I just found this on one of my hard drive, and thought I would share. It is one of those ditties that highlights the wonderful vagaries of the english language.<!--more-->

My friends in Slough
have enough dough
To make enough bread
To sell to make dough
But with so much dough
They still dine in a trough
No time for niceties
When enough’s not enough

And It’s never enough – never,
the dough that they need
Note – need not kneed
Keep up with the screed …

So to keep it all coming
Their focus is work
And they nuzzle their truffles
And work they don’t shirk

Their prize is their payment
And it’s never enough
So they live day to day
And nuzzle truffles in troughs

And pigs truffles are rough
But tough truffles are rougher,
tough truffles cause coughs,
and that makes you suffer

bottom line deal – dough is just dough
Not found on a bird’s bough
Sure – the core’s needed
But the extras for show

And the extras are shiny
And bright and have fluff
And the extras allow you
to get more stuff

But of all that enough
We get it – it’s tough
But on a bough it’s just harder
Plus there’s no room for your stuff

The birds just have it
Fly free from the bough
Soar up to the clouds
No need for dough

But – do we fly ?
Escape from the coop ?
Reach for the sky ?
Or continue to stoop …
Into the trough of our life
With nose in the dirt
Lives all on hold
Trading all, including shirt

Cos when enough’s not enough
enough’s never enough
And with a focus on dough
You always want mo’

The solution is clear
Change yourselves now
Forsake the dough
and then take a bow

When all’s said and through
The choice is enough
dine in a trough
or fly from the bough

            Maybe I was having a bad day - but it all felt good. And certainly not as bad as the poor waitress over at <a href="http://www.caferouge.net" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Café Rouge in Berkeley</a>.


Between my meetings I had some time to kill and found myself on Fourth Street. Decided that a small glass of wine was in order.

Observation – I used my phone to check out what wireless was around and lo – 3 wireless networks in Café Rouge. Count me in.

I entered and was seated and the waitress came over and gave me a menu. Continue reading

            Happened to be over in the Oakland / Berkeley area yesterday and needed to park to meet a friend near Jack London Square.

IMG_3246… and of course I was faced with the inevitable parking meter. I am used to keeping my quarters in the cup holder – and so fully prepared.

<<< This is the meter.

Truly a gorgeous day, bright, bright sunlight making the LCD screen very hard to read. NO matter, I know how a meter works – I dumped 8 quarters into the slot. Continue reading

            <img class="alignleft size-thumbnail wp-image-8128" src="http://beyondbridges.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/elon-musk-150x150.jpeg" alt="elon-musk" width="150" height="150" />I wrote the piece at the bottom of this post <a href="http://beyondbridges.net/2016/05/wwdc-obama-musk-beauty-humor/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">on May 13th of this year</a> (ok - since the FOURTH article was written before Christmas of last year - I admit it - I am catching up. I stumbled on My post this morning, for another reason, and thought I would link to the rest of the articles.

Part Two – How Tesla Will Change The World

Part Three – How (and Why) SpaceX Will Colonize Mars

Part Four – The Cook and the Chef: Musk’s Secret Sauce

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            <p dir="auto">Just been reading about <a href="http://ulyssesapp.com/blog/2016/08/ulysses-26/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Ulysses</a> .....

sending this from Blogo on my iPhone – who has been doing the same thing for a while now … so… why the excitement?


Duct tape a teacher to the wall for 'Kids Against Hunger'.(*)

Steve Ballmer has a lot of money, You know that because he spent 2 billion dollars a couple of years ago to buy the LA Clippers. How much does he get involved in the day to day business of the Clippers? Not too much.

Malcolm Glazer bought Manchester United in 2003. United has for many years held the title of the world’s most valuable sports franchise. Today that valuation sits at around 2.25 billion dollars. That is nearly half a billion more than the number 2 on that table and yes, more valuable than The LA Dodgers, The Cowboys, The Patriots, The Giants and any other team that you might think should be worth more than a little soccer club in the UK.

How much does the Glazer family (Malcolm no longer walks on planet Earth) or Steve Ballmer affect the brand valuation of their respective teams? Close to zero. Continue reading