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June 8, 2007 [ More archived home pages here ]

Seaport Village Summit

The above image, Dawn Of Understanding Swirl is also available as a Desktop

Today's song is People by Barbra Streisand, released in 1964.

Thursday night, I met up with Rick Munden, an elementary and high school friend whom I last associated with back in the 1960's. We hadn't seen each other since we graduated high school in June 1968.

Rick co-hosts the Different Slants Blog. I met Rick, his wife, Mary, and a friend of theirs from Serbia down at Buster's Beach House in Seaport Village for dinner. We had a great time talking about a wide spectrum of topics, some we agree upon and some we do not. I wish we would have all had more time to spend, maybe next time?

It is important for people to be able to converse with one another and not get into personal attacks because of personal views. We Americans in particular have a wonderful nation we share, let's find ways to work things out without all the hacking against one another. The word compromise was created for a reason. Solutions are in sight when compromise takes effect.

Thanks, Rick and Mary for making the evening really enjoyable!


The iTunes Music Store is now selling my music CD album, Heart of Digital Passages (image shown below) in the United States and United Kingdom. I submitted my music via TunesCore as mentioned in my March 16, 2007 home page.

  1. Contemplation
  2. Deer Woman Moon Encounter
  3. Gazes Into the Heart
  4. In-Between Loves
  5. Loss of Innocence
  6. Love Beyond Reach
  7. Reiki's Influence
  8. Resonance for Two
  9. Sherry's Kiss
  10. Still In Love With You
  11. Towards Eastern Home
  12. Waterfall Dreams
  13. Western Skies
  14. When Soulmates Embrace
  15. While Julia Sleeps

As a result, I have deleted the respective mp3 music tracks and QuickTime movies incorporating those music tracks from this site.


On Wednesday, I gave my final speech from the Advanced Technical Presentations manual at my Twin Oaks Toastmasters meeting. You may download the Project Management: Still More Art Than Science PowerPoint Presentation to see the information provided. That speech was 10-12 minutes in duration, given directly before the audience without notes.

I am 50% of my way to my AC Silver Award now. I only need to complete the five speeches from the Advanced Humorously Speaking manual. Each of those is 5-7 minutes in duration.


My friend, Jeff Rutan, is busy heading up the San Diego MODO User Group component of the upcoming SIGGRAPH 2007 Luxology User Event at the San Diego Aerospace Museum this August. There is a MODO Forum to follow additional commentary.


At this point I reached the summit on this message with the following Digital Insight.

Wishbone Bend (Created in December 2001)

There is a Thanksgiving family tradition in our household and common to other American families. The wishbone from the Turkey is allowed to dry for many days after the meal.

When our daughter was a small child, I introduced her to the annual ritual of pulling on one side of the dried-out wishbone, while Sherry or I pulled on the other end. I told her whoever had the largest section after the wishbone broke, would have their wishes come true.

Uncannily, I never won during those challenges. That tradition continues in the empty-nesting years and someone's wishes are still coming true...

Using my own words, I quote a portion from that page's narration:

"Any navigation requires a bit of luck."


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