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Here’s a short video of San Luis Obispo’s city council serenading to their various advisory body members… on March 11, 2014.  A side of council you don’t get to see at the council meetings!

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The County Board of Supervisors will be voting to approve or deny the purchase of the Edna Valley trail property on August 21, 2012 The meeting starts at 9 AM.  and the item is fairly early on the Agenda just after the Consent items. Here is a link to the staff report on the purchase.  The Staff report is fairly negative despite a unanimous Yes vote by the County Parks and Recreation Commission and endorsement by all the surrounding cities, agencies, and related commissions, committees etc.   Below is the updated list of supporters:

City of San Luis Obispo

City of Pismo Beach

City of Arroyo Grande

San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce

San Luis Obispo County Tourism Business Improvement District

Spanish Springs Housing Development Price Canyon

the Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County

the San Luis Obispo County Bicycle Coalition

San Luis Obispo County Bicycle Advisory Committee

San Luis Obispo County Trails Advisory Committee

Heal SLO (Healthy Eating Active Living)

San Luis Obispo County Association of Parks and Recreation Administrators (SLOCAPRA)

San Luis Obispo Parks, Open Space and Trails (SLOPOST)

San Luis Obispo Bicycle Club

Safe Routes to School

National Parks Service

Central Coast Concerned Mountain Bikers

San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District

Action for Healthy Communities Coalition

 

Bob Jones trail was PACKED today BTW… the parking lot was full with the overflow parked all over the place in every spot available.  We obviously need these class one (off highway) multi purpose trails!

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Congratulations to all.  Our County Parks Commission has voted yes to support the acquisition of the old Pacific Coast Railway parcels that lead through Edna Valley and down into Price Canyon.  They have sent a recommendation to the Board of Supervisors to purchase the parcels with Parks Facilities Funds (or other Funds).   Supervisor Paul Teixeira spoke at the podium mentioning that there may be alternate funding opportunities and thus we might not need to use Parks Funds for all of this purchase.  Many local businesses and agencies spoke in favor of the project.  Not one person spoke against.  The vote was 4 -0 (one commissioner was absent)

The item will now proceed to the Supervisors… and you will all need to show up then and voice your support.

Thank YOU!

Eric

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Eric Barker is my namesake.  My mom and dad used to visit him and other fixtures up in Big Sur back in the 1950’s.  I have only recently discovered his work.  Here is a poem of his:

Lines for a favorite cat:

 

Escaping for twelve years

The nearly always imminent deaths,

My wary and beautiful cat

Pawtucket

Died last night

In the teeth of a masked

And murderous coon.

 

Loudly caterwauling his rage and terror

At the full moon

As she turned away

Her blandly betraying bitch face

From the floodlit death arena

 

Good-bye,

Roller of bobbins, balls, dice,

Devilish feather-strewer!

Old three-striker at gopher holes.

Good-bye.

This is the way things are:

I have carried your bedding of ferns

To the deep hole I have dug, crossed

Your paws in the way

You used to sleep.

 

This is the way life is,

And I must make do somehow,

Without you,

Even making a pet, perhaps, of your enemy

The coon, who has cleaned your dish

And is already picking the lock

Of the back door

With dexterous and beseeching hands

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I found this graphic in a Harvard Business Review article titled “what the west doesn’t get about China.  This graphic represents millions of 20 foot shipping units… ie containers.  Most big containers are 40 footers… and thus would be 2 units… but there are a lot of 20 footers as well… thus the unit.  ANYWAY… notice that the majority of shipping is intra asia… 44 million shipping units went from point A to point B in Asia.

Only 11.5 went from Asia to North America… and a little less than half of even that, only 6.5, went the other way from North America to Asia.   So you can see that the largest amount of production activity in the world is in Asia proper… and the vast majority of what is being produced is staying there.  Kind of interesting.  The image seems to be missing the North America to Europe and visa versa numbers…. but it was in an article discussing asia’s rise so I suppose it isn’t needed.  I kinda would like to see the US and european numbers though… just to get a complete picture.

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Flares…. or Pegged… which is it?

from  theSartorialist blog

It’s raining today… so I’m digging around looking at fashion trend watching sites.  Fun stuff.

 

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Exactitudes is a site that cuts straight to the center of things.  Distilling various trendmongers down into clear and exact categories.  Sometimes with audio if you choose their “slider view”.

Everyone thinks they are being so different… yet we are all just conforming.  I dare you to be truly unique… it’s quite difficult.

“Technohippies” shown just below… circa 2005

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This post doesn’t really match up to my stated topic for this blog… so feel free to ignore it and move on…. but my Dad died two weeks ago and I miss him.  He was an interesting fellow… a 1940’s and 1950’s Modernist architect… and a real Beatnik.  (Although he would hate me calling him that… I think he would prefer philosopher or curmudgeon… or intellectual… or most likely a  four letter word said with great emphasis and a big smile).  Anyway… I have never really understood about my distant family history very well… and his passing got me thinking.

So I went to the computer and started looking online at the various genealogy links.  What I found is that they have me on these links… and my mom on these links… but for some reason… these genealogy links have my mom’s ex husband as my dad… whom she divorced years before I was born.  And my dad… is nowhere to be found!   Hmmm…  who writes this stuff!

so I Googled Eric Meyer… looking to see what other incorrect info I might find.  (It turns out there is some internet guru also named Eric Meyer… so I had to refine my search.  )

WOW… I found out that “when he was a young surfer dude” (cough) “Eric went to USCB”.  This was in “the late eighties and early 1990’s”.  I learned that “he also started making his own shoes when he was in college”… and “he made them by hand”… with a hammer and an anvil  I suppose… “all by himself”

Hmmm.  Didn’t go to USCB… Didn’t go to college in the late 80’s and early 90’s… and didn’t make the first shoes by hand when I was in college…. but this is how I’m carved in history by the internet now…. and with the wrong dad no less.

IN FACT… probably at least 50% of what I found on myself was wrong.

I’m not famous… and I don’t have kids… so I suppose it doesn’t matter really.  But it makes me wonder:

How much of history is wrong?

yours truly… in 1966

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antique futurist clock

because digital is soooo 2000’s

nixie clock

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How do we fix this?

update… as of Feb 2014… the liabilities have tripled!  Check the link … this has to change!  The numbers below are from 2009… only 5 years ago!

Assets of the US… per citizen:     $240,000

Liabilities of the US… per citizen:    $344,000

from: usdebtclock.org

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