June 27, 2015
Yesterday, I posted a picture on Facebook, and promised that there was a blog-post coming associated to that photo. Now over a decade old, I am extremely proud of that shot, as it symbolizes something I’ve felt strongly about for a very long time: That marriage isn’t about sex, or about pro-creation, but rather about commitment, ceremonies and rituals, and the strength of family and friends. Marriage is about love.
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July 4, 2014
My brother Anthony is, well, a character. He’s lived in Yellowknife, NWT for over 30 years now, and he’s fairly famous in those parts. He builds a giant snow castle on Great Slave Lake each year, where for 19 years now he’s hosted the SnowKing Winter Festival (he, of course, is the Snow King), he organizes an annual pond regatta each summer, and, despite his rather gruff exterior, he is an extremely gifted, artistic man who has never abandoned the sheer joy of childhood. He is, and remains, a kid at heart.
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April 3, 2014
I have very mixed feelings about the Mozilla announcement today. I’m sure that Mr. Eich is a nice enough guy in person, and smart enough to be respectful of everyone he encounters face-to-face, regardless of their sexual orientation or personal relationships. And yet still…
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March 4, 2014
The 29th Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference (aka CSUN) is just around the corner. CSUN is an investment and planning for success will maximize that investment – arrive with a plan of what you want to learn and take away from CSUN. As you plan your week, consider the following tips I’ve collected from years past.
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November 6, 2012
This is NOT a post to try and convince you to vote one way or the other – that is a decision that you must make yourself, based upon your thoughts, beliefs and convictions. What this IS however is a plea to my US friends to get out and vote. It is appalling how few Americans exercise their vote, and the stakes and reasons for voting today could not be more important.
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