Thursday, February 28, 2013

California Historical Landmark #292

There is a lot more to the story of Lola Montez than you get from reading the plaque. I really recommend reading the Wikipedia article about her.

Home of Lola Montez
California State Historical Landmark #292

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This plaque is located at 248 Mill Street, Grass Valley, California. There are 20 other California State Historical Landmarks in Nevada County. The GPS coordinates for this location are N 39° 12.960 W 121° 03.890.

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California Historical Landmark #292


Lola was born in Limerick, Ireland on July 3, 1818, as María Dolores Eliza Rosanna Gilbert. After living in England and on the continent, Lola came to New York in 1851 and settled in Grass Valley in 1852. It was here she built the only home she ever owned and became friends with Lotta Crabtree, who lived up the street. Lola died January 17, 1861 and was buried in Greenwood Cemetery, New York.

California Historical Landmark #292


California Historical Landmark #292

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

ESPN Films 30 for 30 Shorts: Holy Grail: The T206 Honus Wagner

Grantland and ESPN Films have released the sixth film in their 30 for 30 documentary short series.

30 for 30 Shorts: Holy Grail: The T206 Honus Wagner

The latest film is Holy Grail: The T206 Honus Wagner from Nick and Colin Barnicle. The T206 Honus Wagner is the most famous baseball card in the world. Bought and sold many times over, the copy once owned by Wayne Gretzky has now appreciated to nearly $3 million. But, this gem may have been doctored. From mere speculation, the accusations of alteration have risen all the way to federal indictments. But this is still "just" a baseball card. It is a small square in the tapestry of our national pastime. And, as the art world readily illustrates, it may be that no matter what was done or not done to "The Card," its value really does lie in the eye of the beholder.


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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Milo Greene Show Dates for March 2013

21 Shows in 18 States in 31 Days! You can find the schedule and get tickets here.

I love the way that they did this collage of pictures of the band members.

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Monday, February 25, 2013

Virtually Biking Across America - Day 49


On Day 49, I rode 18.4 miles across Wyoming. Starting from the corner of Interstate 20 and Highway 256, I rode along the Old Glenrock Highway. I finished the ride in Glenrock near the Deer Creek Pony Express Station [42° 51' 48.01", -105° 52' 14.46"] on North 3rd Street.

I enjoyed watching the Google streetview roll by as I rode. Most of the ride was across open barren country.

The trip log for Virtually Biking Across America is here.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Mr. Russell's House

I watched Mr. Russell's House on NBATV. This one-hour interview chronicled Bill Russell’s life and career with the Boston Celtics. During the show, NBA legend Bill Russell chatted with Bill Simmons about growing up and playing for the Celtics during the Civil Rights era.

They also covered Russell’s battles with Wilt Chamberlain. In The Book of Basketball, Simmons devoted a whole chapter to Russell versus Chamberlain.

Sharon walked through the room while I was watching it and commented on how old Russell looked. Bill Russell just turned 79 years old. Wilt Chamberlain died in 1999 at the age of 63.

Simmons said that they filmed more than three hours that were cut down to fit in an hour long telecast. I continue to be amazed at the media empire that Bill Simmons is building. He has parlayed an AOL web site in the 1990's into a weekly ESPN column and then into the Grantland web site, the 30 for 30 film series and appearances on the NBA shoot around sitting next to Magic Johnson...


Mr. Russell's House is definitely worth looking for on the NBATV schedule. It does not appear to be available in iTunes or Amazon.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Jesuit Frosh Baseball versus Rocklin and Davis Scrimmages

With the roster set on Monday night, the Jesuit Marauders Frosh baseball team traveled to Davis for scrimmages against Rocklin and Davis. I watched Davis playing Rocklin for almost an hour and a half before the Marauders game and was underwhelmed by both teams.

The coaches split the team into two groups and played each group of 10 in one of the two scrimmages. Jack played in the first game against Rocklin.

