Grated Potato Pancakes

I originally downloaded this recipe from the SOAR web site almost 6 years ago. I’ve modified it a bit over the years, and the pancakes are always a hit! I made a batch this morning, and decided it was time to share. My changes are in (parens). * Exported from MasterCook * GRATED POTATO PANCAKES … Read more

All We Are Saying, Is Give Peace a Chance

I came across an inspirational site recently, one that provides food for thought, and a sense of hope, given the positive messages from the various cultures represented. The site contains Twelve Prayers for Peace, from at least 10 different groups from all around the world. The list includes: The Prayer of St Francis Baha’i Prayer … Read more

I love you, OBL, oh yes, I do…

Little Melissa comes home from first grade and tells her father that they learned about the history of Valentine’s Day. “Since Valentine’s Day is for a Christian saint and we’re Jewish,” she asks, “will God get mad at me for giving someone a valentine?” Melissa’s father thinks a bit,then says, “No, I don’t think God … Read more

On Leadership

“The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant.” -Max De Pree, “Leadership Is an Art“

Electronic Voting in Santa Clara County

Santa Clara County is facing the issue of secure, tamper-proof, electronic voting. The issue came up recently when the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters recommended that the county acquire touch-screen DRE machines from Sequoia Voting Systems. These machines do not provide a voter-verifiable audit trail. More info on the important issue of the risks … Read more

Escape to SeaEscape

We recently spent a nice long weekend at SeaEscape, near Elk on the Mendocino coast. SeaEscape is a private vacation rental, perched on a cliff directly above the Pacific ocean. The house features 3 bedrooms, 2 that are ocean facing, a large hottub, and a fully equipped (and well stocked!) kitchen, a fireplace and a … Read more

There Will Be No Time for Discussion

when Patriot II, a greatly expanded version of the original Patriot I anti-terrorist act, is introduced. The introduction will come at a time of national crisis, perhaps after another terrorist attack (against us, not by us, silly) or during a war w/Iraq. There will be immense pressure to pass the abill w/out due consideration. That’s … Read more