O is for Originality

Original Surfer
O is for #Originality

Originality the art of concealing your sources.

Originality consists not in a new manner but in a new vision.

Originality put simply is a fresh set of eyes.


N is for Now

N is for Now.

For questions on the possible,

Visit Often...


M is for My

M is for My,

As in "My Back Yard"

Would love to have you come visit...


L is for Lisa

You think he is the crazy one! 
L is for #Lisa

My #StumbleLove

Mother of my #StumbleBaby


J is for Japan

J is for #Japan

Japan is a long way from here.

How would this TED debate have gone if they lived in Fukushima or Tokyo?


I is for Idea

the world is not what it seems
I is for #Idea

We see things not as they are,

But as we are. - Alan Kay


H is for HDR

iPhone 4 HDR
H is for #HDR

HDR stands for High Dynamic Range.

Check out this talk by @TreyRatcliff the king of HDR.


G is for Gas

Who is #WINNING?
G is for #Gas

When was the last time you paid $1.92 a gal to fill up your car?

My fuel came from the USA, and my car was also built here, by @Honda.


F is for Fukushima

Walking the dog...
F is for #Fukushima

For info follow The Union of Concerned Scientists @UCSUSA

& @NEIupdates the policy organization for the US nuclear industry.

Time to go walk the dog...


E is for Ella

Happy first day of Spring.

Teach your child that she can do anything,

Even make a bed from flowers...



D is for Denial

San Clemente California
Denial that we don't live in a tsunami zone,

Denial that we don't live on top of the San Andreas Fault,

Denial to the fact that these tow events can happen in tandem.

De Nile is Not just a river in Egypt.


C is for Chocolate

Wanna Bite?
Right now I have a new fetish, hot chococlate,

Not like you think, I am digging spicy carmels in dark chocolate from Schmid's

We think Kim comes up with some yummy treats...


B is for Banksy

Banksy Visits San Clemente 
"You're mind is working at its best when you're being paranoid. You explore every avenue and possibility of your situation at high speed with total clarity." - Banksy

"A lot of people never use their initiative because no-one told them to" - Banksy

"Speak softly, but carry a big can of paint." - Banksy


Potassium Iodide Distribution Program

Potassium Iodide
From Jen Tucker the City of San Clemente’s Emergency Planning Officer SCTimes circa 2010

San Clemente continues to support distribution of KI. Contact Jen Tucker regarding KI tablets at 949-361-6109 or via e-mail at KI@san-clemente.org

Today’s column is about the Potassium Iodide Public Distribution Program taking place in the cities of San Clemente, Dana Point and San Juan Capistrano. I’ll explain a little about how the program works, what potassium iodide is, what it is not, and why we are doing the distribution.

How the Program Works

In the first week of April, 2010, each residence and business in San Clemente, Dana Point and San Juan Capistrano will receive a mailer about the distribution program. This mailer has a postcard attached that the recipient can fill out and mail back to receive a two-day supply of potassium iodide for each person in their household or business. The potassium iodide will arrive at the recipient’s home or business in 4 to 6 weeks. There is no charge for the potassium iodide.

What it is

Potassium iodide (chemically abbreviated KI) is an over-the-counter medication. In the unlikely event of a high-level radiological release @SCE_SONGS, it can help protect the human thyroid against radiation. KI does this by filling the thyroid with potassium iodide for about 24 hours. Because the thyroid is full of KI, it can’t absorb radioactive iodine. This has been found in studies to help prevent thyroid cancer among persons exposed to certain types of radiation. There are potential side effects from KI, and it should only be taken at the direction of public health officials. A list of the potential side effects is available on the city’s Web site, and will be included in the return mailer with the potassium iodide.

What it is Not

Potassium iodide is not an anti-radiation pill. It is only effective in protecting the thyroid, and even then against only one type of radioactive isotope. Those who are most vulnerable to thyroid cancer are children and young adults. Ingestion of potassium iodide would only be recommended as a supplemental measure, secondary to evacuation or sheltering in place.

Why it is Being Distributed

The cities of San Clemente, Dana Point, and San Juan Capistrano are all located within the roughly 10-mile radius surrounding the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS). This 10-mile radius is also known as the Emergency Planning Zone (EPZ).

If there were an emergency at SONGS, which resulted in a release of radiation with iodine, the people in the EPZ could (depending on wind direction), be in the pathway of a radioactive release (also known as a plume). The primary protective action persons in the path of the plume would be asked to take by officials is to evacuate the area or shelter in place. However, as noted above, potassium iodide can be taken as a supplemental protective measure.

