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My 5th album, Something’s Missing, is available everywhere!

My 5th full release, Something’s Missing, is now available on most streaming and purchase services. This has taken a little over a yea...

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My 4th album, Virgin, is out!

My 4th full release album, Virgin, is out and available on all the major streaming and downloading services. You can get links to the most c...

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My new album Robot Sex is available everywhere!

It’s finally done – Robot Sex is out there and ready for you to listen to on your favorite services.   You can grab the album direc...

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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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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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Last King of Scotland

Title: Last King of Scotland Viewed on: October 21, 2006 Aviva and I took Aviva’s mom, Lily, to see this movie. The film is about a Scotish doctor, Dr. Garrigan, who goes to Uganda fresh from school, meets Idi Amin, becomes his personal physician, and then things get scary (I don’t want to give the […]

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The Fifth Discipline: The Art & Practice of The Learning Organization

Title: The Fifth Discipline: The Art & Practice of The Learning Organization Author: Peter M. Senge Paperback: 464 pages Publisher: Currency (March 21, 2006) ISBN: 0385517254 To set some perspective…. I’ve asked my team to read a book about either banking or business about every two months. We started with Execution; one team member told […]

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Shadow of the Giant

Title: Shadow of the Giant Author: Orson Scott Card Mass Market Paperback: 371 pages Publisher: Tor Books; Reprint edition (February 7, 2005) ISBN: 0812571398 The last book of the Ender series that follows Bean, the child that helped Ender beat the Buggers and then helped Peter unite the world. The book is good exciting fun […]

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Shadow Puppets

Title: Shadow Puppets Author: Orson Scott Card Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages Publisher: Tor Books (June 3, 2003) ISBN: 0765340054 If you’ve read the two books leading up to this one, Ender’s Shadow (which, if you’ve read this blog you know made me cry) and Shadow of the Hegemon, then you need to read this […]

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Starship Troopers

Title: Starship Troopers Author: Robert A. Heinlein Paperback: 272 pages Publisher: Ace (May 15, 1987) ISBN: 0441783589 While telling someone about Ender’s Game, that person mentioned Starship Troopers, which I’d never read before. So, next time in a used bookstore here in Chicago I grabbed a copy. Excellent choice! This book is really fun! Its […]

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Children of the Mind

Title: Children of the Mind Author: Orson Scott Card Mass Market Paperback: 370 pages Publisher: Tor Books; Reprint edition (June 1997) ISBN: 0812522397 This book disappointed me a bit – its too long on explanation and too short on story. The story line has tremendous potential, but the desire to close the series on a […]

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Xenocide

Title: Xenocide Author: Orson Scott Card Mass Market Paperback: 592 pages Publisher: Tor Books; Reprint edition (August 1992) ISBN: 0812509250 This book was interesting but weaker than the rest. The thing that made the other books special, especially from a science fiction perspective, was the lack of explaination of why things worked the way they […]

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Speaker for the Dead

Title: Speaker for the Dead Author: Orson Scott Card Mass Market Paperback: 416 pages Publisher: Tor Books; Reissue edition (August 15, 1994) ISBN: 0812550757 I’m on a roll – I’m reading all the Ender series by Orson Scott Card. I think this is the second best book of the series, after Ender’s Game, the first […]

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We had a good Saturday – new glasses and good Italian

I had my eyes checked a week ago Friday, so we started looking for new frames. I wanted smaller round frames because the lenses get too wide if the frames aren’t round, and the ones I have now hit my eye brows. We went to Eye Want on Milwaukee and found just what I wanted […]

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Shadow of the Hegemon

Title: Shadow of the Hegemon Author: Orson Scott Card Mass Market Paperback: 464 pages Publisher: Tor Books; 1 Mass Mkt edition (December 9, 2001) ISBN: 0812565959 There are a bunch of books in this series. I bought a three book boxed set of the Ender’s Game, Ender’s Shadow, and Shadow of the Hegemon. This book […]