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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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Ender’s Shadow

Title: Ender’s Shadow Author: Orson Scott Card Mass Market Paperback: 480 pages Publisher: Tor Books (December 15, 2000) ISBN: 0812575717 This was a great book – perhaps not a fabulous as Ender’s Game, but this one made me cry at the end. This is the story of Bean, an undersized orphan child almost dead from […]

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Ender’s Game

Title: Ender’s Game Author: Orson Scott Card Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages Publisher: Tor Science Fiction; Reprint edition (July 15, 1994) ISBN: 0812550706 This book has a great premise – Earth has fought the buggers, aliens that appear to be insect-like, twice. Earth is now trying to find someone to lead its forces against the […]

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Aviva’s brother came to visit

We had a great time I think. Friday I met up with Aviva and Brian at Room and Board, an upscale furniture shop. We had dinner at Opera , a really nice Chinese restaurant. We took Brian to Uncle Fun on Saturday – that’s a really interesting shop that sells strange toys. We went to […]

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Play Money: Or, How I Quit My Day Job and Made Millions Trading Virtual Loot

Title: Play Money: Or, How I Quit My Day Job and Made Millions Trading Virtual Loot Author: Julian Dibbell Hardcover: 321 pages Publisher: Basic Books (June 28, 2006) ISBN: 0465015352 When I read a short reference to this book in a magazine, I figured I should read the book and then send it to my […]

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Went to see the new Cirque du Soleil show last night!

Aviva and I try to make the new Cirque du Soleil shows when they come to Chicago; we got hooked over six years ago. Corteo was a bit different – the acrobatics were a little less over the top, there was more dancing, the usual helping of comedy (but perhaps a little less going out […]

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Saudi Arabia blames Hizbollah in Lebanon Crisis

An article off of Reuters indicates that Saudi Arabia blames radical Muslims for the unrest on the Lebanese border.

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Kan Zaman Restaurant

Kan Zaman Restaurant617 N. WellsChicago, IL 60610312-751-9600

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My 47th birthday!

Yes, I’m a yankee doodle dandy, born on the 4th of July. Had a quiet day yesterday, mostly finishing up and posting my travelogue for our Spanish trip. Then, we went out to dinner at a very nice Mexican restaurant, Salpicon. The food was really good and it was really loud and busy for a […]

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King of the Vagabonds : The Baroque Cycle #2 (The Baroque Cycle)

Title: King of the Vagabonds : The Baroque Cycle #2 (The Baroque Cycle) Author: Neal Stephenson Mass Market Paperback: 400 pages Publisher: HarperTorch (February 28, 2006) ISBN: 0060833173 I read this book in Barcelona and on the flight home to Chicago. I enjoyed this book but I’m trying to figure out how it connects with […]

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Quicksilver (The Baroque Cycle, Vol. 1)

Title: Quicksilver (The Baroque Cycle, Vol. 1) Author: Neal Stephenson Paperback: 960 pages ISBN: 0060593083 Read this book in Madrid and Seville. I like Neal Stephenson and this series seems aimed to please. Its set in the early 1700’s, with action moving between London and Boston for the most part. There’s lots of character development […]