At the Farmers Market

[Kumar and clown]

“Are you the Kumar who was in some of Wes Anderson’s films?”

“Yes. I was also in a film with Tom Hanks called Terminal. It did very well, around twenty or thirty million dollars.”

Be Kind

[flower, tree graffiti]

Berkeley Aquatic Park

I may have posted a picture of this graffiti somewhere before, here or on Flickr. I’d forgotten about it, but noticed it again yesterday. It’s nice.



To prep his pizza, Benjie nibbles off a ragged chip of the neighboring slice that lifted up with his piece, giving it a proper pie slice shape.


[Flower blooming]

These were a surprise last spring. They weren’t planted intentionally, but came up after we regraded the garden. I let them grow where they’d landed, but they got a little to much sun. In the fall, I dug up their bulbs and moved them under the lemon tree. I later rethought their placement and moved them again. Now they’re coming up in all three spots. This one, under the lemon tree, is the first to bloom.


[insect on car door]

Walking cautiously, as if getting used to a recent injury. Or maybe it’s fresh out of its cocoon.



It is time to get this blog going again.

Can anyone tell me why, when an image is included in a blog post, the default behavior of blog services is now to link the image to the actual image file? This convention makes no sense given that the embedded image is shown at full size. Why, in my day…

WordPress plugin developers, will you create a plugin that will link an image to a page that has a smaller version of the image, that in turn links to an even smaller version of the image, and so forth until the image is reduced to a single pixel? I would find this satisfying.