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Birthday Karma Abounded

esterday had some fun birthday karma! Here are just a couple of examples: Elephant Bar Restaurant We had lunch at the Elephant Bar Restaurant on 1225 Willow Pass Rd in Concord, CA 94522. (Yes, we were not in our normal neck of the woods!) First, the food is excellent. Very fresh and healthful. And the decor is […]


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Over the Hill

A Few Odds & Ends

Night at the Symphony A week ago tonight we went to the San Francisco Symphony: Till Fellner performed Mozart‘s Piano Concerto No. 24 in c Minor, K 491 (1786). Flawless, intricate voicing. And the symphony was at its best, with Semyon Bychkov conducting. The balance. The classical period restraint. The symbiosis. Gorgeous! I so wish […]


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The Truth vs. The Urban Legend

This happened about 20 years ago, and I am fascinated by the difference between what I thought was true and what the facts seem to be nearly 20 years later. Here’s what the media conveyed to me: A woman drove up to the McDonald’s drive through, bought coffee, put it in her lap, spilled it […]


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Burly Bakers

Burly Bakers

On Saturday I walked over a mile to meet the Burly Baker, himself—Bill. From Atlanta, he was in town for the weekend. Bill is actually a computer geek by trade. At lunch he handed me a box of his Brown Butter Cashew Blondies. With a glint in his eyes, he rhapsodized over how they are made and what’s […]


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