I'm digging for material today, so I thought I'd point out a couple of new links over in my--what else?--Links.
Several days ago, I added FogBay. This is a compilation of photographs--usually one a day or a mini-series--about the places and people that make the San Francisco/Bay Area unique and beautiful. It's one of my favorite sites with stunning pictures, great quotes, and interesting facts, as well as a link to a map that shows you exactly where in the Bay Area the picture was taken. This guy does a great job of capturing exactly what it is I love about that part of the country and is a large part of why I want to go back. This is FogBay's picture of the Bolina's Cliffs and Lighthouse.
I also added The Professor and Mary Ann to my blog links today. This is the blog of my friends, Rob and Mary Ann McFarland and their three kids, Maddie Lou, Wills, and Sebastian. Rob and Mary Ann are dear friends I made while I was a student in Berkeley, lo these many years ago. Rob is a professor of German at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, and MaryAnn is his incredibly intelligent, frightfully witty, well-read wife who speaks Spanish, but is learning German. I believe all of their kids are multi-lingual as well. We call Mary Ann "MA" for short and this is MA's chronicle of their family's teaching sojourn in Berlin this year. Rob does this every couple of years--takes a group of students either to Berlin or Vienna for a summer and a semester. Next time they go, I'm signing on as their luggage handler!