At the plate, Jack was 0 for 1 with two walks, two runs scored, an RBI and a strike-out. In his first at-bat, he ran the count full and drew a walk. He went to second on an error on Isola's grounder to short, to third on Chiappe's ground out to short and scored on Allman's sacrifice fly in shallow center. Jack struck out swinging on a 2 and 2 change up low and away in his second plate appearance. In his third at-bat with the bases loaded, Jack ran the count full again and drew another walk to push in a run. He went to second on a wild pitch and then scored on Isola's line drive into centerfield. The play at the plate was close.

In the field, Jack played three innings in left field and two innings in centerfield. He had one put-out on a high fly ball to left. It was a very windy day. A number of the fly balls to the outfield were adventures. In centerfield, Jack fielded one line drive up the middle.

Jesuit scored 8 runs in the bottom of the fifth to blow open a 4 to 3 game and win by the score of 12 to 3. The Jesuit box score is here. Due to the fact that neither team had uniforms with numbers, I am not posting the Rocklin or Davis box scores.

In the second scrimmage, Jesuit mauled Davis by the score of 21 to 1. It was not even that close. Davis committed five errors and fielded some weak pitching. Additionally, Davis had some very shaky outfield play; they misplayed four or five fly balls. The box score is here.

The Marauders have a record of 3 wins and no losses. The game log is here.

One of the Jesuit parents noted that her son had said that this is a stacked team. It is going to be an interesting two and a half months. It looks like Jack is going to play outfield for the team, but he is going to need to get his bat going if he is going to earn some playing time.

The Marauders will be playing a double header against Archbishop Mitty at home next Saturday.

Friday, February 22, 2013

California Historical Landmarks #297

Site of One of the First Discoveries
of Quartz Gold in California

California State Historical Landmark #297

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This plaque is located at the southwest corner of Jenkins Streets and Hocking Avenue, Grass Valley, California. There are 20 other California State Historical Landmarks in Nevada County. The GPS coordinates for this location are N 39° 12.760 W 121° 04.302.

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California Historial Landmark #297

This tablet commemorates the discovery of gold-bearing quartz and the beginning of quartz mining in California. The discovery was made on Gold Hill by George Knight in October 1850. The occurrence of gold-bearing quartz was undoubtedly noted here and elsewhere about the same time or even earlier, but this discovery created the great excitement that started the development of quartz mining into a great industry. The Gold Hill Mine is credited with a total production of $4,000,000 between 1850 and 1857.

California Historical Landmark #297

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

2013 Leadership Symposium Day 1

I spent the day at the 2013 Leadership Symposium at the San Francisco Airport Marriot. The loin's share of the day was spent in executive liability training. The actual Leadership Symposium kicked off in the evening with Ian Morrison as the keynote speaker. The presentation was titled "The Future of the Healthcare Marketplace: Life in the Gap, Life in the Game."

2013 Jesuit Freshman Baseball Game Log

The team picture is here.

Overall - 22 wins and 5 losses
League - 15 wins and 1 loss

scrimmage - Sat Feb 16 - Jesuit 16, Bella Vista 7 - {away}
scrimmage - Sat Feb 23 - Jesuit 12, Rocklin 3 - {@Davis}
scrimmage - Sat Feb 23 - Jesuit 21, Davis 1 - {away}

