KOUFAX (2001-2012)

KOUFAX (2001-2012) Koufax (Sanford von Koufax of Ebbets, American Kennel Club #DL886538/04, of El Shaddai’s Viking II and El Shaddai’s Amber) from complications from back surgery. Koufax is survived by Alan and Marie Weiss and Buddy Beagle. Also known as “Koufax the Wonder Dog” after unlocking a garage door from the inside to allow house sitters in, he appeared in over 150 videos, five books, scores of articles, and is the star of the weekly cartoon series “The Adventures of …


Alan Weiss’s Monday Morning Memo® – 11/19/12

Alan's Monday Morning Memo

November 19, 2012—Issue #165 This week’s focus point: We are all entitled to our opinions, and our perspectives differ, influenced by our values, experiences, education, colleagues, and so forth. But we are not entitled to our own facts. Just because we have access to “publishing” as never before (Facebook is really a vanity publishing platform) doesn’t mean what’s published is rooted in empirical reality. You can tell yourself and others that rattlesnakes don’t bite, but the snake behaves according to …


WOLFoundation on Sustainable Change

I serve on this board. This is just to let you know that the essays from the 2011 competition  have now been published as an eBook in collaboration with Cultura21—”a platform for the promotion of a cultural change in the sense of a sustainable, social ecological change process.” The eBook is one of their series of eBooks on Culture and Sustainability. A copy of the eBook is available free of charge from the Cultura21 web site by following the link …



An Epicure’s Guide to San Francisco

My wife and I had the opportunity to spend 10 days here and we visited old haunts and new. Here is my guide for those who are inclined toward good food and wine. In order of preference: R&G Grill Simply the best Chinese food I’ve ever had in the US. A frenetic, jammed, loud place with little ambiance, but every dish we sampled was outstanding, and they make a mean lychee martini. Reservations a must. It’s great fun and wonderful …



Loosing It In Lala Land

(Note: If you don’t eat anything that casts a shadow and have no sense of humor, I’d really advise not reading this.) We used to live on the Peninsula south of San Francisco. I’ve been traveling to California for pleasure and business since the 70s. But it’s starting to get really crazy out here. I don’t mind the people in San Francisco staring, like laboratory bunnies, at the “don’t walk” countdown displays, even though there isn’t a car in sight …