From the monthly archives:

October 2009

Conductive Leadership

October 23, 2009

What is embedded below is a very subtle but extremely enjoyable talk on using conducting styles as examples of leadership styles.  The lesson is taught through a series of videos of great conductors.  (Of course now I want to go and find the full movies of each of the snippets – the music is beautiful.) […]

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Great Cookbooks

October 21, 2009

Tonight we had the worlds best pasta sauce.  In one of my new cookbooks, Levana Cooks Dairy-Free!, she has a puttanesca sauce that is absolutely wonderful.  It is rich and flavorful and rather than being a liquidy sauce is thick and filled with tasty vegetables.   I think that Levana is one of my favorite cooks.  […]

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Motivation and Inspiration

October 18, 2009

I’ve heard it said that “will power is highly overrated”.   It is a fun phrase to quip, but more than amusing it is accurate.  It is easy to come up with good goals and aim to meet them, after all the goal is its own reward.  However, the execution over time can be wearing […]

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A Glimpse at Ulduar

October 16, 2009

In the them of virtual worlds and games, today I present a slide show of photos from World of Warcraft.  All of these photos, except the first four are all of a single build, called Ulduar.  It is quite the complex both in size and detail.  I love the amazing mix of styles that can […]

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A Collection of Attention

October 16, 2009

Wednesday was apparently so busy that when I woke up on Thursday I realized that I had not posted. Today has been filled with interesting topics, but also a diverse set of topics. Just to give you an idea of what has caught my attention today here are a few links: First off we have […]

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QT: The Translation of Significance

October 13, 2009

I was just letting my dogs out and I was amused at how the “go outside” ritual has evolved. Back when boydog was a puppy we decided that plushy toys stay inside.  Every time he trotted to the door with one, when he got there we would tell him “out” and he would spit out […]

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Theme Fiddling

October 13, 2009

Slowly I’m updating this blog and getting all the old links and plug-ins back in line. I love the old theme I had but it didn’t have variable column widths and it broke just about every widget/plugin I put into the sidebar (or at least resulted in really messy formatting.) I’ve found a colorful variable […]

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A Little Bit of Mind Share

October 13, 2009

Today I happened upon a few things relating to the mind, and how it analyzes data. The first is a TED talk by Beau Lotto on Optical Illusions and how they show what we see: It was fascinating to see how our eyes, or rather our mind, reinterprets color based on the context in which […]

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It Takes All Kinds – But will we choose them?

October 12, 2009

In a local community you also need all types. Perhaps not as simply denotes as intellectuals and doers and those who combine both, but in a community you have people with different interests and different focuses and different beliefs. Within a strong community they come together, and the struggles and debates that come from these different views bring out more completely developed ideas and often solutions that are better than those that would have come from a homogeneous community that all held one view.

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The Daily Blog – Me Today

October 9, 2009

Once again it is quite late to be going to bed, and I am writing up my post for the day.  A couple of years ago I did a month of “Me Today” videos.  Each day I would record something on video and post it up to Viddler.   With the me todays the idea was […]

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