Sat Mar 2 - Archbishop Mitty 8, Jesuit 5
Sat Mar 2 - Archbishop Mitty 12, Jesuit 11 - 8 innings
Sat Mar 9 - Jesuit 9, Valley Christian 8 - [box score]
Sat Mar 9 - Jesuit 13, Valley Christian 9
Tue Mar 12 - Jesuit 10, St. Mary’s 3 - [box score]
Fri Mar 15 - Vacaville 7, Jesuit 6 - {away} - [box score]
Sat Mar 16 - Jesuit 7, De La Salle 3 - [box score]
Sat Mar 16 - Jesuit 15, De La Salle 3 - [box score]
Tue Mar 19 - Jesuit 10, St. Mary's 5 - [box score]
Thu Mar 21 - Jesuit 6, Davis 0 - {away} - [box score]
Wed Mar 22 - Jesuit 16, Vista Del Lago 6 - [box score] - League
Wed Apr 3 - Jesuit 3, Bella Vista 2 - {away} - [box score] - League
Sat Apr 6 - Christian Brothers 11, Jesuit 8 - [box score] - League
Mon Apr 8 - Jesuit 16, Casa Roble 6 - {away} - [box score] - League
Wed Apr 10 - Jesuit 10, Oak Ridge 5 - {away} - [box score ] - League
Sat Apr 13 - Jesuit 13, Ponderosa 3 - {away} - [box score] - League
Mon Apr 15 - Jesuit 25, Oakmont 4 - [box score] - League
Fri Apr 19 - Jesuit 16, Vista Del Lago 1 - {away} - [box score] - League
Sat Apr 20 - St. Mary's 7, Jesuit 3 - {away} - [box score]
Mon Apr 22 - Jesuit 30, Del Campo 0 - {away} - [box score] - League
Wed Apr 24 - Jesuit 14, Bella Vista 4 - [box score] - League
Sat Apr 27 - Jesuit 5, Christian Brothers 2 - {away} - [box score] - League
Mon Apr 29 - Jesuit 12, Casa Roble 1 - [box score] - League
Wed May 1 - Jesuit 19, Oak Ridge 16 - [box score] - League
Thu May 2 - Jesuit 16, Del Campo 1 - [box score] - League
Sat May 4 - Jesuit 10, Ponderosa 0 - [box score] - League
Mon May 6 - Jesuit 11, Oakmont 1 - [box score] - League

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Virtually Biking Across America - Day 48


On Day 48, I rode 19.6 miles across Wyoming. Starting from the western bank of the North Platte River at Bessemer Bend, I rode along Bessemer Bend Road. Merging on to Highway 220, I headed towards Casper. I turned off on Southwest Wyoming Boulevard and stopped briefly at the Fort Casper Pony Express Station [N 42° 50.154 W 106° 22.270]. Heading out of town on the Eastern Yellowstone Highway, I finished the ride at the corner of Interstate 20 and Highway 256.

The trip log for Virtually Biking Across America is here.

Monday, February 18, 2013

2013 Jesuit Frosh Baseball Team

The Jesuit Frosh baseball tryouts have been a gut wrenching three plus weeks. When we went to the baseball parent orientation, they said that there were 50 freshman boys signed up. I think slightly more than 40 boys actually ended up showing up for the tryouts.

The first set of cuts were made on February 10. While Jack, Cooper and AD survived, Michael did not. The basketball players and wrestlers joined the remaining group last Wednesday.

The team scrimmaged the Bella Vista Broncos on Saturday and then had another practice today scrimmaging against each other. The coaches finally emailed the final roster about 8:30 p.m. Jack made the team!

Unfortunately, Cooper did not. Neither did AD (De Anda). While Sharon and I are excited for Jack, we have a heavy heart about Coop and AD. Jack has played baseball with Coop for almost five years. We have built some deep connections with the Renteria family. AD was part of the original Gunners group that went to Cooperstown in 2009.

The roster for the 2012 Jesuit Frosh baseball team is:

Abercrombie
Alameida
Allman
Beards
Chiappe
Colombara
Cosca
Fitzsimon
Flores
Heringer
Isola
Iwasa
Jacobi
Kane
Redmond
Roessler
Sogard
Starosciak
Vujovich
Wolger

We are looking forward to the adventure of the next several months, particularly the games against Christian Brothers! The Marauders will be scrimmaging Davis and Rocklin in Davis next weekend.

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Sunday, February 17, 2013

Identify Thief

Sharon talked me into going and seeing Identify Thief on Sunday afternoon. This is not a good movie. It is very slow in parts. I recommend skipping it.

