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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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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.

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Collapse

Title: Collapse : How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed Author: Jared Diamond Paperback: 592 pages Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics) (December 27, 2005) ISBN: 0143036556 This is the follow up to Diamond’s Guns, Germs and Steel . Where his first book attempted to answer the question, “why do you people have such great cargo,” this book […]

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City of Walls

Title: City of Walls: Crime, Segregation, and Citizenship in Sao Paulo Author: Teresa P. R. Caldeira Paperback: 473 pages Publisher: University of California Press (April 2, 2001) ISBN: 0520221435 This was a very scholarly work. The main premise is that the culture of Sao Paulo is causing a segregation of its people based upon class, […]

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São Paulo

I got to go to São Paulo , Brazil, on a business trip from January 15 through January 21, 2006. This was my first time in Brazil; I had a great time and would go again. We stayed at L’Hotel, a very nice hotel near one of the major shopping and banking streets, Avenida Paulista. […]