Category Archives: Inspirational People

California Chrome Sparks California Pride

I’m a fourth generation, pre-gold rush Californian and proud. California Chrome’s team inspires and gives us something fun to root for. The colt is going off as a 3-5 favorite at the 146th running of the Belmont Stakes tomorrow. A win will secure a place in history for the horse as the first Triple Crown winner Continue Reading »

Welcome Year of the Horse

The arrival of the Lunar New Year brings us the year of the horse. In Chinese astrology, there is a twelve year cycle of rotating animal signs. The animals interact with five elements. Together, they bring character to the year ahead. The system goes back more than 2000 years to the time of the Han Continue Reading »

Gratitude is Global

Today is the day we celebrate Thanksgiving in the US. It’s a holiday that for most here includes family, food and football. It’s also all about gratitude. Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others. -Marcus Tullius Cicero It is apt to quote Cicero on the the American holiday Continue Reading »

10,000 Physicists. 20 Years. One More Piece to the Puzzle

The Nobel Prize for Physics was awarded today to Peter Higgs and François Englert for their theoretical discovery of the existence the subatomic particle called the Higgs boson particle and the developing mathematical rules relating to it. Higgs and Englert first postulated about the existence of the Higgs boson particle in the mid-1960’s. Confirmation came Continue Reading »