Paula Poundstone

Saturday night, Tom, Becky, Sharon and I went to see comedian Paula Poundstone at the Crest Theater. We went to dinner at Pizza Rock before the show.

I have listened to podcasts of NPR's Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me for years. Tom and Sharon are also regular listeners. Paul Poundstone has been a regular panelist on Wait, Wait.

It was an interesting show. Almost two hours long, Poundstone spent part of show bantering with four audience members.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Jesuit Frosh Baseball versus Bella Vista Scrimmage

Jesuit versus Bella Vista Scrimmage

The Jesuit Marauders Frosh Baseball team scrimmaged the Bella Vista Broncos. While the Broncos had already made their final cuts down to a team of 18 players, the Marauders brought 28 boys with them. The Jesuit coaches spent the day working all of the boys into the field and the batting order.

At the plate, Jack was 0 for 2. In his first at-bat in the third inning, he popped the first pitch up to a lumbering first baseman. Jack hit the first pitch for a hard fly ball right at the right fielder in his second plate appearance in the ninth inning.

In the field, Jack played two innings at third and three innings in right field. He had one put-out and one error. In right field, Jack caught a fly ball for a put-out. At third, he charged a slow roller. Jack said after the game that he got the ball into the mitt, but kicked the mitt with his foot; the ball rolled away. Jack eventually corralled the ball and made a strong throw to first, but the runner was safe by a step or two. I charged Jack with an error.

Jesuit beat up on the Broncos in the later innings scoring seven runs in the last three innings. I had the final score as 16 to 7.

The Marauders will be working out on Monday afternoon. It is my understanding that the final cuts will be posted on Monday night to get the team down to 19 to 21 players.

Friday, February 15, 2013

California Historical Landmark #889

Bok Kai Temple
California State Historical Landmark #889

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This plaque is located at the southwest corner of First and D Streets, Marysville, California. There are 6 other California State Historical Landmarks in Yuba County. The GPS coordinates for this location are N 39° 08.121 W 121° 35.296.

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California Historical Landmark #889

Dedicated March 21, 1880, this building replaced the first temple built nearby in the early 1850s. It has been a Chinese community project since 1866, serving as a meeting hall, court, school, and place of worship. In this 'Palace of Many Saints,' Bok Eye, the water god, is the central deity and has been celebrated in Marysville on Bomb Day since Chinese settled here.

California Historical Landmark #889

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Valentine's Day 2013

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We were so pleased with our Valentine's dinner last year that we decided to repeat it this year. On my way home from work, I picked up dinner from Selland's. It included a couple of salmon wellingtons, au gratin potatoes, asparagus, salad and dessert. We got a beef wellington for Jack. After dinner, we exchanged gifts; I got her book--Where Great Chefs Eat--and some gourmet food, while she got me some cologne. I also had some flowers to her work on Wednesday.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

ESPN Films 30 for 30 Shorts: Disdain the Mundane

Grantland and ESPN Films have released the fifth film in their 30 for 30 documentary short series.

30 for 30 Shorts: Disdain the Mundane

The latest film is Disdain the Mundane, from Nelson George profiling Hall of Famer Walt Frazier. One of the most illustrious players in the history of the New York Knickerbockers, Frazier has emerged in the 21st century as a Big Apple style icon. In the '70s he was "Clyde," a cool-as-ice point guard with big hats and muttonchop sideburns. Today, in his role as Knicks broadcaster, Frazier boasts a wardrobe (featuring vibrant colors and shocking patterns) and rhyming couplets that Jay-Z envies.


You can find Disdain the Mundane on the ESPN web site at http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=8921792.

More about the film at: http://espn.go.com/30for30/film?page=disdain%20the%20mundane

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Game of Thrones - Season Two

I finished watching season two of Game of Thrones. I actually watched a number of episodes during the long Christmas vacation. I finished season one in October.

