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Highlights: Tim Ferris’ End of Year Reflections, Part 1

Consume less, reflect more. from WordPress/Automattic founder Matt Mullenweg: listen to one track on repeat for work, which becomes a type of work mantra. Matt uses jazz, hip hop, or electronica, for example, when he is coding. Tim likes Grammatika.  Will try. from...

December Inspirations #1

Two from Austin Kleon’s weekly email: On being productive: In praise of the simple kitchen timer On design: Amazing Movie Posters from 1920’s-30’s Russia  ...

Thanksgiving from the island

I’ve never celebrated from this shore, or looking east, seen the moon rise over the Pacific Ocean. We jog along Lovers Cove, seals rove, pelicans glide, climbing up to the other side of...

Uganda Visit

I can’t believe it’s been five years since Darlene and I visited Uganda, and saw the work World Vision was doing in the Aber...

Victoria

After giving me a tour of the Santa Ana Assistance League Thrift Shop and Operation School Bell, Victoria posed for a few photos as one of our first #IAMSAUSD photo stories. “When I was 8, I thought I knew all the math I would ever need. Then I met Mrs. Gomez. She...

Ableton Highlights 

Check out what @nastynatetorres has been cooking up Good times on Thanksgiving break #ableton #guitar #ableton #abletonpush #abletonpush @nastynatetorres A video posted by Wes Kriesel (@wkriesel) on Nov 21, 2015 at 4:05pm...

Alex @ Perfect Harmony

This slideshow requires JavaScript. Trumpeter Alex at the November 15 Perfect Harmony concert at Santa Ana High...

Week #1: NYC Marathon & Vegan Recipes

“On the road to the New York City Marathon, I thought I’d record a new vegan recipe each week.” About a year ago, after reading Rich Roll’s Finding Ultra, I switched to a vegan diet.  I’m not super religious about it but I don’t...

Week #1: NYC Marathon and Child Protection Services

“I decided to write a weekly reflection about my path to the New York Marathon. This is my journey.” I have a love-hate relationship with running.  Sometimes running is a skeptical and cynical partner who despises my every effort, and every effort at...

Webinar with Aperture and Perfect Photo Suite

Thanks to Liz LePage, I have a better understanding of some of the amazing tools within the Perfect Photo Suite.  In one hour, I learned how to replace a background, use the Focus tool to change the focus and brightness of the replacement background for a more...

Cheating on Chipotle

One of my family’s favorite eating spots, particularly after a track meet, is Chipotle.  The food seems fresh and I’ve been able to order gluten-free food easily: get a burrito bowl.  Now that I’ve adopted a vegan diet, Chipotle is not quite as fun. ...