Category: Personal

May 20, 2012

A Rolling Stones Story

Last night’s awesome performance by Mick Jagger and Jeff Beck instantly had me remembering my friend Dave MacMillan. David has been a friend for roughly 28 years, and even though we don’t see each other as often anymore (he lives in Toronto, and I’m in California) he’s the type of friend that no matter how much time goes between seeing each other, we just pick up where we left off. Long-time camping buddy & canoe partner we’ve weathered family events and marriage breakups, and I always know that if I needed David, he’d be there.

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March 3, 2012

CSUN 2012 Recap

It is Saturday morning (afternoon by the time I finish), and I am sitting here thinking about the past 4 days: CSUN 2012. A significant part of me is still simply processing all of the energy and love that CSUN 2012 delivered to my mental In Box, and this blog post is an attempt to capture some of that, get it written down, and share it back.

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January 21, 2012

Johnny Otis and Etta James – R.I.P.

It was a sad week for fans of old school R&B, as we lost 2 titans of the genre. The passing of Etta James on Friday (January 20, 2012) was duly noted in most of the main-stream media, but somewhat lost was the equally sad news of Johnny Otis’ passing 3 days earlier (January 17, 2011). What many may not realize is that it was Johnny Otis who discovered and promoted Etta James at the beginning of her career, and without Johnny we may never have had Etta.

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Au Revoir

December 9, 2011

The Only Thing Constant is Change

This is a somewhat personal blog post – both sad and yet exciting. After 5 1/2 years of managing the Stanford Online Accessibility Program – a program that I was brought on board to create and develop – I am leaving Stanford in pursuit of new opportunities. My last day on campus will be Friday, December 16th, 2011.

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March 22, 2011

My March Madness

I am home from an intense 10 days of SxSW, CSUN and W3C Face-to-Face meetings. I am happy if tired.

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