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More Sex is Safer Sex

May 24, 2007 by  

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More_sex Check out More Sex is Safer Sex. Below is taken from their write-up and excerpts from BoingBoing: “The author’s weapons are evidence and logic, especially the logic of economics. Logic is most enlightening — and surely most fun — when it challenges us to see the world in a whole new way. This book is about that kind of logic. Daughters cause divorce. A thirst for revenge is healthier than a thirst for gold. A ban on elephant hunting is bad news for elephants, and disaster assistance is bad news for the people who receive it. Malicious computer hackers should be executed. The most charitable people support the fewest charities. Writing books is socially irresponsible; elbowing your way to the front of the water-fountain line is not. The tall, the slim, and the beautiful earn higher wages — but not for the reasons you think. Each of those statements is closer to the truth than you might imagine. If your common sense tells you otherwise, remember that common sense also tells you the earth is flat.”


Perche Parlo Italiano? Because I want to…

May 20, 2007 by  

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Inside the Blue Grotto on Capri View Italy Photography View snapshots of Capri There are few times in life in which you simply get to do something which there is no ulterior motive except for pure pleasure. The thought of taking language classes in Italy seemed adventurous, exotic, and glamorous – like riding the Orient Express, riding a camel in the Sahara, or sailing around the world. However, I met a woman recently who asked me why I chose to learn the Italian language. She felt it was an odd choice for me since I wasn’t working or living in Italy, nor did I have family ties here, nor did I work for a company that had any association with Italy. She told me she knew a woman with a similar background as me who wanted to take Italian, but decided upon Spanish instead because it was a more useful language. I gave her question and comment some thought, there was a bit of silence, and then I answered her,…

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Blindstitch Personalized Shirts

May 18, 2007 by  

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Check out Blindstitch, San Francisco’s first personalized shirtmaking service for men. You visualize the reality and they do the rest with turnaround in just three weeks. Blindstitch


The Why Behind Atheists

May 17, 2007 by  

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God An interesting piece in the latest issue of The New Yorker on religion and GOD. “Great portents and disasters turn some minds to God and others away from him.” Post 9/11, out came “The End of Faith,” and “Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon,” by Daniel Dennett, a philosopher at Tufts University. Next was “The God Delusion,” by Richard Dawkins, an evolutionary biologist and Britain’s preëminent science writer. And more recently, there is “God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything” by Christopher Hitchens. From the article: “since all the arguments against belief have been widely publicized for a long time, today’s militant atheists must sometimes wonder why religion persists. Hitchens says that it is born of fear and probably ineradicable. Harris holds that there are genuine spiritual experiences; having kicked sand in the faces of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, he dives headlong into the surf of Eastern spirituality, encouraging readers to try Buddhist techniques of meditation instead of dangerous creeds. Dawkins devotes a chapter, and Dennett most of his book, to evolutionary accounts of how religion may have arisen and how its ideas spread. It’s thin stuff,…

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Canteen Magazine Launch

May 17, 2007 by  

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Canteenlogogreen I attended the launch party for Canteen Magazine this week at San Francisco’s Foreign Cinema on Mission Street. Canteen is a new literary magazine that comes with instructions, including insight into why it’s easier to earn money teaching creative writing than practicing it. Canteen aims to engage readers with both the arts and the creative process. In their inaugural issue (below), Andrew Sean Greer confesses to his early novels, the first written at age 10; Po Bronson examines a suicide attempt by a reader; Julie Orringer and Ryan Harty make couple’s poetry from a kit; and Dennis Leary pulls off his chef’s jacket to design restaurants of the future. Canteen


Girls In Tech

May 17, 2007 by  

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Girls_in_tech Girls in Tech event was held last night at San Francisco’s Harlot on Minna Street. This is the second event they have held (didn’t make their kick off party). It was a great turnout, Brian Solis was snapping up a storm although I haven’t seen his results yet, and cameras were rolling, including Justin’s camcorder. A few shots from the event below: Girl_in_tech_1 Girl_in_tech_2 Girl_in_tech_5 Girl_in_tech_7


Sound Shadows

May 16, 2007 by  

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Industry bud Tony Deifell is on tour talking about his new book Seeing Beyond Sight. Tomorrow night, there’s a salon in San Francisco celebrating his book and work. Nearly every day, I sit back and think – “I’m so fortunate to not only have amazingly smart people in my life but people who constantly live on the edge, push creativity, heart, passion, intellect and intuition beyond limits. Always. Tony Deifell is another wonderful example. Imagine teaching blind and seeing impaired teenagers how to shoot. Pictures. With a camera. Images they cannot see. If this doesn’t make you think again and again…….and make you feel glorious and hopeful inside. “I was thinking it would be sort of hard for a blind person to take pictures but its not very hard. You just have to listen,” John – age 19. This experience isn’t about blindness – it is about seeing, noticing and paying attention with more than your eyes. Years ago, I worked with the Mass Association for the Blind in Boston. One project I managed was helping the sight impaired get equipment, donations and run in the Boston marathon. It is a very common human…

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Blindstitch Personalized Shirts

May 16, 2007 by  

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Check out Blindstitch, San Francisco’s first personalized shirtmaking service for men. You visualize the reality and they do the rest with turnaround in just three weeks. Blindstitch


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