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Archive for February, 2010

Crave Cafe open (almost) 24 hours

February 28th, 2010 Comments off

I heard about Crave and their Kate hours last week. Unfortunately, the latte I got was waaaaaaay too hot. I will have to check out other items to see if this is major issue.

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Gelato for dessert?

February 28th, 2010 Comments off
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Sunny and clear day at the ball field

February 28th, 2010 Comments off

Out and about today, our journey starts at the Little League field. Bright sun and a slight breeze. The day after a rain storm is always so nice here in LA.

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Recherche le temps perdu (Search of lost time)

February 26th, 2010 1 comment

I finished up a client call early this afternoon just up the street from tonight’s LA Friday Coffee location. Sitting in Jennifer’s Coffee, one of my favorite, comfy, coffee bars, I sat looking out the window as the light diminished at the end of the day. It is slightly overcast today, with rain coming in late tonight, so the light had that grey-blue character I often saw growing up in Northern Ohio.

Looking out the windows I got a distinct chill and felt like reaching for a warmer sweater or perhaps a lap blanket. My conscious mind knew that it wasn’t that cold out, but somewhere, deep within my memories, I felt my childhood winters past.

This type of reverie strikes me occasionally, especially at the end of a long week like this one. I’m a little worn out. My guard is down. My LA urban persona slips a bit and lets some of the Ohio farm boy out. Those around me wouldn’t notice, of course, but I suddenly feel different. Here I am in the middle of LA but my mind is wandering around the fields and small towns of my childhood.

Proust had it right in his title. It really does seem like time lost. Nearly 24 year away has made my past seem more like a dream or a movie watched long ago through sleep-heavy eyes. Did I really grow up there? Was live really like that? Surely, it must have been something I made up. It doesn’t seem possible that I was once that person when I feel so different now.

Still, there are pictures, family and friends from that time more than willing to confirm that it all did exist — that the snow drifts and the flood waters once surrounded our home — that Grandma welch once tilled a 1/2 acre garden out back and that my friends and I once rambled through the hay lofts of barns, building forts, walking along open beams and watching the barn cats stalk their prey.

Our memories sneak up on us when we least expect it. Suddenly you are remembering places, names and events you haven’t thought of in years and then, just as quickly, your are ripped back into the present by a cell phone ringtone, the squeal of brakes or the honking of a horn.

What memories come to you at twilight?

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I Like This – February 24, 2010

February 24th, 2010 Comments off

A collection of interesting items I found in my daily reading.

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Questions I answered today…

February 24th, 2010 Comments off

I get a lot of questions every day and here is a selection.

  • Using the Solo and Mute buttons in Audacity to ensure that MP3s export correctly
  • How to change where various domain names point in order to host a variety of sites
  • How to change the post date on a WordPress post
  • Address information for CareerCampLA
  • How to change the ink cartridges and print envelopes on an Epson Workforce 610 printer

  • Changing which Twitter account links to your Facebook account in order to update your Facebook status
  • How to delete items from the Firefox Bookmarks Menu
  • Troubleshooting Mac keyboard USB problems
  • Which version of SmartFTP to buy for a podcasting client
  • How to change the Admin of a Facebook Fan Page
  • Scheduling the next LA Friday Coffee [Info]
  • AV and Internet setup for my UCLA Extension guest speaking stint on March 11
  • How to record a double-ender/tape sync interview using Skype
  • What is Google Wave

Do you have a question? Why not drop me a line? Use the Comments link above, send email to or call the voice mail line at 818-804-5049

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What is an unconference? Reading from around the net.

February 22nd, 2010 Comments off

Originally from the CareerCampLA blog.

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Each time I mention that CareerCampLA is an unconference, I get the immediate question, “What is an unconference?” In an effort to answer that question, here are some articles that seek to explain an unconference and its unique benefits.

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Receive My Word Via Email

February 21st, 2010 Comments off
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Video: TED Talk – David Logan on tribal leadership

February 17th, 2010 Comments off
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I Like This – February 17, 2010

February 17th, 2010 Comments off

A collection of interesting items I found in my daily reading.

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