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Saturday, August 14, 2004

Friday August 13, 2004. To Pillsbury House. Did data entry for the Community Barter Network and Pillsbury House's volunteer program.

Wrote up a list of problems with the database.

***To Uncle Hugo's sf bookstore. Then to Steeple People thrift store and the Wedge Coop.

Stopped by a yard sale. Got some useful stuff cheap, and some free.

****Political reporting, or alternate-world fiction? http://conventionbloggers.com was set up as a digest of blogs covering the Democratic National Convention, but continues. http://rnc.conventionbloggers.com will do the same for blogs covering the Republican National Convention, and started early. There's some overlap among the bloggers; but for the most part they're reporting from two different worlds. And neither is the world I live in.

The Republican bloggers remind me of the political writers who were certain Goldwater would win in 1964. The Democratic bloggers remind me of the writers who foresaw a McGovern landslide in 1972.

***To Nate and Louie Bucklin's, to sort through stuff stored in their basement. Threw out a bunch, took a bit home. Later, I'll arrange for transportation for the rest.

On the way, I noticed Reincarnation Catholic Church. I looked again; it was Incarnation Catholic Church.

I informed Nate that Andrew Marvell's poem "To His Coy Mistress" fits the tune of "Hernando's Hideaway".

The grave's a fine and private place,
But none, I think, do there embrace.
Writing: Nothing.
Decluttering: See above. Also took out some trash.
Mindwork: Some mini-meditations.

Bodywork: Reminding some muscles that they didn't need to be tense.
Savvy Sieve: Carbon nanotubes filter petroleum, polluted water
A filter made out of carbon nanotubes has potential for such applications as processing crude oil and decontaminating drinking water.

From EurekAlert http://www.eurekalert.org/pubnews.php:
Public Release: 13-Aug-2004
Entrepreneurship - Theory and Practice
Family-dominated business sectors bad omens for economic health
If a few wealthy families control many of the large businesses in the country where you live, chances are the economy is in the dumps.

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