Monday, April 19, 2010

George Scithers, Rest in Peace

A sweet, gentle man who loved science fiction and trains, and knew an enormous amount about both.  There's a nice article about him, with an oldish photo (though as I remember, he ALWAYS wore that jacket), at

-- Rachel Holmen

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Lost Bus Pass

During a precarious, busy week, worried about finances, lost ALL my bus passes.  And discovered, by checking my TransLink use online, that somebody else has been using them.  *&)*(&)&#&*#&*).  Turned off the Translink.  The BART pass, however, and the monthly Muni pass, are lost causes.  I have approximately $2.83 to my name; this will get me home tonight, but not back to work tomorrow.  My mailing address is ON the Translink card; clearly the thief didn't care.