April 2012

Santiago de Querétaro – My New Home

by carbonboy on April 29, 2012

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Likely the safest place to be in Mexico if you are an American It’s true, I will leave my very comfortable home in El Dorado Hills for an assignment in Mexico. I am already polishing up on my Spanish. Bombardier is building this really cool new business jet with an all-composite fuselage. They want my […]


Shoki Ramen House Sacramento

by carbonboy on April 22, 2012

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A crowd gathered in the patio area of Shoki before noon on a Saturday in Sacramento A personal best – at least in this decade – thanks to a young friend who guided me through thirty miles on the American River Bike Trail. It was 86 degrees! What could be better to recover from that […]


California is Green

by carbonboy on April 15, 2012

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A Rare Green Hill on the American River Trail It looks like the rains are about over, except perhaps for a day or two next week. Given the rains came late this season, water levels are still about 50% lower than normal. The ramifications of that will not be felt until late summer. Right now […]


American River at Folsom, California

by carbonboy on April 8, 2012

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I am finding the best starting point to the American River Bike Trail is the historic center of Folsom, California, as there is free parking! I continue to be amazed how out-of-shape that I really am. But this new bike is a wonderful wakeup call. Heading north, the infamous Folsom State Prison is in plain […]

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Post image for Juxtaposing the Hunger Games and Escape from Camp 14

Given that I am not a 14 year old girl, I missed the slow boil of the Hunger Games phenomena completely, only to catch some hype prior to the release of the movie last week as I listened to NPR on my evening commute home. I will likely not see the movie until it is […]