Welcome, Hera!

This is the first picture I took with my new iPad 2! I’ve christened her Hera, both for the Iron Man heroine and the human-cylon child in Battlestar Galactica. I like to imagine her as machine, certainly, but part human, too. 😉 Stay tuned for our adventures together….

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Theistic Science

In this slide, Prof. Michael Dennin, a UCI Physics professor and a Catholic, presents the concept of “Theistic Science” that reflects the lack of conflict between science and the Catholic faith. A vast oversimplification of his theory is that science measures and attempts to explain the HOW and WHAT of the universe AND that the Bible contains creation stories that present the WHY and MEANING of creation. It strikes me as a sensible alternative to theories such as Creationism, Intelligent Design, or Atheistic Science. Very enlightening and convincing, a great talk.

UCLA Law Social Media Panel in OC

Tonight I got to watch DH in action, moderating a panel on Social Media and the Law for a UCLA Law Alumni group meeting at Original Mike’s tonight in Santa Ana. GREAT info from all the panelists. Neal Schaffer is President of Windmill Networking and a social media expert. Michelle Sherman is special counsel and a former partner at the law firm of Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton, and edits the firm’s Social Media Law Update blog. Hon. Joe Hilberman is a mediator with ADR and a former LA Superior Court judge. My DH Larry Ebiner is an expert in discovery of electronic records and Vice-President of the UCLA Law Alumni Association. All were awesome and the presentation was both fun and informative. I live-tweeted it!

Five Guys Burgers Newbie

Maybe it’s because I’m not at home, but here’s another food post. Five Guys Burgers and Fries (this one is in Fremont) lives up to its reputation. At first glance it seemed derivative of InNOut Burger, a West Coast institution. And it shares a commitment to quality fresh ingredients and an affinity for red and white decor. It’s a little pricier but with more choices for free fixings (grilled mushrooms!) and free salted peanuts. Super yummy!

Friends and Food Coma

I’m in the SF Bay Area mainly to do weekday business for my mom, but also to meetup with Plurk buddies at Darbar Indian Restaurant in Palo Alto for what is becoming an annual food coma. According to Foursquare, I last checked in here 11 months ago. Sadly, our photo doesn’t include 3 friends who had to take off earlier for SF. Next time we’ll take more pix of people than food, which was awesome. I tried for the first time a deadly sweet dessert called gulab jamun, a fried ball of milk solids soaked in a sugar syrup. Yum!