1000 Year Old Women

1,000 Year Old Women Helen Sweyer came for lunch with 12 of her closest friends and I mean that these ladies really know one another. There are 14 of them, but one couldn’t make it. I’ll just say this about their ages. Add up all 14 and they have seen over 1,000 years of life… Read more »

Johnson brings in Faggin

Craig and Frederico eating healthy Craig Johnson of Venture Law was in for lunch recently with a man who is right up there as one of the most important scientists of the century, Frederico Faggin. Mr. Faggin co-invented the microprocessor. When I asked him if he still had the patent he smiled modestly and admitted… Read more »

Time Magazine tells Jurvetson to back off

Heir apparent Dot Com. Tired of it yet. Nawwww! Three weeks ago Time ran a picture of Steve Jurvetson, of Draper Fisher Jurvetson. We ran it through our Madd Dogg Stepp Photoreimager™ and this is what popped out. The folks at Time must have heard about our take on the photo because this week they… Read more »

Best and Brightest

Hangin with my homies The staff at Buck’s are the best and the brightest. The secret of our success is the fact that everyone here realizes that that there is no us and them, just us. The first line of the employee book states it is a job requirement that you have to love your… Read more »

Burning Man Burns Bright

Upon arrival Burning Man is 21,000 different experiences of what it is like to meet in the middle of the dessert with no fixed agenda. A. A. Milne was a burning man, “Rabbit is that you? Yes Piglet it is, but let’s pretend it isn’t and see what happens”. There is basically only one rule…. Read more »

Reflections On Notoriety

Jamis waiting for customers When I was a kid my Aunt Eunice worked at a drug store in Encino. I somehow thought she was named for the town and maybe she was. I might have been seven or eight when we once went to see her and she told me that she had waited on… Read more »

Derjassi Drags more Victims to Buck’s

Long time local rancher Dale Djerassi with his guests from New York, the Malkin family shown here after another filling and stimulating breakfast. This photo was taken during a recent, highly irregular, and, as always enjoyable, Alessandro Pucci memorial weekend. Peacocks Hat in Ring, Emilie’s Heart’s in The City, Marla’s Feet on the Ground Bill… Read more »

Newt Gingrich, New Waiter at Buck’s?

Gingrich and Patsy When he came in today it became quickly apparent why Newt Gingrich rose to the Speaker of the House. Regardless of your politics you would probably admit on meeting him that he is one engaging guy. Steve Jurvetson of Draper Fisher Jurvetson brought him in for breakfast to meet with principals of… Read more »

Walsh and White Old Friends at Buck’s

Mike White and Bill Walsh Coach Bill Walsh, the legendary coach of of the 49ers, broke bread with his friend of many years the renowned coach of the Raiders and now the Rams, Coach Mike White. These men were together at Stanford in years past and neither is content to sit back in the clover…. Read more »

Koko Speaks

Koko and Penny Local Woodside resident Koko the Gorilla stared in her own show which recently aired on PBS. I was once walking with my wife, Margaret, past the Stanford art museum in about 1977 and there was a woman sitting on the steps with a small gorilla. Well Dr. Penny Patterson and her great… Read more »