Monday, July 16, 2012

4 MW Solar PV, Southern California, May 2012

Our first SoCal utility-scale solar PV power plant that has been a few months in the making that was brought online on a Friday afternoon in May 2012.  I have to say, turning on projects that start delivering electricity to the grid from clean sources, is the funnest part of the job.  It is addicting.  Many more megawatts to come!


Sunday, May 6, 2012

No view, like the birds eye view

Here's a video of my first flight over San Francisco, on a perfect clear and warm day, May 5, 2012.

(minute 2:50 to 5:50 are my favorite views)

     

Monday, November 7, 2011

Run, One Stride at a Time

To the whole world! Get out there and run! It is absolutely possible to run and run and run injury free! Get out there, and take me with you! Read the article and read other running books on the joys and benefits of running.




Chere here for NYT article: The Once and Future Way to Run, 11/2/11

http://video.nytimes.com/video/2011/11/02/magazine/100000001149415/the-lost-secret-of-running.html


Friday, August 19, 2011

Water (Focus) puts out Fire (Stress)

For all those people out there who may be feeling overwhelmed: "just focus."

Just as water puts out fire, focus puts out stress. Try to recall the last time you were in a crisis. Remember that focus you had? Well, that is real focus. It's not easy to reach. But when you do, you forget about everything else and do one thing at a time, and you do it well because you know that it's what you are supposed to be doing. We can only truly do one thing at a time.

David Allen says it best:
"...most teams work best in crisis. Simply because it gets them focused, it gets them galvanized. High performance doesn't come from crisis. Rather it comes from the focus that crisis forces you to have. High performance people and organizations tend to be the people in organizations that know how to get that kind of galvanized focus before crisis forces them to...

...the truth is, when you are in your zone (when time disappears), you are not feeling overwhelmed. If you really are doing what you really know that you need to be doing at any point of time, there is no sense of being overwhelmed. You can only do one thing at a time, so it's either half empty or half full: you either feel crappy about all you are not doing or you feel perfect about the one thing you are."

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Connect, Join and Balance through Yoga

I finally tried Yoga for the first time last night, after more than two years of living in San Francisco. I am glad I did and will be adding it to my weekly running and core exercise routine. While I continue to truly learn and understand yoga, last night was a great introduction into what it can mean and become. There is great learning achieved when connecting, joining, and balancing one's mind and body as you detach from the world around you for at least just a few hours a week - I highly recommend it!


Most importantly, I wanted to share a quote that I heard during class, and it relates to a question I've asked my self in that past: "Why do people work?"....well, here's part of the answer....

"Always you have been told that work is a curse and labor a misfortune. But I say to you that when you work you fulfill a part of earth's furthest dream, assigned to you when that dream was born, and in keeping yourself with labor you are in truth loving life and to love life through labor is to be intimate with life's inmost secret." by The Prophet

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

TheRelay - A Must Do!

If you like to run, this is a must-do! You get to experience California at its best!

You run through some of the most wonderful landscape the state has to offer with great people, and for a great cause. I rant at 7pm through vineyards with a sunset through the hills, at 4am next to a river under the starts, and then at 1pm starting in the woods and finishing by the beach in Santa Cruz. I can't wait for next year!

My Results:
Leg: 12, Type: Hard, Miles: 4.8, Pace: 07:40 min/mil, Start: 7:19PM PST
Leg: 24, Type: Mod., Miles: 5.9, Pace: 07:55 min/mil, Start: 4:17AM PST
Leg: 36, Type: Easy, Miles: 6, Pace: 07:11 min/mil, Start: 1:21PM PST




Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Igloo

I learned how to build an Igloo this weekend to snow camp near Carson Pass, California. It is an incredible experience. It was still cold but it gave us shelter for the storm we got over night.

Que viva the Inuit people!




Click here to see video

Friday, December 17, 2010

Solar Photovoltaic Sunset

California sunset over my first Solar PV investment in distributed energy generation. Aerial photos coming soon.