Monthly Archives: May 2011


It’s been almost 10 years since the Segway was introduced, and if the self-balancing personal transportation devices haven’t yet driven SUVs off the road, they have made a big splash in the tourism world. Over the past half-dozen years, Segway … Continue reading

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The OBecian’s guide to the end of the world

Judgment Day’s a rather overwhelming concept, so I appreciated Shane Finneran’s OB “Rapture” Survival Guide, posted today on The OB Rag. It’s a listing of websites intended to help readers endure the Apocalypse “in style.” (He assumes that any regular visitors … Continue reading

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Burlesque San Diego

I’ve been eager to see a performance of a bit ‘o Burlesque ever since meeting its co-founder Nikki Haritatos. The irrepressible Nikki also directs the San Diego branch of Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School, which I wrote about last September. Last week I … Continue reading

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The Nature of Louv

The campus of Pt. Loma Nazarene University is becoming synonymous in my mind with literary pleasures and pursuits.  That seems fitting, given the fact that 100 years ago, this site atop the point overlooking the ocean was the intellectual heart of San Diego.  The property served … Continue reading

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To celebrate the upcoming Maritime Week, the Port of San Diego is once again offering free waterfront boat tours.  Having done this in the past, I can recommend it. Those aboard will get a good look at (and an earful about) the cruise ship terminals and … Continue reading

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