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“Spring Rolls” is available on CD Baby, iTunes and Spotify!

My new album Spring Rolls is available now on CD Baby at: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/alephnaughtandthenullset4 You can find it on iTunes at: h...

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My album Parallel Lines is now available on CD Baby and iTunes!

My latest album is out, “Parallel Lines.” My music is influenced by various genres. I recorded this album at home. You can find ...

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Download “Countably Infinite and Completely Empty” now!

Finally had time to finish my new album, “Countably Infinite and Completely Empty.” You can download a zip of the MP3 files and ...

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How @purplehayz tweets

Introduction This post was started because I get asked regularly if I ever sleep. I do, typically from 10P Pacific time til about 4:30A each...

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We bought a house

We finally bought a house in SoCal – its not as close to Los Angeles as we wanted (its in Woodland Hills), but its big and its ours; 5...

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ComicCon 2009, Thursday: Pictures

My son Nathan and I attended the Thursday opening of ComicCon 2009; we had a great time, we walked the whole exhibit hall floor. I got a cou...

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A bunch of pictures taken on my Blackberry phone

Just a bunch of pictures I took with my Blackberry over the last month or so; no one category deserved a separate post, so here’s a ga...

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Visit to Palm Springs, Wayne Thiebaud retrospective

We visited the Palm Springs Art Museum to see the retrospective of Wayne Thiebaud titled “70 Years of Painting.”  Thiebaud be...

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Make your very own IC earring

My geekiest fashion accessory is my IC earring; I’ve made several because friends have asked (sometimes demanded!) them.  I’v...

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Paper model of Chartres Cathedral – IT’S DONE!

I bought a model to assemble of the famous Chartres Cathedral in the Cathedral gift shop, and this entry will track how I put it together. T...

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Office toys (some new, some old)

I have quite a collection of toys in my office – I like to have things to look at and play with when I need to think.  Creativity often surges when you take your mind off the problem and let your thoughts operate independently.  Here’s a picture of the credenza behind my desk: I got […]

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The Culver City Art Walk

We decided to do the Culver City Art Walk today – a bunch of galleries open their doors to the public along La Cienega and Washington in Culver City. A pretty cool billboard – wonder what its selling? Painted exterior of a non-profit on La Cienega Mao in lights in front of Maloney Fine Art […]

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I won table topics!

This week I won Table Topics at the Navigators Toastmasters meeting!  My question was, “What will your summer vacation be?” – since we went to Italy in March we aren’t going anywhere this summer special, but we are doing a lot of things (and a short trip to San Diego for ComicCon, I’m a ComicCon […]

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Memorial Day memories

Stories are powerful things, and Jamie has reminded me of my father who passed away over 20 years ago.  He was a navigator helping get transport planes over the hump in Asia (Burma, er, Myanmar to China and back) during World War II.  He told me stories of playing Mah Jongg for money (he got […]

Santa Monica

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Santa Monica

We love going to Santa Monica, so we put the dog in the car and drove out.  We go down Topanga Canyon to the Pacific Coast Highway; you go right by the Getty Villa which is a copy of Hadrian’s Villa outside of Rome. We walked around the Prominade, which is a three block pedestrian […]

A bunch of pictures taken on my Blackberry phone

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A bunch of pictures taken on my Blackberry phone

Just a bunch of pictures I took with my Blackberry over the last month or so; no one category deserved a separate post, so here’s a gallery instead. Translate

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Free Play: Improvisation in Life and Art

Title: Free Play: Improvisation in Life and Art Author: Stephen Nachmanovitch Paperback: 224 pages Publisher: Tarcher (May 1, 1991) Language: English ISBN-10: 0874776317 ISBN-13: 978-0874776317 This is a dense book for such a small volume.  The subject is important to me – I used to improvise a lot in bands, and I think that comfort […]

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Saw “Star Trek” today

Aviva and I went ot the new Star Trek movie today. No spoilers here. This is a movie to go see, especially if you watched the original series, Star Trek: Next Generation, and Enterprise.  There are a number of wonderful connections made with these series, for example the inclusion of Captain Christopher Pike, who features […]

Visit to Palm Springs, Wayne Thiebaud retrospective

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Visit to Palm Springs, Wayne Thiebaud retrospective

We visited the Palm Springs Art Museum to see the retrospective of Wayne Thiebaud titled “70 Years of Painting.”  Thiebaud became famous in the ’60s with his thick, realistic paintings of deserts on display.  The retrospective began with his early drawings, some from high school, and then continued through recent work (Thiebaud is still an […]

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Grammarian

The grammarian function at Navigators Toastmasters has four major tasks: Pick two words for the day, Describe their function during the introduction, Listen for incorrect grammar, and Report on usage of the words of the day and any grammar issues during the meeting I wanted to suggest a way to pick words of the day. […]