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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Where Germs Lurk on Planes

Where Germs Lurk on Planes - WSJ.com:
"Air travelers suffer higher rates of disease infection, research has shown. One study pegged the increased risk for catching a cold as high as 20%. And the holidays are a particularly infectious time of year, with planes packed full of families with all their presents—and all those germs."
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hmmm, don't breath or touch anything . . .

Friday, December 23, 2011

Apps to Keep Children Happy

Apps to Keep Children Happy - NYTimes.com:
"WITH Christmas upon us and New Year’s just around the bend, many families are contending with long road trips and crowded flights. All those hours in the car and at the airport are bound to bring out tantrums in toddlers, squabbles among siblings and the familiar “I’m bored” from tweens."
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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Best Golf App of 2011 -- Tiger Woods: My Swing

Tiger Woods giving a driving demonstration abo...
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Best Golf App of 2011 -- Tiger Woods: My Swing - PR Newswire - sacbee.com:
"For a limited time, Tiger Woods: My Swing for iPhone and iPod Touch will be on sale for $4.99 (http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tiger-woods-my-swing/id425808685?mt=8). Tiger Woods: My Swing HD is also available for $9.99 in the App Store (http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tiger-woods-my-swing-hd/id460151740?mt=8) and is compatible with iPad2 devices."
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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Mayor Ed Lee vetoes Sharp Park legislation

Thank you Mayor Lee, for helping save Sharp Park for golfers!

Mayor Ed Lee vetoes Sharp Park legislation | City Insider | an SFGate.com blog:
"Mayor Ed Lee vetoed legislation today that calls on the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department to transfer management of Sharp Park to the federal government, if an agreement can be reached."
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Monday, December 19, 2011

Mayor Lee Announces That He'll Veto Sharp Park Golf Course Proposal

This is music to my ears!

Mayor Lee Announces That He'll Veto Sharp Park Golf Course Proposal: News: SFAppeal:
"San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee said today that he is vetoing a proposal passed by the Board of Supervisors that could lead to the closure of the Sharp Park Golf Course in Pacifica."
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Photography Tips for Travelers

Photography Tips for Travelers:
"Then make a point to be creative in your photo safari: Capture striking light, contrasting shades, repeating patterns, interesting textures, bold colors, and intimate close-ups."
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Wine-Knows: Best Wines of 2012

I love following the "Best Of" wine posts:

Wine-Knows: Fine Wine and Gourmet Food Journeys for the Discerning Traveler: Best Wines of 2012:
"the Russian River (#1,5,6,7,8) had the most entries"
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Cheers!
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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Save Sharp Park -- Northern CA

Save Sharp Park -- Northern California Golf Association:
"You can learn more about this via the website www.Sfpublicgolf.com, but please, make your voice heard by accessing the links below. Contact Mayor Lee to urge his veto of the supervisors actions and make your opinions known to the SF board of supervisors as well to save Sharp Park. Letters, e-mails and opinions must be received by Tuesday, December 20."
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Don't delay! Write to the Mayor now!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Wine-Knows: Serving Whites at the Correct Temperature

Wine-Knows: Fine Wine and Gourmet Food Journeys for the Discerning Traveler: Serving Whites at the Correct Temperature:
"Refrigerators are typically 35-40 degrees. However, the ideal temperature for serving white wines is 50-55 degrees (45-50 degrees for sparkling wines). "
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If this catches your eye, then read on, by following the link to the Wine-Knows Travel blog. Cheers!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Tiger Woods Made Other Golfers Worse

Tiger Woods Made Other Golfers Worse: Scientific American Podcast:
"Golf fans always suspected it: before his infamous improprieties, the mere presence of Tiger Woods could panic other pros. Now, economist Jennifer Brown has figured out how strong that “Tiger factor” was."
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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Wine-Knows: Fine Wine & Gourmet Food Journeys - Keep it Cool - Serve Red Wine at the Correct Temperature

Wine-Knows: Fine Wine and Gourmet Food Journeys for the Discerning Traveler: Keep it Cool --- Serving Red Wine at the Correct Temperature:
"The ideal temperature for serving red wine is 55-60 degrees (lighter weight reds like Pinot should be served more in the 55 degree range, while heavier-bodied Cabernets are best at about 60 degrees). Room temperature is typically 70-75 degrees, depending on time of year and climate."
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Sunday, December 4, 2011

Tiger Woods ends two-year victory drought at Chevron World Challenge

Congrats to Tiger!

Tiger Woods ends two-year victory drought at Chevron World Challenge - latimes.com:

"for the first time since Woods' life and career began careening out of control two years ago with a Thanksgiving night car accident in front of his Florida home, the player many consider the greatest golfer in history can finally say he has won another tournament."

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Saturday, December 3, 2011

Sedona, Arizona Golf Courses

Sedona, Arizona Golf Courses:

Canyon Mesa Country Club, Canyon Mesa Course
9 holes over 1,265 yards with a par of 28 (Public)
500 Jacks Canyon Rd
Sedona, AZ 86351-7855
(928) 284-0036
6 miles from the center of Sedona.

Sedona Golf Resort, Sedona Course
18 holes over 6,646 yards with a par of 71 (Public)
35 Ridge Trail Dr
Sedona, AZ 86351-7391
(877) 733-9887
7 miles from the center of Sedona.

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We just got back from a trip to Sedona, and played at these two courses. We had a blast! The setting is so beautiful and inspiring. I highly recommend Sedona as a golf destination.

PGATOUR.com - Chevron World Challenge Leaderboard

PGATOUR.com - Chevron World Challenge Leaderboard:

I'm glad to see Tiger in the lead after 2 rounds.

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Wine-Knows: Best Bubblies for the Holidays

Wine-Knows: Fine Wine & Gourmet Food Journeys for the Discerning Traveler:
"Billecart-Salmon Brut Rose. I still remember my first sip of this and that was > 25 years ago. Yes, I love the beautiful “salmon” color, but it’s the taste that completely seduced me."
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I agree with June's recommendation, it's a lovely and tasty Champagne!

Photographer Quits Job for Quest to Become Golfer

Photographer Quits Job for Quest to Become Golfer - Bloomberg:
"Never having played the sport, he launched the “Dan Plan” to golf for 10,000 hours and eventually earn a spot on the U.S. PGA Tour."
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The 10,000 hours references this book:
Outliers: The Story of Success (Kindle)

About Outliers (Wikipedia) - it references a study that suggests it takes 10,000 hours of deliberate practice to master any skill.