Sunday, January 29, 2017

It is interesting that, with women holding top positions in this territory, there is encouragement to reach out to...

It is interesting that, with women holding top positions in this territory, there is encouragement to reach out to boys so they'll realize leadership positions aren't ONLY for women. If only that sensitivity was present in situations where the situation is reversed, in countries like mine.
#leadership
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-38679913

Thursday, January 26, 2017

San Francisco Bay from the Bay Bridge (view between the diagonalsupports of the lower deck, so this took several...


San Francisco Bay from the Bay Bridge (view between the diagonal supports of the lower deck, so this took several tries!), including Coit Tower, Alcatraz (the tiny island in the center), Angel Island and the lovely shapes of Marin's many hills.
#sanfrancisco #sanfranciscobay #sky

Midday along the edge of the Bay in South SanFrancisco. #sanfranciscobay


Midday along the edge of the Bay in South San Francisco. #sanfranciscobay

Monday, January 16, 2017

On a walk back from a medical appointment, I enjoyed the fog on our lovely Bay.

On a walk back from a medical appointment, I enjoyed the fog on our lovely Bay.
#sanfrancisco #fog
https://goo.gl/photos/oTpJLnfQqct1sCzz6

Photos from a walk around town, ogling new residential construction.

Photos from a walk around town, ogling new residential construction.
#sanfrancisco
https://goo.gl/photos/adwLNG8pcYRuzPm3A

Humans could be smarter, but often choose not to be.

Humans could be smarter, but often choose not to be.

"The blue whiting offers a cautionary tale for what may one day happen to lanternfish and other species. It was once one of the largest fish stocks on the planet, found in the twilight zone of the North Atlantic. But unlike lanternfish which spend much of their time in the murky depths, the blue whiting was a relatively shallow species which aggregated along the continental shelf in high numbers, and so was easier to catch. As a result it was decimated, largely to supply the cat food market in the UK."

8-o

The best part of this article is about an effort to extract fish from deep water, fish which quickly not only spoiled, but set the boat on fire! Sometimes, nature really needs a strong self defense plan!

#ocean #ecology #cluelessness #destruction
http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20170113-the-race-to-fish-the-larder-living-in-the-twilight-zone

Sunday, January 15, 2017

California throws its weight around in the best ways!

California throws its weight around in the best ways! A friend in Europe didn't understand that I have the optimism of a resident and citizen of a state (and a city!) that sets standards far higher than those of the national government... #california
http://m.motherjones.com/politics/2017/01/california-trump-immigration-climate-healthcare-marijuana-guns-tech

Scotland's Sunday Herald, and its tv writer, Damien Love, deserve the mentions for this little schedule summary.


Scotland's Sunday Herald, and its tv writer, Damien Love, deserve the mentions for this little schedule summary.
#scottlandherald

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Sorting through 2015 files, I come across my first and only trip to Austria!

Sorting through 2015 files, I come across my first and only trip to Austria! So, here are some images from a short July weekend in Vienna.

#vienna #austria
https://goo.gl/photos/r2ikTjmFpY7WpeHT8

Friday, January 6, 2017

File under: people can be awesome!

File under: people can be awesome! It's not just this gentleman & his wife, but thearmy of volunteers making sure everyone settles in well.

The Canadian who spent C$1.5m to rescue more than 200 Syrian refugees

#directaction #philanthropy #volunteerism#syria
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jan/06/jim-estill-syrian-refugees-canada-guelph-ontario?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other