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Travel Theme: Off-Centre

I tried to power thru my cold with a hike at Cabrillo National Monument. We got lucky with the weather yesterday. Storms clouded rolled in after our Point Loma visit.

Worlds Collide

Colleague: “You should join me for the Off the Grid food truck event by Fort Mason.” Another Colleague: “I’d love to see you at our karaoke party in JapanTown.” Evite: “Host wanted to remind you about (insert friend’s name) birthday coming up.” I hit the “unavailable” button on the Evite page. My response: “I wish […]

Moving right along

Six years ago – when President Bush faced off against his Democratic challenger John Kerry – I faxed my Los Angeles County ballot from London. From cafes off Oxford Circus to our flat under the Old Burlington Arms, my fiancee telecommuted to Berkeley as I worked on my residency at Reuters. Five years ago – […]

Russian dormitory with my name on it

ST. PETERSBURG – The other day, I think I got my first Russian wedding proposal. It wasn’t because of my dark beautiful looks. Nor was it thanks to my American sense of style. An editor at the Television and Radio Facility kissed my hand because he was impressed with my ability to shoot, edit and […]

Next Generation

ST. PETERSBURG — As a news producer, I’ve always ended up working on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. It starts like an ordinary day. Then I spend hours examining videos of memorials, flags, flowers and weeping families. I end up using “Taps” as some natural sound for headlines or for teases in my news […]

Counting down to St. Petersburg

Today – I’m trying to figure out how to say ‘Hello’, ‘Thank You’ and ‘Good-bye’ in Russian. Next month – I will step up to the lecture podium and teach a journalism class in St. Petersburg. One of my co-workers said she didn’t understand why I would need a passport and visa to teach in […]

The Last Days of Saturn

Viva my weekend. I’m taking it easy for these last days of being 29-years-old. originally uploaded by queenkv. Last month, we ended up in Lodi after the Stockton Asparagus Festival. An air-conditioned wine tasting at the Lodi Visitor’s Center helped revive us. The festival was fun but we were wiped out from walking through 100-degree […]

Animated Radio Goodness

I’ve started watching “This American Life” on Showtime. I’m amazed at how well this Chicago Public Radio program has translated to television. Then I stumbled on this clip from Laughing Squid: This American Life Segment Animated by Chris Ware. From radio to television to cartoon, “This American Life” can go anywhere with its touching, quirky, […]

Letterman: Top 10 reasons to watch Battlestar Galactica

The cast of BSG reads the “Top Ten Reasons to Watch the New Season of ‘Battlestar Galactica’” in “The Late Show with David Letterman.” read more | digg story I’m tickled they did the the Top Ten in character…Some in uniform and others in barely-there-dresses. Hot!

My Moment of Zen

originally uploaded by queenkv. I’m going home. I accepted a news producer job in Sacramento, California. I am thrilled. I used to pause at this spot on the UC Berkeley campus and enjoy this beautiful view of the bay. That was 10 years ago. Damn, I’m old. Now, I’m taking another moment to pause. I’m […]