.vox.com/presidential-election/2016/11/6/13542680/there-are-4000-people-in-a-half-mile-voting-line-in-cincinnati-today-this-isn-t-okay?utm_campaign=vox&utm_content=entry&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter

Friday, November 4, 2016

City three of three on this wonderful trip: Stockholm!

City three of three on this wonderful trip: Stockholm!! I've been to Stockholm (twice!) before, since I have two WONDERFUL photographer friends who live there, and I was delighted to get to spend time with them again.

I arrived in clear weather, which didn't hold long, so I'm glad I got out and walked my legs off while I had the chance. By the end of my visit, it was SNOWING (!!), and as a native of San Francisco, it was too cold for me to fully function in that weather. I felt so brave just for leaving my friend's flat, only to see that parents were pushing their babies in strollers everywhere as if it was no big deal... Those Swedes are secretly and modestly rugged! :)

This photo set includes some scenes from wonderful museums. (The set is also captioned, as all my Google Photo collections are, so hit the "i" button to see my descriptions.)

#stockholm #sweden
https://goo.gl/photos/28GZrAChTtHUAtsu7

My second city on my proper vacation was Copenhagen (København), Denmark.

My second city on my proper vacation was Copenhagen (København), Denmark. I had a WONDERFUL time there, visiting museums, going for walks along the water, and trying not to spend all of my money on Danish designed items.

Here, I get to show off my love of mineral pigments used to make Danish buildings so festive, and try not to obsess over the minimal, clean lines of posh Danish clothes. (I'm not a clothes horse, but Copenhagen made me fear I could become one.)

Note to self: I'm not accustomed to being blond yet, but being blond in Copenhagen made people assume that I am a (middle aged) Dane (despite not looking Danish at all). I had many moments of incomprehension, because even if I spoke English, they didn't really believe I wasn't capable of speaking Danish. Ooops.

#copenhagen #København #Denmark
https://goo.gl/photos/KNy5V4H7BUk4UwJY9

It had been years since I went on a proper, long vacation, so I have corrected this with a three city European tour...

It had been years since I went on a proper, long vacation, so I have corrected this with a three city European tour to visit dear friends and enjoy northern Europe!

My first of three great cities: Berlin.

#berlin #germany #berlinerweisseiskindofgross
https://goo.gl/photos/vovCE2EvEBAhzGpn8

Sunday, October 16, 2016

I heard my first Emergency Alert System broadcast today!

I heard my first Emergency Alert System broadcast today! Southern Santa Clara county may be prone to flash flooding, and there are some specific warnings related to landslides in burned areas from recent wildfires.

This link to alerts.weather.gov leads to current weather alerts for California, which I'll keep handy.

Yes, it is shocking to experience real rain again!

#weather
https://alerts.weather.gov/cap/ca.php?x=1

Friday, October 7, 2016

Saturday, October 1, 2016

I have an obscure interest in the history of pigments, but this article goes into all sorts of interesting...

I have an obscure interest in the history of pigments, but this article goes into all sorts of interesting archaeological directions.
#ochre #archaeology
http://m.nautil.us/issue/40/learning/the-modern-mind-may-be-100000-years-old

I am not the kind of friend who gives mathematical gifts for large birthdays, but I still found this to be an...

I am not the kind of friend who gives mathematical gifts for large birthdays, but I still found this to be an interesting excerpt to read about time travel.
#geekery #timetravel #math
http://m.nautil.us/issue/40/learning/a-nonlinear-history-of-time-travel

Friday, September 23, 2016

Possibly the best Get Out The Vote (GOTV) video yet:

Possibly the best Get Out The Vote (GOTV) video yet:

Robert Downey Jnr offers up a naked Mark Ruffalo to encourage Americans to vote. #election2016 #gotv #vote
http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/video/2016/sep/22/robert-downey-jnr-offers-up-a-naked-mark-ruffalo-to-enocurage-americans-to-vote-video?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Monday, September 12, 2016

Calm along the bay waterfront... #sanfrancisco #bay #waterfront #night

Calm along the bay waterfront... #sanfrancisco #bay #waterfront #night

Saturday, September 10, 2016

On a related theme, if you have been thinking about selling stock images of other people's buildings, currency, ...

