Month: July 2009

Restaurant Review: Ohgane

Ohgane is a Korean restaurant in Oakland on Broadway and 31st. If you want good Korean food, then this is probably your best bet in the East Bay. It’s not transcendent like some of the other restaurants I’ve reviewed, but it’s quite good. Decor: 6 It has the appearance of an upscale Korean restaurant, with …

Lessons Learned 2009-7-26

Ah, what did I learn this week? 1) The value of consistency Probably the most overlooked and most difficult skill to attain. Doing something the same every time is incredibly difficult to do, but once you get it, it becomes reliable enough that you can concentrate on other things. If you can’t get it, then …

Anatomy of an Obama Speech

President Obama held a press conference last night to shore up support for his health care reform bill. I thought he did a great job politically of managing the questions and getting people enthusiastic about the issue. However, I did notice a couple things, like the fact that his answers to hard questions ramble on …

Lessons Learned 2009-7-19

It’s that special time of week where I review what I’ve learned: 1) Skill is often luck masquerading as learning My experience at juggling has taught me that I didn’t really know how to juggle, at least not in the “toss consistently and know where your hands are” kind of way. The reason that the …

Lessons Learned 2009-7-12

A brief review of what I learned this week: 1) Simple bruschetta recipe The simplest bruschetta you can make only requires sliced baguette baked at 350-400 degrees for ten minutes, then topped with olive oil, a little salt, a spoonful of diced tomato, and a small piece of basil. Diced tomato should be bought in …