• Learning an instrument?

    Are you learning an instrument and are looking for a welcoming group of musicians to play with?  I play with a regular group of musicians who play mostly bluegrass songs.  If you can play just a few notes (G, C, and D!) you can play bluegrass songs with us.

  • Need a new book?

    Looking for a new zombie book?   Something about how people survive the fall of the entire electric power grid due to an electromagnetic pulse (EMP)?  Head on over to my post-apocalyptic wiki www.BooksOfDoom.com.

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  • Want to learn archery?

    My all-volunteer archery club meets every Saturday morning in Golden Gate park.  We offer very low-cost lessons (including equipment) to the public for between $20 and $30.  Learn how to sign up.

    Want to learn archery?

Bowing bluegrass solos

I’m a new bass player (about 18 months) who plays with a group of people that primarily play bluegrass. For the past 7 months I’ve been practicing French bow with the intent of being able to take my turn soloing with the rest of the band. My band mates are …

Thank you Resistance Elite for clearing out this part of Golden Gate Park this weekend.

Ingress newbie data

Ingress is a video game played in the real world on top of the GPS system.  It’s an interesting combination of foursquare (for the checkins), geocaching (for the exercise) and king of the hill (for the combat aspect).   You need a battery, and a really good cable The Ingress …

Teach geometry in Minecraft

Following on the success of my teaching basic logic circuits in Minecraft, my son wanted another lesson, so I went with geometry. …


June 3rd SF ballot

In the interest of provoking a thoughtful decision about my own votes (and yours) I’m posting my thoughts and recommendations for the …


In memory of Gary Carson

In early March poker author Gary Carson passed away.  I didn’t know him personally, but his impact on my thinking about how …