monterey county USA | london UK | gran canaria ESP | 2016

May 2016 update

Australian television program Four Corners looks at Chinese and other foreign investing into their country in The great wall of money and a related look at the state of real estate in their nation.

December 2015 update

Annual cost of firearm death & injury to the US economy: 235 billion dollars.

I'm really chuffed that the pride of London, Tottenham Hotspur, are enjoying one of the brightest spotlights on English football these days as that young, up-n-coming team that can be great to watch these days and may be able to take advantage of a very unpredictable Premier league season so far.

"My name is love" Thai movie with English subtitles by Vietnamese co., re-add Jan 2016

Meanwhile the Japanese TV show "Takeshi's castle" that's been deleted so many times somehow manages to survive with uploads of numerous episodes floating around including one of their greatest hits episodes according to UK viewer's requests.

Of course some of the new links on The Quake turn into dead ones as stuff gets erased, but that's why every few months The Quake gets updated.
Sixty two people now control as much wealth as half the rest of the world combined  
Oxfam International, Jan 2016

These two programs however have remained remarkably resilient [at least at time of writing]:

West London "10", Liverpool "1", but not necessarily a score that reflects the quality of the respective uk tv offerings.

And although the UK's "Only fools & horses" always gets erased before too long, it's great that uploaders keep returning with "The Bill" so I can catch more episodes whenever time allows, which isn't frankly often.


...or lack thereof

A rare glimpse into what really goes on behind the secretive walls at Apple's Cupertino HQ as talented developers imported from around the globe prepare to unleash their latest gee-whiz MacBook on their unsuspecting customers.

'Trigger happy tv'

quake's world

the spur
guardian football
bbc five live radio, plus quality podcasts


Likeable links currency historical exchange converter
the last quiet places
mac option key symbols
the bay lights
roll dice online and here
free internet access for the city of santa clara
red dot fair 2016, miami
friendly atheist eye-opening daily accounts of the threat to the separation of church and state that America faces

Usually reliable online TV streams
sky news uk, live on you-tube
crtvg, galicia, espana, us feed
tvr britanny, france: big on stade rennais fc, rennes
tnn24 thai
elonce tv argentina
rte dublin, ireland
rtl muenchen deutschland dusseldorf, deutschland
telemolise southern italia
bbc britain
sfgovtv san francisco, usa

San Francisco & Monterey online radio
kqed san francisco radio
kalw san francisco radio
kazu nat. public radio for the monterey bay [90.3 on FM <--recently corrected]

Other radio
bbc world service

Radio programs and podcasts
on point
the agony column for bookworms [live sundays on kusp]
poetry show live sundays on kusp
philosophy talk [live on kalw]
7th avenue project


san francisco
arriving by luft re-add Nov 2015

gran canaria

Patalavaca: click pic for Gran Canaria video


radio buddha
bubbles of illusion dharma talk
jikoji zen dharma talk podcasts
"what it means to be a buddhist" [dharma talk]
shasta abbey rm daizui dharma talk podcasts


amaravati uk
dhammaloka aus.
obc zen [worldwide]
jikoji usa
tassajara usa
metta forest monastery usa


online meditation timer

"To be alive and to know you're alive is the greatest miracle of all. Present moment breathing in, wonderful moment breathing out." -- thich nhat hanh

"Meditation is the key that unlocks your mind, permeating post-meditation with awareness. Wisdom arises from the still mind." -- bhante henepola gunaratana

"Mindful one breathes in. Mindful one breathes out." -- buddha

"You are not the victim of your thoughts. You are the originator of your thoughts." -- ajahn sujato

"With realization of one's own potential and self-confidence in one's ability, one can build a better world." -- dalai lama

In 2012 a study in Israel showed that meditators were less inhibited by 'cognitive rigidity': in other words, they were more open to completely new solutions to problems.

namo amitabha
buddham sharanam gachchami


awakened voice
the buddha garden
om and om
Tasty = hao chi  
Learn Chinese with The Quake

om mani padme hum
[namo tassa] bhagavato arahato sammæsambuddhassa
the dhamma brothers
four noble truths
simply kenna buddhism, how i see it
positive psychology: catching up with ancient buddhist insight [pdf]
the best vegetarian chili in the world?
be here now

"There are many bold adventurous spirits, whose bodies hardly ever left the cell or hermitage, who have been accustomed to roam at will over the boundless ocean of eternity." -- GC Rawlinson


shradda, sri lanka
sbt-tv thai
dmc thai