How Sick Do You Have To Be To Skip Going to the Gym? –Alina Dizik

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Another good piece on exercise when not at your best.  Cold okay, Flu–not so much.

Also, if you have the time, google Alina Dizik–seems like a hoot.

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Stamps

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We were on our way to Napa when my 18 year-old son called…”Hi Dad, what are you guys doing?”  I replied, “On our to Napa for the weekend,” upon which we heard a big sigh.  “Why, what’s the problem?”, I ask.  In a serious tone he says, ” I need a stamp.”

In the entirety of my son’s life, stamps came from Dad!

I am proud of both of my sons, as they have become terrific responsible young men.  However, I will never forget that brief conversation as a measure of how dependency often leads to helplessness for even the most trivial of things.

While humorous in retrospect, it’s also a cautionary tale–and metaphorical in a political perspective.

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“Fact”

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Data which supports one’s biases.

See: Factoid

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Giants Surpass Dodgers, by Bill Plaschke

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As a life long Giants fan who listened live to the 1962 World Series, Game 7 line drive game ending out (It’s a line drive!…right to Richardson), this article by LA Times sports writer Bill Plaschke gives me great pleasure.

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Tom Verducci, SI.com, on the Future of the Giants

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Today’s article in SI.com by Tom Verducci, was highly recommended by Murph & Mac on the KNBR Morning Show.

 

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A Ski Vacation

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My friend Jack Connell said he just returned from a ski vacation…”Spending the Kids Inheritance“  I like it!

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Unlimited Time Off

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SF Chron article by Douglas MacMillan, a Bloomberg writer, on Unlimited Paid Vacation.

“Pioneers including electronics retailer Best Buy and financial services firm The Motley Fool have learned that giving staffers free rein over their work schedules helps improve productivity.  This notion is at the center of a management philosophy knows as Results-Only Work Environment, in which workers are evaluated on the basis of their output instead of how many hours they clock at the office.  Just 3 percent of US companies have formally adopted the philosophy, according to a new survey by the Society for Human Resource Management.”

First of all, where have I been?  The fact (?) that 3 percent of US companies have adopted this philosophy and it escaped my notice is interesting, as I do alot of reading.

Second, as a Silicon Valley employer competing for talent in the region, it’s important to keep an eye on this.

Finally, for an old-dog employer, this is a stretch, one requiring a little more research and a huge leap of faith!

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To be honest with you…

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When someone precedes a comment with “To be honest with you…” do you ever wonder if you should be concerned when they don’t say it?

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Six Ways to Relieve Arthritis Naturally, Moshe Lewis

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From the SF Chronicle, July 19, 2012, good article on arthritis relief.

 

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The World’s Top 50 Restaurants

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Just published list of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants for 2012.  A few interesting things…

US has 8, 2 in the Bay Area, French Laundry at #43 and Manresa at #48.

France has 7, Spain has 5, England, Sweden and Italy have 3 each.

Denmark has the number one restaurant, Noma.

Spain has 3 restaurants in the top 10, as does the US (2 in New York, 1 in Chicago)

While I’m sure not “definitive”, still interesting for foodies and oenophiles.

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