golden gate park It’s hard to imagine that it used to be all sand dunes, all the way until the ocean. In the years following the Gilded Age, San Francisco drilled wells near the sea to bring in water, pumped by two large windmills that are still there (surrounded now by a bright Alice-in-Wonderland garden).

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here’s my semi-arbitrary list of favorite jeremy lin articles: :: www.grantland.com/story/_/id/7601157/the-headline-tweet-unfair-significance-jeremy-lin :: freedarko.blogspot.com/2010/01/lives-of-others.html :: ideas.time.com/2012/02/13/jeremy-lin-makes-us-all-american/ :: www.capitalnewyork.com/article/null/2012/02/5264729/jeremy-lin-and-limitations-hard-working-asian-american-narrative :: www.washingtonpost.com/sports/wizards/jeremy-lin-challenges-stereotypes-as-well-as-defenses/2012/02/18/gIQAGhTYMR_story.html :: us.cnn.com/2012/02/20/opinion/yu-jeremy-lin/index.html :: news.yahoo.com/asian-americans-rejoice-lin-smashes-stereotypes-080442459–spt.html :: espn.go.com/espn/commentary/story/_/id/7682770/jeremy-lin-becomes-face-asian-americans :: www.cracked.com/blog/4-things-jeremy-lin-story-reveals-about-modern-racism/

as the circular wall whirred A couple weekends ago, I went to an observatory outside San Francisco and looked through a large mechanized telescope. I saw: + Pleiades (M45), a constellation also known as the Seven Sisters. + The Beehive Cluster (M44), which is made up of several hundred stars 500 light years away. + […]