Sunday, May 23, 2010

So How Come

It's apparently necessary to have read all of SB 1070 to oppose it, but it was perfectly acceptable to oppose the Affordable Care Act without having read a single word?

Saturday, May 22, 2010

News from British Columbia

Women coppersmiths, or Coppersmith women. Either way, the headline works.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Flash Opera!

Brindisi (The Drinking Song) from Act I of Verdi's La Traviata. The first performance is at the Central Market in Valencia, Spain, in 2009, then in 2010 at Philadelphia's Reading Terminal Market. Philadelphia being the one US city with a large indoor central market and a cool opera company. (Get on the stick, DC!) Lyrics here.



Monday, May 03, 2010

Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon 2010

3:25:13, with a swim of 32:45. After working myself up into a lather, the swim was great, hope to do that again. The bike, not so much. The run was difficult, but when you round the Golden Gate on the return to start heading downhill, and there's La Bridge, the Bay, and you see Alcatraz and think to yourself, "Hey, we just swam that!" it's a pretty glorious day.


And yes, the swim start really is like this: