January 30, 2015

Hebrew on My Gas Receipt

Filled my gas tank at a new Safeway gas station in Alameda and there was Hebrew on my receipt. A message from the promised land?

January 27, 2015

Astrology Message - Live Your Dreams?

Each week I receive an astrological reading from Rob Brezsny - just to give my week a little focus. His writings are provocative - often referring to historical and pop-figures as metaphors for his readings. Here's this week's message:

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): In the 1951 animated movie version of *Alice
in Wonderland,* Alice says to herself, "I give myself very good advice, but
I very seldom follow it." I hope you won't be like her, Pisces. It's an
excellent time for you to heed your own good advice. In fact, I suspect
that doing so will be crucial to your ability to make smart decisions and
solve a knotty problem. This is one of those turning points when you
really have to practice what you preach. You've got to walk your talk.

Since I believe that people should live their dreams - that is how I'm going to take this reading and suggest this good advice to myself. 

January 23, 2015

Love in the Kitchen

This quarter I created a new first assignment for the Culinary students in my Management, Supervision and Career Development class. They have reflected on their Culinary inspiration through images and text, and then articulated their career intentions.

To try out the assignment I made my own inspiration board. This was both an enlightening and empowering exercise that resulted in me realizing my culinary vision is Love in the Kitchen. Today the students will share their inspirations and goals - I'm eager to learn about their paths.

January 16, 2015

Front Row at the San Francisco Symphony

Elvis Costello narrates L'Histoire du soldat. Here I am front and center taking myself on a date sitting between two dates.

January 9, 2015

My Little Planet

Is this a photo of a planet or a stone wall taken with a fisheye lens on an iPhone? You decide.

January 2, 2015

Hipster Business Name Generator

You know you're in a Hipster Business when the name of the business is two sometimes unrelated words connected by an "&". A friend told me about the Hipster Business Name website. Every time you click the link a new business name is generated.

Here are examples - and as you generate them you can purchase the domain name - if it is available:



Ironically, Brian, Tesy, Eduardo and I went to a restaurant last night that not only had a Hipster name but also the Hipster "X" as the logo.