Other Information

In 2003 the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) offered to purchase KI for all 34 states with active nuclear power plants. Twenty-two, including California accepted the KI from the NRC, which the state then distributed to the public by mail. Additional KI was stockpiled for distribution at the EPZ’s reception and decontamination centers, should it ever be needed. This distribution program replaces the previously distributed KI.

KI is available without a doctor’s prescription in some local pharmacies and online from two manufacturers. Some residents and businesses who are new to the area have purchased KI since 2003. However, we felt it was important to provide an easy and free way for our residents and businesses to have KI for their emergency supply kits. After careful consideration, we determined that another mail-in program was the most effective way to get KI out to our residents.

Please watch your mail for your potassium iodide flyer and return the self-addressed, pre-paid postcard as soon as possible. For more information about the program and potassium iodide, please visit the City’s website at www.san-clemente.org.

Jen Tucker is the City of San Clemente’s Emergency Planning Officer, she can be reached at tuckerj@san-clemente.org or 949.361.6109.


Have you looked @Blogger lately?

Are you a Wordpress user?

Sick of the updates yet?

Do they break something every time?

Have you looked @Blogger lately?


Ti Amo Mi Amore!

Te Amo Mi Amor was made using the TimeLapse iPhone app, 300 Shots of our typical "Pre Kate" 1st Sunday walk up Del Mar here in San Clemente, 1 shot was taken every 10 sec, then blended together on windows LIVE movie maker, win7,

Cuesta Drive, Where The Palm Trees Grow


San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station On Twitter @sce_songs

Voice calls won't get through and crash networks.

Tweets are more likely to get through & lets those who MUST use voice.Thank you to the folks @SoCalEdison for embracing twitter!

You can now get info directly from The San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station on twitter @SCE_SONGS this is especially useful for people who live near a siren, but do not work within earshot of one.


I am a @StumbleUpon baby!

We came home to a box on the doorstep from @StumbleUpon, this is what we found inside...

Thank you @StumbleUpon!


Angkor Wat Cambodia

Bucket list, Angkor Wat, to go to Cambodia and play Indiana Jones...

I found this video about the place...

Feel free to explore along with me.


San Clemente Votes No On A

With 26 of 26 voting precincts reporting, the tally was 6,922 "yes" votes vs. 9,424 "no" votes, 42.3 percent in favor, 57.7 percent against. These remain unofficial results until further mail-in ballots and provisional ballots are tallied, but both sides acknowledged the result.

Read more... 


Doc Paskowitz Says "Vote No On A"

After the "yes on A" Dicks Started Using Dads Name Without Permission I Have Decided To Clarify our Stance on San Clementes Measure A - Joshua Paskowitz

Vote No On A - DRM


Dean Sluyter & The Zen Commandments

What It's All About
1. Rest in Openness
2. Act with Kindness
3. Notice the Moment
4. Recognize Teachers
5. Keep It Simple
6. Be Devoted
7. No Appointment, No Disappointment
8. Bless Everyone
9. Disconnect the Dots
10. Be a Mensch and Enjoy the Joke


Marshall McLuhan on YouTube

Societies have always been shaped more by the nature of the media by which men communicate than by the content of the communication. Marshall McLuhan

The artist is thought to be way ahead of his time, because he lives in the present moment. Marshall McLuhan

Art at its most significant is a Distant Early Warning System that can always be relied on to tell the old culture what is beginning to happen to it. Marshall McLuhan

Are You Just Watching The Electric Revolution, Or Taking Part? - DRM


It Is The Business Of The Future To Be Dangerous

In an electronic information environment, minority groups can no longer be contained or ignored.

Too many people know too much about each other.

Our new environment compels commitment and participation.

We have become irrevocably involved with, and responsible for, each other. ~ Marshall McLuhan

Support Your Local Social Media Revolution. ~ DRM


Living In The Global Village

As the unity of the modern world becomes increasingly a technological rather than a social affair, the techniques of the arts provide the most valuable means of insight into the real direction of our own collective purposes.
Marshall McLuhan

This "New Media" is like a "Tribal Drum" - Marshall McLuhan

Welcome to the tribe. - Darin R. McClure


Living In McLuhan's Wake

The Oracle of the Electric Age,

Spellbinder, Word Merchant

No one can make sense of 10% of anything he says.

For a change that is not someone talking about me.

Marshall Macluhan & The Maelstrom of the Media


Picnic in Echoland

Anyone who tries to make a distinction between education and entertainment...

doesn't know the first thing about either. - Marshall McLuhan

Good Content Echoes - Darin R. McClure