Monthly Archives: January 2013

Writing an Autobiography

One of my favorite free Kindle books is The Story of My Life by Clarence Darrow, the great criminal defense lawyer best known as the hero in the Scopes Monkey Trial in 1925. The book is available from Project Gutenberg … Continue reading

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A Critic of Pinochet Speaks Out

Henry sent the post below as a comment to my post on Why You Should Move to Santiago, Chile. It’s too long for a comment so I reproduce it here. – Mark In my view it is rarely “government” per … Continue reading

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Our Neighbors in Bucerías, Nayarit

I took a walk around the block of our house in Bucerías, Nayarit today and snapped some pictures. We’re in the low rent district 6 blocks from the beach. We must cross the highway and walk 10 minutes to access … Continue reading

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How much music programming can a child learn in 5 days?

An adult can learn even more: The Yamaha Tenori-On is another interesting instrument. Although the hardware version in the video below is expensive, Yamaha sells an iPad version for $20. It’s not available for Android because Google only recently learned … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Year with Chinese Sky Lanterns

Mary and I celebrated the New Year last night by watching for the first time Chinese Sky Lanterns, floating fireballs that travel with the wind. We shouted with awe as much as Venus did when she saw turtles for the … Continue reading

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