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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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What is Life Worth?: The Unprecedented Effort to Compensate the Victims of 9/11

Title: What is Life Worth?: The Unprecedented Effort to Compensate the Victims of 9/11 Author: Kenneth R. Feinberg Hardcover: 213 pages Publisher: PublicAffairs (May 13, 2005) ISBN: 1586483234 This is a must read book! I had two books left on my vacation, and decided to grab this one for the flight home. I read it […]

Flying to Milan

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Flying to Milan

We ate breakfast and lunch at the hotel, with a little more shopping in the middle – I accidently broke Aviva’s sunglasses and so we went out looking for another pair. The hotel is very nice – I’d recommend it easily. We took a cab to the airport – its a long long way from […]

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Finding Flow: The Psychology of Engagement With Everyday Life

Title: Finding Flow: The Psychology of Engagement With Everyday Life Author: Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Paperback: 144 pages Publisher: Basic Books; Reprint edition (April, 1998) ISBN: 0465024114 This book was disappointing. There was a lot of raw information about flow (that state where you loose sense of time and become completely focused on achieving some goal), and […]

Monreale

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Monreale

Today we got going slowly, did a small amount of shopping near the hotel, including finally getting Aviva a European current heating pad, and then took a cab up to Monreale. We arrived outside the Duomo in the main square in Monreale; Monreale is a small town on a hill about 8 kilometres outside of […]

Palermo

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Palermo

Today we walked to a sporting goods shop to see if I could get a Palermo football jersey – they didn’t have XXL. The, it was over to the Liberte area to shop a little, then caught the City Sightseeing bus to ride around Palermo for an hour or so. We got off near the […]

Palermo – gruesome and amazing

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Palermo – gruesome and amazing

We rented a cab for the morning. We started out at the Catacombe dei Cappuccini, which has the mummified remains of over 800 Palermitans, including children; the last is a two year old girl in 1912. This was really eerie; the remains, sometimes with some flesh attached, are clothed and standing up or laying down, […]

Palermo

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Palermo

We woke at 7A and ate breakfast and showered and planned our day. We had planned to take a bus tour to Erice, Trapani and Segesta, but we’re just tired of sitting in buses and cars so we canceled. Instead, we took a cab over to the Palazzo Abbezia in the Kalsa, or old Arabic, […]

Arrival in Palermo

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Arrival in Palermo

We got up and ate breakfast and then walked around outside the hotel a little. I wish Aviva had taken a dip in the pool – the view from the pool is incredible. We originally planned to take a train, but someone I respect at work as well as one of the tour guides on […]

Ragusa and Noto

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Ragusa and Noto

We got up really early, 5:30, again so we could do an organized tour. This time it was just Aviva and I with a driver, a guide, and a Mercedes. We drove over 2 hours to Ragusa, stopping first at a little placed called Castello di Donnafugata. This wasn’t really a castle, but instead a […]

Taormina

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Taormina

We got up late, ate, and walked up to the ancient Greek theatre. This required a pretty long uphill walk, including a long stairway. The theatre faces south, which is a traditional for Greek theatres in Sicily. You can climb all the way to the top of the rear, which unveils beautiful vistas of the […]