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Milenkaya.org featured in design book

I’ve had this book since it came out in 2010 and I didn’t even realize one of my sites was featured in it, until last week when I was doing a search and it came up in Google Books. Milenkaya.org is the professional site of my good friend Olya Milenkaya, who is finishing up her […]

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Hangin’ with Tony

I got to spend all day Saturday with my buddy Tony Alves, who I rarely see. It was also his birthday, plus the first time I got to meet his girlfriend, and the first time he got to meet my wife and son. To top off a momentous day, we also finalized plans to finally […]

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Fallen Leaf Lake

Velma and I celebrated our birthdays last weekend near Tahoe at beautiful Fallen Leaf Lake. Our birthdays are ten days apart, so we usually celebrate them together with a weekend getaway. We had won/rented a weekend stay in a cabin on the lake, having participated in a charity auction last year for Committee for Green […]

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Global Lives Project

If any Schools Group alumni still read this here blog thing, I thought you might be interested in what one of your fellow former Schoolies is up to. Dave Harris founded this project a few years ago, and it’s currently showing at the YBCA in San Francisco, for those of you still in the Bay […]

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Recent project: Poster for Tuolumne River Trust

Peter Drekmeier, Bay Area Program Director of Tuolumne River Trust, sent me the beautiful photo above and asked me a few months ago to design a poster. Peter, who is also Mayor of Palo Alto, is a longtime friend, and I’ve done many design projects for him over the past 15 years. I did two […]

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Thursday Top 5

Russian goth wedding[via OffBeatBride] Free Social Network Icon PackWell-designed icons. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOmi1YiijdQ] Laura Stec’s Cool CuisineNot sure if “How to chow an onion” is relevant to global warming, but it’s a good how-to for the cooking novices like me anyway. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=993KBX58qCc] TitanIn case you need to rent a robot. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1kqqMXWEFs] 10 Things I Hate About Commandments […]

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Public acceptance of evolutionA sobering and shameful look at our backward nation. Who makes the paper grade?In a new report card from ForestEthics and the Dogwood Alliance, FedEx Office and Office Depot get high marks for avoiding paper from endangered and controversial sources while Amazon.com, Costco, Target, and others get D and F grades. Download […]

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Grupo Falso BaianoMy pal Jesse’s group plays choros, a Brazilian style of music popularized in the 1920s and ’30s. They play classic songs plus modern songs in the choros style, including a version of the Super Mario theme. They happen to be playing in Berkeley tonight, if you’re in those parts: Thursday, August 13 (8 […]

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Mayor Peter Drekmeier

I’m a bit late reporting this, so I assume most people who’d care will have already heard, but for any of my far-flung readers who hadn’t already heard: Peter Drekmeier was elected mayor of Palo Alto early this year. Palo Alto’s mayor is elected from the ranks of the city council by his/her peers. Peter […]

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Carolyn Davis CateringMy friend Carolyn Davis (née Peters) has a new website, and although I didn’t design it, I heartily approve of its design: it’s great. Carolyn’s a fantastic chef, I’ve seen her at work at events she was catering and I can attest to her team’s excellence and her culinary brilliance as well. Hire […]

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