I did not find much of season two as compelling or enjoyable as season one. There were an enormous number of new characters introduced in season two. There were so many different stories lines and characters that it seemed a little fragmented and disjointed in the first few episodes. The finished cast has been estimated as the largest one on television.

The story lines did start to converge in the last few episodes of the season and I enjoyed the series more.

I am looking forward to season three premiering on March 31, 2013. I still doubt that I will ever read the books.

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Sunday, February 10, 2013

Alea iacta est

I started writing this post Saturday afternoon. Jack has been trying out for the Jesuit Frosh baseball team all week; six straight days, Monday through Saturday. [As a side note, as much baseball as he has played in the last five years, I can't remember a time when he practiced baseball six days in a row!] The coaches told the boys at the end of practice that they would be posting the team in the gym on Monday at noon. At that point, I texted a couple of the parents saying Alea iacta est (Latin: "The die has been cast").

Sitting in the kitchen Saturday evening catching up on the events of the day with Sharon, Julie called and said that an email had been sent out with a list of boys to report practice on Monday. Jack, Coop and AD all survived the first cuts. Unfortunately Michael did not. There is an additional group of basketball players and wrestlers who will be coming out this week. Depending on how many of them show up, there are probably 8 to 10 more cuts that will take place during the week of February 18.


There is a scrimmage next Saturday, February 16 at 10 a.m. at Belle Vista.

Alea iacta est (Latin: "The die has been cast") is a Latin phrase attributed by Suetonius (as iacta alea est [ˈjakta ˈaːlea est]) to Julius Caesar on January 10, 49 BC as he led his army across the River Rubicon in Northern Italy. With this step, he entered Italy at the head of his army in defiance and began his long civil war against Pompey and the Optimates. The phrase is still used today to mean that events have passed a point of no return, that something inevitably will happen.

Saturday, February 09, 2013

The Bourne Legacy

Friday night, I watched The Bourne Legacy. The last hour of the film is set in Manila. In January of 2003, just over ten years ago, Sharon, Jack and I spent two weeks in the Philippines visiting Pat, including a week in and around Manila. The footage of the markets and the jeepneys made me think of that trip.

Virtually Biking Across America - Day 47


On Day 47, I rode 16.9 miles across Wyoming. It was a fast downhill ride. Starting from the Willow Springs Pony Express Station [42° 40' 28.06", 106° 47' 35.26"], I rode northeast along the Oregon Trail. I turned east on Iron Creek Road (County Road 308) and rode to the North Platte River. I stopped on the western bank of the North Platte River at Bessemer Bend.

The trip log for Virtually Biking Across America is here.

Friday, February 08, 2013

Threat Vector by Tom Clancy

I finished reading Threat Vector by Tom Clancy. This is continuation of Clancy's Jack Ryan novels. It is the fifteenth book set in the same universe and essentially a sequel to Locked On which I read last year.

Working with a co-writer, Clancy is back in the rhythm of turning out a Jack Ryan novel every year. This is the third year in a row that he has published a Jack Ryan novel.

In addition to building on the storyline in the two most recent books, Threat Vector continues a number of the plots from The Bear and the Dragon which was published in 2000. The kernel of the story is an escalating conflict between China and the United States. A large part of the book deals with Chinese cyber attacks on the United States. The cyber warfare parts of the novel remind me of Clancy's Net Force series.

I gave the previous book, Locked On, a "C" grade; at best... I didn't recommend the book unless you had read all of Clancy's other Jack Ryan books. I gave the book before that, Dead or Alive, a "B-" grade. Threat Vector has a better pace than the two previous books. It actually takes the time to set up the story rather than racing breakneck from one crisis to another. I would reluctantly give this book a weak "B" grade.

It is a little hard for me to be objective; I have so much history invested in the characters over the last thirty years. I will spend next January reading a 900 page Tom Clancy book that continues the story.

Thursday, February 07, 2013

ESPN Films 30 for 30 Vol. II Trailer: Survive and Advance

The seventh film--Survive and Advance--in ESPN's 30 for 30 Volume II premieres Sunday, March 17 at 6 pm PT on ESPN. This is one of the best trailers I have seen for a 30 for 30 film!