On a related theme, if you have been thinking about selling stock images of other people's buildings, currency, flags, fancy jam jars, and so on, this article reminds you that intellectual property comes in many shapes and sizes. #intellectualproperty #photography #stockphotography #copyright
http://www.shutterstock.com/blog/contributor-resources/legal/stock-photo-restrictions/

If you are lucky enough to travel, and also happen to enjoy selling your photographs as stock photos, you should...

If you are lucky enough to travel, and also happen to enjoy selling your photographs as stock photos, you should know that many countries restrict what you can/not photograph for sale.

This article provides a nice overview of restrictions at a few famous landmarks. I wouldn't have guessed that Ayers Rock is on the list!

#photography #copyright #laws
http://www.diyphotography.net/10-famous-landmarks-youre-allowed-photograph-commercial-use/

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Yes, we live in a great time, when cyanotypes are featured in Wired magazine.

Yes, we live in a great time, when cyanotypes are featured in Wired magazine. You read that correctly. I'm always thrilled to see alt process images in mainstream - and even non-photography-specific - publications.

#cyanotypes #wired #meghannriepenhoff

Originally shared by WIRED

The Ocean Made These Wild Photos. Yes, Really http://bit.ly/2cbuCx6
http://bit.ly/2cbuCx6

Saturday, August 27, 2016

The shifts in color, from pinks to blues to greens and violets, are astruggle for me to capture in drawings...


The shifts in color, from pinks to blues to greens and violets, are a struggle for me to capture in drawings...
#succulents

#pattern


#pattern

Something cheerful beneath the thick fog blanketing town. #flowers


Something cheerful beneath the thick fog blanketing town. #flowers

Murals by Josh Talbott. #mural #joshtalbott

Murals by Josh Talbott. #mural #joshtalbott

Tahiti Pehrson does amazing cut paper art!


Tahiti Pehrson does amazing cut paper art!
#paper #art #tahitipehrson

I'm thrilled Katherine Johnson was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her contribution to the Apollo 11...


I'm thrilled Katherine Johnson was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her contribution to the Apollo 11 Mission's success. When NASA calls you to check their math, YOU ARE AWESOME.

#katherinejohnson   #math   #nasa   #humancomputer  

Originally shared by NASA

"Katherine Johnson, the NASA Mathematician Who Advanced Human Rights with a Slide Rule and Pencil" via Vanity Fair: http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2016/08/katherine-johnson-the-nasa-mathematician-who-advanced-human-rights

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Candyce has her own Etsy shop set up! Candyce Anderson, your shop looks great!

Candyce has her own Etsy shop set up! Candyce Anderson, your shop looks great!
#candyceelizabeth   #etsy   #jewelry  
https://www.etsy.com/shop/candyceelizabethus

Saturday, August 20, 2016

The story of Eric the Eel made me cry.

The story of Eric the Eel made me cry. Also, choke a bit, because I was eating as I watched it. #olympics2000 #erictheeel #thedailyshow
https://twitter.com/thedailyshow/status/767096384797368320

Monday, August 15, 2016

I have lived long enough to enjoy the advent of major motion pictures about heroic women doing math for NASA!

I have lived long enough to enjoy the advent of major motion pictures about heroic women doing math for NASA! dance of joy
#hiddenfigures #humancalculators
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RK8xHq6dfAo&sns=gp

Sunday, August 14, 2016

I am preparing to write about the wonderful 'Korea Now' show I saw in Paris last year, and came across this video,...

I am preparing to write about the wonderful 'Korea Now' show I saw in Paris last year, and came across this video, which shows selections from the exhibit. How convenient! #korea   #koreanowexhibition   #muséelesartsdécoratifs   #design  
https://www.amazon.com/Korea-exhibition-Pariss-Museum-Decorative/dp/B018EY8LTK

While some people complain about food fads like gluten-free products, I am deeply grateful - I developed an...

While some people complain about food fads like gluten-free products, I am deeply grateful - I developed an unexpected fructan intolerance after a bad reaction to NSAIDs, and now I can benefit from this fad!

One of my friends asked me questions about this, to see if my experience could help his daughter, who was suffering from digestive troubles. This is the note I wrote about my understanding, based on my experiences and those of my friends, about what might be going on.

