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Venus If You Will…

Today was the day of the long-awaited Transit of Venus across the face of the Sun. I made sure to get my errands done (like voting for Tuesday’s California primary election) before 3 p.m. so I can enjoy this astronomical event that won’t happen for another 105 years.

I dug out my […]

New Year, New Friends, New Beginnings

New Year's Brunch 2011, courtesy of David Weidman

It’s been exactly a year since this blog began and as with every new year, there’s a feeling of optimism and hope in the air.

So far, 2011 has gone off to a great start. I rang in the New Year at the Down and Out […]

Waiting For A Star To Fall: Perseid-Watching In The Antelope Valley

Our little encampment in the Northwest Antelope Valley

Last night – well technically early this morning – a few friends and I went out to the Antelope Valley to watch the Perseid Meteor shower, which makes its peak this week.

We went out some 88 miles, north on the 5, east on the 138 […]

The No Facebook Experiment : Day 7

No Facebook For A Week: Day 7: Sunday, July 4, 2010

Text Contacts with FB Friends: 0 Email Contacts with FB Friends: 1 Telephone Contacts with FB Friends: 0 In-Person Contacts with FB Friends: 5

Today, as the nation celebrates the first day of its independence from Great Britain 234 years ago, I celebrate the […]

The No Facebook Experiment : Day 6

No Facebook For A Week: Day 6: Saturday, July 3, 2010

Text Contacts with FB Friends: 2 Email Contacts with FB Friends: 2 Telephone Contacts with FB Friends: 1 In-Person Contacts with FB Friends: 1

Jumped right out of bed and did some gardening. The Cahuenga Library Botanical Gardens group had our monthly “mini-cleanup” at […]

The No Facebook Experiment : Day 5

No Facebook For A Week: Day 5: Friday, July 2, 2010

Text Contacts with FB Friends: 2 Email Contacts with FB Friends: 3 Telephone Contacts with FB Friends: 2 In-Person Contacts with FB Friends: 3

Friday was a day where I got some things done – mainly a long-overdue oil change for my ’05 Saturn […]

The No Facebook Experiment : Day 4

No Facebook For A Week: Day 4: Thursday, July 1, 2010

Text Contacts with FB Friends: 0 Email Contacts with FB Friends: 2 Telephone Contacts with FB Friends: 3 In-Person Contacts with FB Friends: 1

So this Facebook isolation has been going on for four days already, and I realized one major thing: Like buying […]

The No Facebook Experiment : Day 3

No Facebook For A Week: Day 3: Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Text Contacts with FB Friends: 2 Email Contacts with FB Friends: 4 Telephone Contacts with FB Friends: 1 In-Person Contacts with FB Friends: 0

Beginning to feel more of the effects of social isolation…Went out today for my chiropractor visit in Atwater Village, took […]

The No Facebook Experiment : Day 2

No Facebook For A Week: Day 2: Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Text Contacts with FB Friends: 3 Email Contacts with FB Friends: 3 Telephone Contacts with FB Friends: 2 In-Person Contacts with FB Friends: 3

The experiment continues…Still feel some isolation, but it’s not such a big deal. Received a text from one of my […]

The No Facebook Experiment: Day 1

Before I start on the first-day report of the No-Facebook-For-A-Week-Experiment, let me publish my hypothesis, since one of my FB friends texted me and asked me what the hypothesis was.

Actually, I didn’t really have one, this was more of a field study, but if I were to give a “throwing darts in the […]