Thursday, February 21, 2008

Hillary is Moms Jeans

Such a funny site! Keep refreshing and enjoy. Not sure what are done with suggestions...but there are some good ones!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Just read: Wine and War

Last week, I watched Downfall and was intrigued to read a book that I picked up a couple of months ago: Wine and War: The French, the Nazis, and the Battle for France's Greatest Treasure. I studied French in high school and have begun buying some nice CdP wine so thought it was time to learn some history and mix it up with my new passion. For those that don't know much about the wine country of France, this is a great historical guide to learn about the various regions and some of the "big" houses of Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne. If you like wine, history, or'll be happy to read this. I have a copy if interested!

Next up: Bobos in Paradise (well...I have about 30 pages not really next up). Thanks for the loaner copy, Michael!

Lawrence Lessig for California's 12th District!

Even though he doesn't represent me (Pete Stark does), I am all in favor of Lawrence Lessig taking over the vacant 12th District. See if this video moves you to do something (contribute or voluteer). He'll make his decision the first week of March.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Sad news from Korea

During my trip to Seoul last year, I was lucky enough to visit the Namdaemun Gate (one of Korea's National Treasures) the morning of my departure. Sadly, and arsonist burned it down on Monday. I snapped a few pictures of it before we left. My colleague Anthony has some footage of it while there in 2004.

Monday, February 04, 2008

Now Reading: Cormac McCarthy's The Road

Cormac McCarthy won the Pulitzer Prize for The Road. You may recognize his name from the recent movie No Country for Old Men. The Road is a postapocalyptic tale of a father and his son who walk alone through a burned America. Having just finished The World Without Us, I thought it would be a good follow-up.

After this, I will drift to 1940s France...war and wine!