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

Saturday, July 23, 2016

I love anemones, and jellies, and things that swim in the deep! #noaa #marianatrench

I love anemones, and jellies, and things that swim in the deep! #noaa   #marianatrench  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFUpRE6AZsU&feature=share

A pleasant dose of Jon Stewart, for those of you who feel under nourished, after the week's Superfund Site's worth...

A pleasant dose of Jon Stewart, for those of you who feel under nourished, after the week's Superfund Site's worth of toxicity. #jonstewart #colbert #usa
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNiqpBNE9ik&sns=gp

This brief article notes that autonomous home and road-use (vehicular) robots have an extensive range of needs to...

This brief article notes that autonomous home and road-use (vehicular) robots have an extensive range of needs to help them navigate the environment. This could play out into conflicting ways: first off, homes and roads may be designed not for human comfort, but for the effective functioning of robots. Next, the same environment may be purposely designed to fool those robots should they become a threat, such as during times of war.

Either way, the needs of robots will be considered in both interior and other environmental design projects going forward.

#autonomousrobots #selfdrivingcars #dazzle #antirobotcamouflage #interiordesign
http://motherboard.vice.com/read/a-lesson-from-tesla-autopilot-cities-will-have-to-be-redesigned-to-confuse-invading-robots

Thursday, July 21, 2016

The difference between the makeup of the intern populations between the two major US political parties is truly...

The difference between the makeup of the intern populations between the two major US political parties is truly striking. I'm a Green, but want to note that this image from the Dems makes me smile. #usa
https://twitter.com/repebj/status/755521816408489984

Sunday, July 17, 2016