Sunday, November 16, 2008

Predawn Hike to Tennessee Valley Beach

This morning, Cam and I left home at 5:35am for a predawn hike to Tennessee Valley Beach. It was peaceful. We were the first ones to make it there today.

Here is a Flickr set with more photos from our outing.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Angel Island Pics on Flickr

You may remember that we went to Angel Island to watch the Air & Water show on Saturday, 10/11. On Sunday, 10/12, the island caught fire.

I just posted my favorite photos from our day on Angel Island on Flickr. Check them out.

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Maddux Family in the Mist

Last weekend, it rained all day on Saturday. So, on Sunday, we decided to make the most of it by going on a waterfall hike. From the Pantoll Ranger Station, on Mt. Tam, we hiked down the Matt Davis trail and back up the Steep Ravine trail. The mist was magical.

More photos of this hike are here.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

I asked, "When is a revolution?"

I like what Congress-
man John Lewis said last night about how we are witnessing a non-
violent revolution,
a revolution of values, a revolution of ideas...

He said,
"This man, young, smart, gifted, leader, is prepared to lead the American people and be a leader among the men and women of the community of nations. He has a vision -- he is the right man. He is so gifted. He is so decent. And he's so calm and deliberate. I think he will be a great president. He personifies the best of a John F. Kennedy, a Robert Kennedy, a Martin Luther King Jr., a Lyndon Johnson."

The comment made me think of this Brett Dennen song.
I Asked When - Brett Dennen

Equality for All

I am sad about the outcome of proposition 8 but see the efforts of all those who came together to oppose it as a victory.

We need fairness and equality for all.

Be the Change.

My friend, Shaheena is part this group called A Good Idea. Their mission is to inspire people to get involved in society by being a vehicle to implement people's positive social change ideas. They produced this video encouraging us to do more than just vote. I like it and hope you do too.

P.S. Shaheena can be found saying, "one billion" at (1:29-1:30).

Our new first family.











ulations Barack, Michelle, Malia and Sasha.


Sunday, November 02, 2008

Freshman Rule

On Halloween night, we went to an open house at the home of Sam's friend Leo. There were lots of boys who had a fun time trick-or-treating together and adults who enjoyed sharing some food and revelry but the best photo I have is of these freshman girls. (The one on the left is Leo's sister, Sophie.) These Eskimos stole the show.

Here is a Flickr set with the rest of my pictures.

Amy & Sebastian Return

Last weekend was busy and full with my CASA Kids' Halloween bowling party and our neighbor's party on Saturday.

Then, on Sunday, we met my cousin, Amy and her husband, Sebastian for brunch at Lighthouse in Sausalito. The weather was gorgeous. We enjoyed strolling around the downtown area, checking out some art and sitting by the water. It was a short but enjoyable visit. We are glad they found time to fit us into their busy weekend.

There are more photos from Sausalito in this Flickr set.

Here is a link to the story about the time they went with us to see the elephant seals.