In 1983, the late Jim Valvano led the NC State Wolfpack through a series of nine overtime and 1-point games. But one game and one play will be remembered forever.

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

California Historical Landmark #799-3

Overland Emigrant Trail
California State Historical Landmark #799-3

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This site is located on Spenceville Road, 3.9 miles east of Highway 65, Wheatland, California. There are 6 other California State Historical Landmarks in Yuba County. The GPS coordinates for this location are N 39° 02.378 W 121° 23.102.

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California Historical Landmark #799-3

Approximately 1¼ miles east of this site is the historic Johnson's Crossing. This was the first settlement reached west of the Sierra and the last stop on the overland emigrant trail. Used as a camping spot for the pioneers, departure spot for the miners and a sojourning place for trappers, herdsmen and adventurers, the rescue party for the Donner party was organized and departed from this crossing February 5, 1847.

California Historical Landmark #799-3

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Monday, February 04, 2013

Virtually Biking Across America - Day 46


On Day 46, I rode 15 miles across Wyoming. Starting from the junction of the Oregon Trail and Highway 220 [42° 33' 51.09", 107° 0' 56.98"], I rode along the Oregon Trail (County Road 319) past the Horse Creek Pony Express Station [42° 36' 15.72", 106° 57' 51.90"]. I stopped at the Willow Springs Pony Express Station [42° 40' 28.06", 106° 47' 35.26"].

The trip log for Virtually Biking Across America is here.

Sunday, February 03, 2013

Super Bowl XLVII Party

We hosted a small Super Bowl party including Tim, Kathy and Liz. I barbecued some tri tip. Although they were slight favorites, the 49ers couldn't get it done. They lost to the Ravens by the score of 34 to 31.

2013 Jesuit Father Son Mass

pre-Super Bowl Father-Son Mass

Jack and I went to the pre-Super Bowl Father-Son Mass at Jesuit High School.

In November, Sharon and Jack had gone to the Mother-Son Mass.

We sat with Alan and David and Ed and Eric, both families that we knew from SEAS. After the Mass, we talked briefly with Rod and Coop.

Saturday, February 02, 2013

2013 Jesuit Baseball Parent Orientation

Sharon and I went to the Jesuit Baseball Parent Orientation on Saturday morning. Rod, Mike and Marilyn DeAnda, Chris Chappelle and Tim Murphy were also there. The meeting lasted over two hours and a half hours... Even at this meeting, there was a lot of discussion about encouraging the boys to play multiple sports. Unlike most schools, Jesuit does not have a summer or fall freshman baseball program. The last part of the meeting focused on a schedule for shutting the boys down for three or four months a year with no throwing.

There are 50 freshman boys signed up and competing for 21 uniforms. Try-outs start on Monday.

By next weekend, we should have a good feel for where Jack stands. I feel like I have done everything I could over the last three months to get Jack prepared for the try-outs. Interestingly, I seem to have a lot more anxiety about the process than Jack does. Coach Boyle asked Jack if he was nervous on Wednesday and Jack said no. He honestly does not seem nervous.

In an interesting twist, Jack told me on our way back from Outlaws baseball practice that he went to the JV football meeting on Friday and signed up. He has been very negative recently about playing again next fall. I am guessing that there was some peer pressure involved. They are required to complete 20 early morning conditioning sessions this spring.

Friday, February 01, 2013

2013 Service Awards Banquet

Sharon and I went to the 2013 SHSS Service Awards Banquet at the Sheraton Grand in downtown Sacramento. I missed last year's event, but I am not sure why. I may have been at Spring Training.

They did something very different this year. They showed a video of the longest tenure employees talking about themselves and their time at Sutter Health. Although she was not there, Judy Oliver got a 40 year service award and was the last of the videos.

We finished the evening visiting with the Gainsley's.