Author Archives: liveoaklinda

sometimes you’re the bug

This is dedicated to poor Melania – too bad you hitched your lovely planet to a pathetically sad & narcissistic star. I totally love that Michelle Obama is your inspiration though. Thank you Dire Straits & Mark Knopfler for reminding us … Continue reading

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The Safety Hype of Driverless Cars

Have I already mentioned somewhere that we humans love our mobility? In addition to having a key role in human primate evolution, the mobility goal of ‘more, better, faster’ was a big theme during my two decades at the Regional … Continue reading

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Bagging Bean Bag Chairs in Munich

A Sunday in Venice, Fall 1969. High on an early morning doubledose of espresso & freedom: from the parents, America, university, expectations. Strolling aimlessly with Kalle along una strada stretta…hey, lookathat! an egg-shaped leather seat. Whatsit called? Sacco?? Hmmm…wow, TOLL. Looks … Continue reading

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The Last Super Bowl

It’s 2030, the 110th year anniversary of the NFL & the year of Super Bowl LXIV. Unbelievably, Super Bowl 64 was the last Super Bowl. It wasn’t even televised. Looking back, 2015 stood out as a turning point in the … Continue reading

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Happy 1st Birthday Present: Arana Gulch Scavenger Hunt!

One of the most satisfying local events of 2015 occurred one year ago today with the opening celebration of the Arana Gulch Pathways connecting Live Oak & Santa Cruz. YAY for the perseverance of many, many people over the 35+ year … Continue reading

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Making Peace with Ants

Got ants?!… .. ….. …….  .. … ….  .. ….. . . … ….  …… … ….   ..   ……..  .. OK…it’s the drought. It’s the rain. It’s global warming. No really, it’s those ineffective ant stakes. Or just … Continue reading

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What’s so special about Homo naledi?

Unless you live in a cave yourself, it would’ve been hard to miss the big news about a new kind of hominin recently unearthed from deep inside a nearly-inaccessible South African one: Homo naledi. The fossilized bones of this newly-discovered … Continue reading

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