Distractions, reflections

David Ing, at large … Sometimes, my mind wanders

Currently Viewing Posts Tagged thomas fogarty

2008/12/10 Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Skyline Drive, Thomas Fogarty Winery

As an alternative to a sitting through a morning agenda with disinterest, we squeezed in a visit to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, toured to the Santa Cruz Mountains, and tasted at the Thomas Fogarty Winery.
The first day of the conference we were attending in Santa Clara was a tutorial, and very educational.  The second day bridged today’s technology with advances.  The third morning was about industries in which we didn’t have an interest, so we opted to take advantage of our location to visit the Pacific Ocean at Santa Cruz, and tour the Santa Cruz mountains with the possibility to visit some wineries.  It was a little over an hour on a scenic drive to arrive at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.

di_20081210-125502-santacruzboardwalk-entry-group.JPG

On a weekday in December, the rides were silent, and we were practically the ones ones in the park.

di_20081210-125554-santacruzboardwalk-ride.JPG

The Giant Dipper is one of the oldest wooden roller coasters in the United States.

di_20081210-125604-santacruzboardwalk-coaster.JPG

There’s irony that the famous boardwalk is now concrete rather wooden boards.

di_20081210-125640-santacruzboardwalk.JPG

Despite the fact that we hadn’t yet walked on the sand, and the park was empty, Stephen wanted to be first in line for the foot wash station.

di_20081210-125734-santacruzboardwalk-footwash.JPG

The Sky Ride runs along the beach side of the walk. Continue reading2008/12/10 Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Skyline Drive, Thomas Fogarty Winery

  • Recent Posts

  • Archives

  • RSS on Coevolving

    • Reifying Systems Thinking towards Changes | ST-ON 2022-10-17
      The October online meeting of Systems Thinking Ontario presented an opportunity for an update on progress made by the Systems Changes Learning Circle by 2022.  A slide deck had been prepared an in-person seminar at the Universitat de Barcelona Graduate Programmes in Business, organized by Ryan C. Armstrong, one week earlier.  Our regular monthly meeting, […]
    • Knowing Better via Systems Thinking | U. Barcelona 2022-10-10
      Just before starting a trip to Spain, I received an invitation from Ryan C. Armstrong at the Universitat de Barcelona Business School to give some lectures.  The students in the bachelor’s programme in international business had a short mention of systems thinking in the first lecture of the operationa management class.  With that brief entry, […]
    • Four system traps, in undesirable regimes
      While the adaptive cycle and panarchical connections reflect the possiblity of movement from one stable state to another, it’s possible to get “stuck” in a disfavoured trap.  Social ecological systems involve both natural systems and human systems. After widespread recognition of the 2002 Panarchy book, reflections in 2010 revealed further development of the theory and […]
    • Types of learning, with panarchical change as (i) incremental, (ii) lurching, and (iii) transformational
      In order to appreciate the influence of resilience science and panarchy on ongoing research into systems changes, revisiting foundational works sometimes resurfaces insights.  In the 2002 Panarchy book, Chapter 15 provides a summary of findings. In the course of the project hat led to this volume, we identified twelve conclusions (Table 15-1) in our search for […]
    • Sustainability from ecological anthropology: the second life of trees
      What might a non-anthropocentric view of sustainability look like?  This would probably include regeneration of species alongside others in the ecosystem.  With some recent presentations, an idea that resonates with audiences is the “The Second Life of Trees”, credited by Tim Ingold (2002) to John Knight (1998).  Ingold sees continuity of life not only of […]
    • Hypotheses Concerning Living Systems | James Grier Miller
      Towards a general theory of living systems, we should be looking beyond the singletons of a hierarchical level, i.e. (i) cell, (ii) organ, (iii) organism, (iv) group, (v) organization, (vi) community, (vii) society, and (viii) supranational level. In a scientific approach, James Grier Miller created a list of hypotheses.  In the 1100+ page book, the […]
  • RSS on Media Queue

  • RSS on Ing Brief

  • Meta

  • Translate

  • Creative Commons License
    This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License
    Theme modified from DevDmBootstrap4 by Danny Machal