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The Maverick on Moloka’i - Tulsi Gabbard

Monday, 24 April 2017, 11:16 am | Rosalea Barker

The Maverick from Moloka’i Hawai’i’s pro-Bernie, Assad-dealing Congresswoman meets her public by Rosalea Barker First published on Werewolf More >>

Rosalea Barker : Health And Taxes

Wednesday, 11 February 2015, 1:14 pm | Rosalea Barker

When I was in New Zealand in late 2013, I was shocked to see an ad on TV that brazenly encouraged a “use it or lose it” attitude towards health insurance coverage. Shocked because I had no idea NZ was heading down the path towards health insurance ... More >>

Rosalea Barker: Thoughts upon reading The Luminaries

Tuesday, 22 October 2013, 10:09 am | Rosalea Barker

Here’s an idea. Instead of cracking the spine of this weighty tome, hit yourself on the head with it three times. That should produce the same bewildered state of mind that reading its 832 pages does, and save you about 1,000 hours of confusion ... More >>

Rosalea Barker: 20 Feet from Reality: An eyewitness account

Thursday, 11 July 2013, 12:25 pm | Rosalea Barker

On Friday, July 12, the movie Fruitvale Station will open in Oakland and other “select” cities in the United States. If you follow their Twitter feed @fruitvalemovie you’ll get some idea of the buzz surrounding the film, which is based on the true story ... More >>

Stateside With Rosalea : Quid

Sunday, 24 February 2013, 12:16 am | Rosalea Barker

Tucked away behind a park on the edge of San Francisco’s Financial District is a low-rise brick building that is home to the offices of Quid. If you haven’t heard of Quid before, 2013 might be the year to change all that when it rolls out the web ... More >>

Stateside With Rosalea : Quid

Sunday, 24 February 2013, 12:16 am | Rosalea Barker

Tucked away behind a park on the edge of San Francisco’s Financial District is a low-rise brick building that is home to the offices of Quid. If you haven’t heard of Quid before, 2013 might be the year to change all that when it rolls out the web ... More >>

Assignment San Francisco Quid.com | Scoop Techlab

Saturday, 23 February 2013, 11:59 pm | Rosalea Barker

Truth be told, I use my Galaxy Note II as a tablette rather than as a phablet. It’s more like a pocket computer to me than a communication device. And although its camera is excellent, I’ve never been very adept at photography and I tend to shy away ... More >>

Stateside With Rosalea : Trippin’ in San Francisco

Saturday, 23 February 2013, 10:08 pm | Rosalea Barker

I’d already nicknamed my phablet Gigi, aka Galaxy Girl, before I realized she could talk back to me a la S iri on iPhones. (Just saying, in case you think I’m a closet iWannabe.) More >>

Waiting For A Samsung In A City That Never Sleeps - Techlab

Friday, 28 December 2012, 12:18 pm | Rosalea Barker

The pic above is of one of the many bus shelters in the university town where I work that has been emblazoned with Samsung Galaxy Note II ads since the phone was first released here in the States a couple of months ago. The golden glow in the ... More >>

Rosalea Barker: The Fonzie Factor

Monday, 17 December 2012, 5:41 pm | Rosalea Barker

Amidst all the advice being given out in national media about how parents should discuss the Newtown killings with their children, there is one group of people who are left out: the parents, siblings, and extended families of those who suffer from ... More >>

The Fonzie Factor

Monday, 17 December 2012, 1:46 pm | Rosalea Barker

The Fonzie Factor Amidst all the advice being given out in national media about how parents should discuss the Newtown killings with their children, there is one group of people who are left out: the parents, siblings, and extended families of ... More >>

Rosalea Barker: Nascar on outriggers?

Tuesday, 4 September 2012, 4:10 pm | Rosalea Barker

Glad I’m not at the RNC in Dampa, Florida. While they’re having ill winds and blowing no good, over here in San Francisco, the wind is welcome. This week has been a taster for the big America’s Cup hoopla coming up in September, 2013 in the City ... More >>

Rosalea Barker: To me, all guns are pink.

Monday, 23 July 2012, 2:14 pm | Rosalea Barker

If I were the President of the United States, I would issue an Executive Order that all firearms must be painted pink. Perhaps you laughed when you read that, or thought that I was joking. Good, because such a reaction is just exactly why the Pink Gun ... More >>

Stateside with Rosalea Barker: Hacked off

Tuesday, 17 July 2012, 4:11 pm | Rosalea Barker

If you wonder why I haven’t been writing much lately, it’s because I can’t decide between a surfeit of things to write about, not because of a lack of them. Even trying to list some of the topics makes my brain weary, so I won’t. Instead ... More >>

Rosalea's 2012 Staycation Part 2: By the Lake in Oakland, CA

Monday, 11 June 2012, 4:01 pm | Rosalea Barker

The first wildlife refuge created in North America (in 1870) is not in some wilderness; it is in the heart of Oakland, California. A local luminary, Dr Merritt, dammed up an outlet to an estuary on the Bay of San Francisco, creating a brackish lake out ... More >>

Rosalea’s Staycation Pt 1: A Day in the Park at Richmond, CA

Tuesday, 29 May 2012, 3:53 pm | Rosalea Barker

I read a great vacation planning tip in an Amtrak tweet recently: Decide how you want to feel on your vacation then go to the place that makes you feel that way. Figuring that “oblivious to all that’s wrong with the world” and “bed” ... More >>

Don’t bank on it, or the Case of the Deceitful Receipt

Sunday, 1 April 2012, 7:07 pm | Rosalea Barker

Here’s a weird thing. On Wednesday afternoon, I withdrew some cash from an ATM at a branch of the big bank my account was flipped to during the Great Banking Shakedown of 2008. Earlier in the day, I had checked my balance online, so when the ATM receipt ... More >>

Rosalea Barker: The United Commonwealth of States

Wednesday, 7 March 2012, 10:11 am | Rosalea Barker

It occurs to me that what US conservative voters want their President to be is the titular head of some entity that’s like a cross between the Commonwealth of Nations and the Eurozone. More >>

Stateside with Rosalea Barker: 3000 pennies

Thursday, 23 February 2012, 12:47 pm | Rosalea Barker

This Presidents Day holiday weekend, I thought I’d toss Abe Lincoln down a hole and see if he kicked back one of his better-denominated colleagues—James Madison, perhaps, who appears on the $5000 bill. More >>

Stateside with Rosalea Barker: Like wine

Tuesday, 7 February 2012, 5:27 pm | Rosalea Barker

Well! That was an interesting little phone call! I’ve just been polled by a telephone survey company to gauge my opinions about a ballot measure proposed for the November election. It’s the Regulate Marijuana like Wine initiative. More >>

 

 

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