My friend Jolien Blankestijn came to visit me from the Netherlands so I took her up to one of my favourite places on campus one evening. If you walk up the hill above Haas, the Stadium and the Greek Theatre, you get some fantastic views west over campus and the Campanile (clock tower) to, Read More
With reports of good snow cover and half-decent weather over the weekend, Ben Cain (a good mate from b-school) and I decided to do a backcountry trip above Lake Tahoe. Ben knew the area fairly well so on his advice we drove up towards Fallen Leaf Lake near South Lake Tahoe. We took his, Read More
In early 2005 I had my first visitors to San Francisco. First to visit were my great friends James Habersberger and Katie Brown from Melbourne. Katie works for Exxon-Mobil back in Oz and had managed to wangle a weekend off from her work in Houston to come and see me in SF. The view, Read More
Berkeley plays Stanford at football (that is, American Football) each year in the Big Game. It’s been played for the past 100+ years and is a huge event in the Bay Area – it seems like everyone in the city is either a Cal or Stanford alum! I went to the game this year, Read More
Dawn light touches Half Dome (at left). Looking further up the valley – typical Yosemite! Granite and fir trees. The cable section near the summit. I saw many people with grossly inadequate footwear slipping and sliding on the steep granite. It’s no wonder there are a few fatalities each year… Fantastic views at, Read More
Wheeler Hall. Haas School of Business. Sather Gate at Sproul Plaza. The view from above Memorial Stadium with the Campanile and San Francisco in the distance.
This was a three-week backpacking trip through three countries across the Yucatan Peninsula. Unfortunately I didn’t have a digital camera back then but I have a few scanned photos that I’ll include here. The journey began in Belize on the sleepy island of Caye Caulker popular with backpackers. It was good to have a, Read More