Category Archives: My Digital Life

Day 4 Meditation Challenge: Bring the Noise

One of the things about a new habit is you don’t know what to expect along the way. The habit I am cultivating is meditating daily at the same time. Last night, I sat in my usual spot at 11:30 PM. Already, it was half an hour later than I like but I wanted to […]

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More Monkeys [Arenal Observatory Lodge]

Kristen and I didn’t see any monkeys but we could smell them. There was a place on the Hormiga (ant) trail where the scent of the air changed. It suddenly stunk. An inescapable mammally, protein-y stench. We stopped and searched the canopy. Branches high above us were moving and a shadow passed. The branches continued […]

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“I refuse to lie to children.” Maurice Sendak, RIP

Here’s the first paragraph of the NY Times obit: …widely considered the most important children’s book artist of the 20th century, who wrenched the picture book out of the safe, sanitized world of the nursery and plunged it into the dark, terrifying and hauntingly beautiful recesses of the human psyche, died on Tuesday in Danbury, […]

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6 Tips for Using the Time Between (Writing) Projects

I’m between novels. That means I just finished one and am gearing up for the next one. I’m lucky in that I usually know what I’m writing next (the next novel involves Hernán Cortez, there’s a screenplay about cloning dragons that needs revising, and a space opera that keeps begging for attention). (OK, THE COLUMBUS […]

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Movie Review: STRANDED

The first Mars Mission crashes, leaving its five crew members stranded on the Red Planet. Since they are two years from Earth, they need to figure out how to survive. The premise of Stranded (Naufragos) sounded promising – especially, since it’s a Spanish science fiction movie  and you don’t see too many of those. The […]

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Happy Birthday: 49 Things I’m Thankful For

I just celebrated a birthday and wanted to thank everyone who wished me the best. I am without a doubt, one of the luckiest people ever, and thought I would share the following list of things I am so grateful for. Kristen. The love of my life who puts up with me every day. She […]

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2012 Year of the Dragon – Bad News for Rabbits?

The Year of the Dragon will be terrible for those born in Rabbit years. Actually, rabbits will discard the tribulations and setback of the past year (which was the year of the RABBIT) and the winds of Dragon energy will allow you to rise to the challenge of making good things happen for you Good […]

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Kicking Ass in the Year of the Rabbit – January Report

The Year of the Rabbit isn’t over yet. It ends on January 23rd. Then we enter the very exciting and predicted-to-be tumultuous Year of the Dragon. So get ready for a wild ride. Spiritual master Sri Sri Ravi Shankar says this is the year of happiness. 2013, he says, will be the year of victory. […]

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My Digital Life: Perfect iTunes EQ Settings

Do you use iTunes as your default music player? I do, though when I think about it, I’ll SongBird. The following is my attempt to help you use iTunes’ built-in equalization tool to get a better sound, no matter what headphones you use. What is equalization? According to the wiki definition: Equalization is the process […]

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2012 Already Rocks

In the past, I’ve written how much I hate January. I hate the lame resolutions: lose weight, exercise more, quit smoking, try harder, eat less spaghetti, blah blah blah. I hate the fact that no one sticks to their stupid resolutions. Maybe, it’s the New York weather I hate (and I LOVE New York’s weather… […]

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