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The Truth about Nepal, and Why Kaiser Permanente Sucks

This is another one of those end-of-year blog posts. As I reflect back on 2018 though, it certainly has been an extraordinary year. I wrote this a few days ago and have been hesitant to post it. If anyone who reads this is interested in traveling to Nepal, I don’t want to discourage that. Nepal […]

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New! Now!

This website now has a Now page. You can access it any time from the main menu, or simply follow this link: Now. Previously this site had a Projects page, but I like the immediacy of Now. It’s more zen; more agile. As stated in the opening paragraph of my new Now page, I’m a […]

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Making America Great by Doing Good

Donald Trump wants to “Make America Great Again”. I doubt that anyone can dispute that this is a noble goal. But what does “great” mean when referring to a country or nation state? I’m afraid Donald Trump’s definition of “great” doesn’t mesh with mine and I wouldn’t want to be associated with his vision, so […]

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Happy Holidays, Stevie Wonder, & Logic Pro X Accessibility

You may have seen the new holiday commercial from Apple featuring Stevie Wonder and Andra Day singing “Someday at Christmas”, a beautiful and poignant holiday song for the times, with lines like: Someday at Christmas men won’t be boys playing with bombs like kids play with toys and Someday at Christmas we’ll see a land […]

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Crashing at the College Inn, Lost In Time

In 1992, DO-IT was founded with funding from the National Science Foundation, and every year since then has hosted a Summer Study program in which high school students with disabilities spend two weeks on the UW campus staying in dorms, learning about college life, participating in workshops and going on field trips that expose them […]