Monday, August 27, 2012

Claude Visits While Saul & Laura are Away

We went down to Cambridge to get Claude to dog-sit while Saul and Laura went to South Carolina for a wedding. We stayed at the Irving House, which is on the way from Saul & Laura's place to their work. I got this enthusiastic greeting when the trio saw me on Cambridge Street.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Jiri Jacobowitz, 1924 - 2012

Our cousin in Brazil, Jiri Jacobowitz died on August 15, 2012, in Sao Paolo.

Jiri's daughter Suzana posted a wonderful photo of her with her dad on FaceBook.

Jiri was known in several languages.: Júri in Portuguese, Jiri Jacobowitz in English, Gyuri Jakubovics in Hungarian, and perhaps some more.

He had an amazing life. He told the story of helping get cousins from the Nazi camps to Brazil in a conversation we had in November of 2010 on Skype. I took good notes.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Burlington Gets Sharrows Wrong Again

/ Rant/  Once again, lack of training on the meaning of sharrows has brought shame on the City of Burlington Department of Public Works. The stencil points to the bike path and is being used to direct bikes, not to indicate a lane shared by bikes and motor vehicles. How in Hell are people supposed to learn what the f... a  Share Arrow means if the f----ing city can't train its workers to get it right!?

I have written about this before.
The only difference is now the sharrow points 90 degrees across the road.