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creative burst 2010

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Posted on July 31, 2010 at 09:53 PM in Discardia | Permalink | Comments (0)

stop not being awesome 2010

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Posted on July 30, 2010 at 09:33 PM in Discardia | Permalink | Comments (0)

Match expectation to opportunity and vice versa 2010

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Posted on July 29, 2010 at 06:11 PM in Books, Discardia | Permalink | Comments (0)

there's still time for progress 2010

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Posted on July 27, 2010 at 01:17 PM in Discardia | Permalink | Comments (0)

"Sometimes it is very difficult to resist that impulse to fold under the end corners of one's conversational toilet paper, as it were, to make a perfect but temporary point." - Lalu

A magnificent comment in an online forum thread...

Posted on July 27, 2010 at 10:10 AM in warnings & kvetches | Permalink | Comments (0)

tasking vs. working 2010

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Posted on July 26, 2010 at 05:46 PM in Discardia | Permalink | Comments (0)

North Beach with M-D 2010

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Posted on July 26, 2010 at 12:00 PM in friends & family, San Francisco | Permalink | Comments (0)

increase your opportunities to lounge comfortably 2010

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Posted on July 24, 2010 at 05:16 PM in Discardia | Permalink | Comments (0)

Visiting Grandma Susie 2010

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She looks a little stern because we'd woken her from a nap, but she quickly cheered up. Photo by Mum Jinx.

Posted on July 24, 2010 at 12:02 PM in friends & family | Permalink | Comments (0)

reading on the porch 2010

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Photo by Mum Jinx.

Posted on July 24, 2010 at 12:01 PM in Dinah - preferences | Permalink | Comments (0)

McGranderstrand 2010

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Posted on July 24, 2010 at 12:00 PM in friends & family | Permalink | Comments (0)

having a uniform 2010

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Posted on July 22, 2010 at 01:33 PM in Discardia | Permalink | Comments (0)

Housing and the American Dream: Think Small 2010

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Posted on July 22, 2010 at 01:19 PM in Discardia | Permalink | Comments (0)

good Godbey 2010

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Posted on July 21, 2010 at 12:11 PM in Discardia | Permalink | Comments (0)

fax machines 2010

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Posted on July 20, 2010 at 10:34 PM in Discardia | Permalink | Comments (0)

How to get started with Discardia 2010

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Posted on July 19, 2010 at 09:59 PM in Discardia | Permalink | Comments (0)

Dinah on video 2010

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Posted on July 19, 2010 at 09:24 PM in Discardia | Permalink | Comments (0)

Hello to a new week! 2010

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Posted on July 18, 2010 at 11:52 PM in Discardia | Permalink | Comments (0)

Leave your desk 2010

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Posted on July 16, 2010 at 04:39 PM in Discardia | Permalink | Comments (0)

How We Know What Isn't So 2010

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Posted on July 15, 2010 at 03:41 PM in Discardia | Permalink | Comments (0)

the Look-Ahead 2010

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Posted on July 15, 2010 at 11:56 AM in Discardia | Permalink | Comments (0)

Discard the assumption that your smoke alarms are working perfectly 2010

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Posted on July 13, 2010 at 12:09 PM in Discardia | Permalink | Comments (0)

SwapTree 2010

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Posted on July 12, 2010 at 11:53 PM in Discardia | Permalink | Comments (0)

Good news and an opportunity for San Franciscans 2010

I'm very relieved that the San Francisco Board of Supervisors Budget & Finance Committee has maintained funding for the Neighborhood Emergency Response Team program. This is a wonderful, practical, and free program to train ordinary San Franciscans to stay safe and, where possible, help others in case of disaster. Unfortunately, there's no guarantee the funding will be preserved in the future, so take advantage of the program now while we have it.

Why should you care?

California has a 99.7 percent chance of having a 6.7 magnitude earthquake or larger during the the next 30 years. The likelihood of a more powerful quake of 7.5 magnitude in the next 30 years is 46 percent. Such a quake is more likely to occur in the southern half of the state than in the northern half. ... the probability of a 6.7 magnitude earthquake or larger over the next 30 years striking the greater Los Angeles area is 67 percent and in the San Francisco Bay Area is 63 percent [source]

The best way to deal with this threat is to understand what it would mean for you and your household and how you can reduce your risks of being badly hurt during a quake. Take the classes, they're free and interesting. Download the NERT manual and learn how to put together an emergency kit. Get involved with your local team and stack the deck in favor of coming through the next big shakeup unharmed.

San Franciscans, once again, why should you care?

Because we have 17,000 residents per square mile and only about 300 firefighters on duty at any given time. You will need to be self-sufficient, especially in the first three days after a major quake.

It's not hard to be ready, but you do have to start preparing.

Every week, from now until the ground moves, devote a little time – even just a few minutes when you can't take a class or do a bigger safety project in your home – to providing for your future.

Posted on July 12, 2010 at 04:15 PM in health, the big room with the blue ceiling, tools | Permalink | Comments (0)

Is it time to abandon a constant? 2010

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Posted on July 12, 2010 at 01:09 PM in Discardia | Permalink | Comments (0)

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