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Cheap online levitra The War of Art – Steven Pressfield

By on Jan 15, 2015 in All, Book Review, Books, Writing, Publishing, Writers, Writing | 1 comment

This anti-resistance headboard via Style Bizarre’s post on procrastination If you know the name Steven Pressfield, it’s likely because he wrote the book behind the hit movie The Legend of Bagger Vance. I’ve never even seen that movie, much less read the book, but have been eager to read Pressfield’s much-celebrated The War of Art. The War of Art isn’t a book on how to write. It is a book on why to write, and a kick in the pants to get you writing now. The War of Art is not only a book for writers. It is not even only for artists. It is for anyone who has a calling. Whatever it is that you feel in your gut like you were born to do, this book is to help you do that thing. I don’t mean the laundry or the grocery list. I mean that state where you find flow, that thing you do with effortless grace. In its action, you forget who you are, but in its...

It’s a Very Special Peacheater Indie Christmas playlist!

By on Dec 25, 2014 in Gotta Hear This Music, Playlists, Radio |

I used to think I hated Christmas songs. I dreaded the moment when the manufactured atmosphere coming off the Wal-bucks speakers would all be playing songs from the same playlist of all that is snowy and ribbon-wrapped. But in my first December as an obsessed radio-streamer, I discovered many delightful Christmas songs I’d never heard before. Now that ’tis the season once again I’m looking forward to it. I’ve come to realize that what I hated about Christmas music was the same thing I’ve come to hate about commercial radio: it’s all so overplayed. Based on the narrow selection of songs you hear every holiday, you’d think that a new Christmas song only comes along every other year. This is ridiculous, of course. There are thousands of bands making music every year and even if many don’t have the holiday spirit, still many others must still...

Good bye India!

By on Nov 4, 2014 in All | 1 comment

If you’re reading this I’m already in the air. It’s been an incredible visit to Mumbai, Delhi, Jaipur and Agra. But now I can barely wait to set foot back in Cali and tell you all about it.

Diwali Lights in Bollywood 2014 (Bandra, Mumbai, India)

By on Oct 23, 2014 in All, Culture |

I’ve always wanted to go to India, and here I am in Mumbai. Life is good. There’s a holiday here called Diwali, known as the Festival of Lights. Imagine it as the Hindu version of Christmas: shopping, lights, and family dinners. But instead of Santa Clause stories are about Vishnu and his wife Lakshmi; instead of Jesus offerings are to Ganesh. I’m staying in Bandra, Pali Hill which is where many of the Bollywood stars live. We took a walk around the neighborhood. Here are some of the lights we saw.

Check Out My Guest Posts on Learn HTML With Song

By on Oct 21, 2014 in San Francisco, Tech, Writers |

A cool new site just launched all about producing educational coding music videos. The idea is that if you’re going to get a catchy song stuck in your head, why not have those lyrics teach you HTML, the language of the web? It’s called Learn HTML With Song, and it’s made by a San Francisco coder, Diane Presler, with more than 20 years experience as an HTML teacher. Here’s an example of one of their videos. Learning the HTML IMG Tag With Claude Parnell In addition to videos, Learn HTML With Song has seven beginner HTML lessons already since their launch this month, and they’re releasing new ones every week. Unlike most dry coding sites, every lesson is filled with fun images and it’s written in a clear conversational tone that’s easy to understand. The lessons are starting from scratch so you don’t have to know a thing about coding to get...

Decompression San Francisco 2014

By on Oct 14, 2014 in Bay Area, Culture, San Francisco |

Decompression is a street festival celebrating the return of Burning Man participants.  It’s a way for those who’ve returned from the Playa to get one last whiff of that Burning Man magic while giving tourists a chance to see some of the art, mutant vehicles and outfits still freshly covered in dust. I’ve attended Decompression for years now, but it was my first time going after my freshman year as a burner. I found myself seeking people who’ve been there, not because I wanted to be exclusionary. I’d arrived several hours before my friends, which meant approaching strangers. It was easier to approach burners because I knew they would be likely to practice the principle of radical inclusion. I met some beautiful people in any case. Below are some of my favorites moments. The San Francisco Mission Brass Band I’ve seen these guys around San Francisco...

Yoga Is Primal

By on Oct 7, 2014 in All, Culture |

  I have a hedonist friend who would rather die early from a sustained binge of wine, women and bacon than to devote a second of his resignedly short life eating vegetables and lifting weights.He smirks in condescension when I praise yoga. He thinks it’s a bunch of superstitious mumbo jumbo and—worse yet—exercise. It may be those things. But it also feels effing fantastic. Sure it may be a “practice” and a “discipline” but yoga is the discipline of getting in touch with your primal self. In yoga you are trying to find that part of yourself that is more animal than human, the part of you that is wild and naked and doesn’t give a damn, but it goes even deeper than “animalistic” in the primitive sense. The cat does not know she is a cat on a human’s rug. She doesn’t know that the sunbeam she leans into comes from a giant...

A Walk in Oakland

By on Sep 13, 2014 in All, Bay Area, Oakland |

Small Bits of Beauty Between Temescal and West Oakland My friend Jennifer has a tumblog, Mission Walks, where she chronicles the stuff she sees when she walks her dog (Poe) through the Mission. One thing I love about her blog is the spontaneity. It’s not that she sees the most interesting things you’ll find in the city. Instead each small item captures the weird and random detritus of a bustling metropolitan ecosystem. Maybe you didn’t know, but I too have a Bay Area tumblr blog wherein I strive to take a photograph of everything I see that makes me excited to live in the San Francisco Bay area. Sometimes I feel like the photographs I take on my own tumblog can’t capture how amazing NorCal is because each photo of each item is isolated. The odd things I find could be miles and weeks apart. But they’re not. Today on my walk to the post office and I decided...