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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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Small Pieces Loosely Joined: A Unified Theory of the Web

Title: Small Pieces Loosely Joined: A Unified Theory of the Web Author: David Weinberger Hardcover: 256 pages Publisher: Perseus Books Group; 1st edition (March 2002) ISBN: 0738205435 This is a good read, especially if you either didn’t grow up along with the web or want to remember what the web should be about. There weren’t […]

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In Cold Blood

Title: In Cold Blood Author: Truman Capote Paperback: 368 pages Publisher: Vintage; Reprint edition (February 1, 1994) ISBN: 0679745580 Saw the movie Capote – yep, I think Phillip Seymore Hoffman deserved his Oscar. This book is classified as a novel, but is really non-fiction, the story of a gruesome family slaying in rural Kansas. I […]

Palm Desert, CA, March 12 – 17

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Palm Desert, CA, March 12 – 17

We flew out in coach class (at least Aviva and I were on the two-seat side of the MD-S80). We walked around Palm Desert on Monday and Palm Springs on Tuesday, nothing really eventful. We did get to eat twice at Manhattan in the Desert, our favorite deli in Palm Springs. On Wednesday, we decided […]

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My Forbidden Face

Title: My Forbidden Face: Growing Up Under the Taliban – A Young Woman’s Story Author: Latifa Paperback: 224 pages Publisher: Miramax Books; 1st ed. I. edition (July 9, 2003) ISBN: 1401359256 I spent three months working in Saudi Arabia, and that gave me an interest in the Arab world. So, I decided to read this […]

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Man’s Search for Meaning

Title: Man’s Search for Meaning Author: Viktor E. Frankl Paperback: 224 pages Publisher: Pocket; Rev&Updtd edition (December 1, 1997) ISBN: 0671023373 A friend recommended that I read this book – it provides a valuable perspective on how people handle those things that are in our control and those that are not. In addition, it describes […]

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The Prepared Mind of a Leader

Title: The Prepared Mind of a Leader: Eight Skills Leaders Use to Innovate, Make Decisions, and Solve Problems Author: Bill Welter and Jean Egmon Hardcover: 304 pages Publisher: Jossey-Bass (October 24, 2005) ISBN: 0787976806 I’d give this book 5 out of 10 – the premise and some of the ideas are good, but the format […]

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The Reindeer People : Living with Animals and Spirits in Siberia

Title: The Reindeer People : Living with Animals and Spirits in Siberia Author: Piers Vitebsky Hardcover: 480 pages Publisher: Houghton Mifflin (December 8, 2005) ISBN: 0618211888 This is a wonderful book! There are a few book in print today on northern Siberia, but Vitebsky lived this for a number of summers (and at least one […]

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Vandals wanted to test Amsterdam subway trains

In case you didn’t know, vandalism is common in Amsterdam….

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Workplace mentoring

I’ve been helping students from Tilton Elementary School to read better for three years, participating in the WITS program via LaSalle Bank’s Workplace Mentoring program.  Here’s Davion: Davion is a student at Tilton Elementary here in Chicago. The school is located on the west side in an economically depressed part of town. Davion is a […]

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A long weekend in NYC

We visited NYC recently and here’s what we did.