灾害

I’m going to drag out an old linguistic trope. The Chinese word for “crisis” is composed of two characters meaning “danger” and “opportunity.” In reality it’s a false translation by westerners, but the larger point being made is still valid. New opportunities do, in fact, arise during periods of chaos. The trick is to be … Continue reading 灾害

Recipes For Disaster

Here’s what I made for dinner tonight. I’d like to reverse engineer where this meal came from in light of our current collective situation courtesy of Covid-19. So far the supermarket shelves are still mostly full, give or take some irrational panic buying of select items. I practice various forms of household preparedness. You could … Continue reading Recipes For Disaster

The Bogeyman

I just listened to a YouTube conversation where Jack Spirko and Curtis Stone discussed the “lock down” and “martial law” that’s been imposed on San Francisco in response to the Covid-19 situation. (Translation: jackbooted Socialist thugs have bludgeoned all the sheeple into submission robbing them of their personal liberty.) See photos above of my neighborhood … Continue reading The Bogeyman

Grass Roots

A couple of weeks ago I was visiting friends and the conversation turned to the ever more visible dilemmas in the neighborhood. We focused on two specific problems: the continuing expansion of the homeless population, and the record number of vacant storefronts. We decided to contact our local city supervisor Rafael Mandelman and organize a … Continue reading Grass Roots