#imisswheat   #fructans   #dietaryintolerance   #digestivehealth  
http://teahousehome.com/yes/yes038.html

Wa is a lovely book by my favorite design publisher, Phaidon. #Wa #Japanesedesign #phaidon

Wa is a lovely book by my favorite design publisher, Phaidon. #Wa   #Japanesedesign   #phaidon  
http://teahousehome.com/yes/yes037.html

I enjoyed Carrie Brownstein's memoir, and you might, too! #carriebrownstein #memoir #bookreview

I enjoyed Carrie Brownstein's memoir, and you might, too! #carriebrownstein   #memoir   #bookreview  
http://teahousehome.com/yes/yes036.html

Who can resist "Violent ball related sport 7?" #olympics2016 #parody #symbol

Who can resist "Violent ball related sport 7?" #olympics2016   #parody   #symbol  

Originally shared by Laughing Squid

Commemorative Poster Featuring Humorous Interpretations of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games
http://laughingsquid.com/commemorative-poster-featuring-humorous-interpretations-of-the-2016-summer-olympic-games/

Saturday, August 6, 2016

You never know when "upcycling" something will result in a museum-grade collectible artifact.

You never know when "upcycling" something will result in a museum-grade collectible artifact.

Printing silk maps to help lost people escape quietly is rather clever. Also, 'escape and evade' should be the name of my anti-social cosmetics line/tips/style.

#maps #upcycling #escapeandevade
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-36783325

Monday, August 1, 2016

I am back in pleasantly cool San Francisco after a brief visit to adear friend in NYC.

I am back in pleasantly cool San Francisco after a brief visit to a dear friend in NYC. It was in the 90s and humid every day! (Seasons? What are those?) Also, water fell from the sky several times, but I live in California where that no longer happens, so it felt exotic. #newyork #summer





Sunday, July 31, 2016

'The Observer view on Pope Francis’s comments on a world at war' is a solid read, using facts and figures to point...

'The Observer view on Pope Francis’s comments on a world at war' is a solid read, using facts and figures to point out that 'the West's' awareness of violence is up, but violence here is down. Our perception of the world being a scarier and more dangerous place has more to do with the news cycle than reality. That's a timely reminder.

#stateoftheworld #perceptionvsreality #24hournews
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/jul/31/pope-francis-war-terror?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Monday, July 25, 2016

This is lovely. #blue #brokenglass


This is lovely. #blue #brokenglass

Sunday, July 24, 2016

#outfit


#outfit

Geometry! #succulents


Geometry! #succulents

My friends organized a trip to the San Francisco Botanical Garden(known locally as the Arboretum), and I was...

My friends organized a trip to the San Francisco Botanical Garden (known locally as the Arboretum), and I was distracted from the piano performances (!) by the botany. #sfbotanicalgarden #botany






Along the Western waterfront. #sanfrancisco #waterfront

Along the Western waterfront. #sanfrancisco #waterfront




The Transamerica Pyramid looks a little worried.


The Transamerica Pyramid looks a little worried.

The Museum of Craft and Design has some visually pleasing shows up. Govisit! #sfmcd


The Museum of Craft and Design has some visually pleasing shows up. Go visit! #sfmcd

#bathroomsihaveused


#bathroomsihaveused

The part of my brain that remembers this block as Mission Market withits little red rooster (recently cleared empty...


The part of my brain that remembers this block as Mission Market with its little red rooster (recently cleared empty lot in foreground) and Value Giant (new housing block) is still surprised by this. #themission #time

Mmmmm. Almond milk chai.


Mmmmm. Almond milk chai.
#samovar #chai

We have bike traffic! #sfmta #bikescount #countbikes


We have bike traffic! #sfmta #bikescount #countbikes

The mother of pearl exhibit at the SF #asianartmuseum is a remarkablemix of old and new, following their highly...

The mother of pearl exhibit at the SF #asianartmuseum is a remarkable mix of old and new, following their highly successful curatorial approach of showing historic works alongside contemporary ones. #motherofpearl


If dragons were more like decorative-yet-neurotic giant dogs. :)


If dragons were more like decorative-yet-neurotic giant dogs. :)
#dragon #sculpture #asianartmuseum

I used to be able to take so much pleasure in these displays, butlately they have all been tributes to tragedies.


I used to be able to take so much pleasure in these displays, but lately they have all been tributes to tragedies. #sfcityhall

Perhaps digital sensors are figuring the red range outnow! #fuschiathecolor #red


Perhaps digital sensors are figuring the red range out now! #fuschiathecolor #red