Archive for May, 2011

What Went Wrong?: The Clash Between Islam and Modernity in the Middle East (review)

May 30th, 2011 by alephnaught

What Went Wrong?: The Clash Between Islam and Modernity in the Middle East (review)

Title: What Went Wrong?: The Clash Between Islam and Modernity in the Middle East Author: Bernard Lewis Paperback: 208 pages Publisher: Harper Perennial (January 7, 2003) Language: English ISBN-10: 0060516054 ISBN-13: 978-0060516055 I heard about this book a few years ago and finally had a chance to get a copy and start reading it on […]

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Bill Bruford – The Autobiography: Yes, King Crimson, Earthworks and More (review)

May 29th, 2011 by alephnaught

Bill Bruford – The Autobiography: Yes, King Crimson, Earthworks and More (review)

Title: Bill Bruford – The Autobiography: Yes, King Crimson, Earthworks and More Author: Bill Bruford Paperback: 352 pages Publisher: Jawbone Press (February 1, 2009) Language: English ISBN-10: 1906002231 ISBN-13: 978-1906002237 I love wondering around bookstores because I never know what I’ll find – I love discovering something I didn’t know I wanted to read. One […]

Pics from the dog park

May 28th, 2011 by alephnaught

Pics from the dog park

The Sepulveda Off-Leash Dog Park is about 15 minutes from our home; we love to take Iggy and Jett there, they run around with the other small dogs and have a great time! If you’re staying in the valley with your dog consider bringing him or her over to the park. Here are some pictures…. […]

My new watch

May 23rd, 2011 by alephnaught

My new watch

I ordered a watch for less than $10 (including shipping) online – it looked cool in the ad and now that I’ve got it I think it’s really neat.  I love watches that don’t get in the way, and this one qualifies. As you can see from the picture, you push a button and some […]

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Several species of small furry photographs….

May 22nd, 2011 by alephnaught

Several species of small furry photographs….

I haven’t posted a collection of photos in a while, so here goes… There are pics from all over LA in here, especially from my son’s recent visit. Translate

“Eating with a spoon, they won’t give you a knife” (video)

May 13th, 2011 by alephnaught

“Eating with a spoon, they won’t give you a knife” (video)

Nathan and I went to an El Pollo Loco for a quick lunch – the food is pretty healthy, fast, and tasty (he agreed just so you kn0w). But, they only gave him a fork and spoon to eat a two-piece lunch.  Of course, I thought of Peter Gabriel’s wonderful “Lead a Normal Life,” and […]

Nathan’s first day in LA; Aviva’s birthday dinner

May 12th, 2011 by alephnaught

Nathan’s first day in LA; Aviva’s birthday dinner

Nathan, my son (@thegeo on ‘the Twitter’), flew in last night. Today, we drove all over the valley shopping – he was looking for some specific comic books and figures, and he ended up finding almost everything he was looking for. And of course tomorrow is Aviva’s birthday so we went out tonight for her […]

Jett jumping for treats (video)

May 8th, 2011 by alephnaught

Jett jumping for treats (video)

Here’s a video of Jett jumping for treats – she really loves the dried chicken tenders, and she let’s us know clearly.  Luckily this is the only time she does this, otherwise we’d have to raise a number of things even higher in our house. Translate

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The Watts Towers

May 7th, 2011 by alephnaught

The Watts Towers

We were heading to Little India in south LA and saw the exit to the Watts Towers – we hadn’t been there so we took the sidetrip, and it was worth it. Very amazing, worth the trip if you visit LA; if you want to go inside you have to go on a tour and […]