Last night, talking w Morgan talking about the loss of friends

Last night, talking w Morgan talking about the loss of friends. Feeling the natural way that people drift apart and knowing that it’s hard, without something to connect over to feel, well, connected.
Today, replied to a FB post which led to a most awesome conversation with a friend. Revealed what I had withheld from her, flirted, and felt energized.
We manifest what we want if we’re willing to move out of “not possible” into “what’s possible.”

In Feb of 2014, Facebook added 56 new options for your personal choice of your gender

In Feb of 2014, Facebook added 56 new options for your personal choice of your gender. In addition to the standard “M” or “F”, you could now pick what you felt was right for you. I was touched by this declaration of the complexity of the human spirit.
And add the terms “feminine” and “masculine” to the mix and convolute that with adjectives such as “sacred”, “divine”, “toxic and others. Whew. What does it all mean?
I believe that we are a mix, a ratio, of both masculine and feminine and it ebbs and flows throughout your life. Mastery is when you are in deep connection with both and use them to live your optimal life. In our show this week (LIVE FROM BOULDER!!), I will be discussing how you can learn more your ratio and embrace it to enjoy yourself.
Come take a listen
https://www.facebook.com/events/1973495446196098/?

Wanna fully get in touch with your body? Come and ride excitement with me

Wanna fully get in touch with your body? Come and ride excitement with me. Let’s breathe, move, sigh, giggle, laugh all together. Feel what truly means to BE IN YOUR BODY tonight!
6PM at Hyperslow in Fairfax Jummee Method
Ticket to the BLISS!!!!
With Katherine Alexiss Gonzalez Jason Hobson Soumya Andani Thomas Gregory Pulliam Kenneth Airameeta Michelle Elizabeth Springer Haris Adele Sean Jesus Nicole Frank Angel Sommer Marco Schmidli Erez Ascher Tricia Eastman Daniel Raphael Jeffrey Kramer Daniela London Robert Kandell Robin Solo
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jummee-method-moving-meditatio…

I’m 98

I’m 98.5% happy. I was going to write 99% happy but it didn’t feel right so I bumped it down to 98.5.
For most, being this level of happy would be a godsend. Some might not even know what to do. But as a very happy and fulfilled man, I can tell the difference between 100% and 98.5%.
The 1.5% of BLEH is both noticeable and a mystery. What is causing this malaise? What is that little foggy part of myself.
The main clue is the passing of my friend 3 weeks ago. I’ve put quite a bit of thought into it, did a podcast around it, spoke about at therapy and continue to explore my feelings. Its not clear.
The night after his passing, we went to a special party in LA. I had high hopes for it. It turned out “BLEH”.
We went down to San Diego and spoke honestly for an hour around my feelings of being a provider. The deep feelings around it and what it triggers. How my family uses money to show love. What it means to me.
98.5% is nothing to complain about.
But it’s like that song lyric that is resounding around your head that you can’t quite remember. Or that name of that fellah who you knew in High School that you can picture but can’t name.
The 1.5% is a little cobweb in my mind. And my mind will not rest until I resolve it.
The result is that I don’t feel as creative as normal. The result is that i don’t feel as transparent as I like to be. It is just a foggy blanket that covers a small part of my soul.
Anyone relate?

This is Heather Heyer- a civil rights activist, abolitionist, labor advocate and feminist

This is Heather Heyer- a civil rights activist, abolitionist, labor advocate and feminist. I identify with her and it is my hope that you will see her as a symbol of your own ability to become an abolitionist and fight white supremacy with me. Her Gofundme is secured, but Korryn Gaines, the 23 year old mother, who was shot and killed by police, in front of her 5 year old (who was also shot)- her Gofundme remains a place for you to begin your anti-racist action, for it was August 2nd, 2016 that she was slain. https://www.gofundme.com/2hkxmz8

Crossing the High Atlas mountain bike, Morocco 10 days, Moroccan Bike Adventure, Mountain Bike Berber Villages, Tour Description: Guided, Explore the…

Crossing the High Atlas mountain bike, 

7 days in burma
Moroccan Bike Adventure
Mountain Bike Berber Villages
Tour Description: Guided
Explore the Berber villages and experience some of the fantastic long mountain biking descents offered by the region. A real experience of an ancient and fascinating country and culture.
Mountain bike vacations in Morocco are increasingly popular, and for good reason! Morocco offers you diverse and scenic mountain terrain, and an extensive network of trails. It’s ideal for an adventurous mountain bike tour. Plus, during your trip you will have opportunities for intensive interaction with the Berber culture.
- See more at:
www.toubkal.es

Wishing all mother’s, especially mine who has always been my best friend, a wonderful mother’s day

Wishing all mother’s, especially mine who has always been my best friend, a wonderful mother’s day. It is also a day to think of my grandmothers and their memories and all the people they touched over the years. They also added many pieces of the puzzle to who I am today. I miss you in little and big ways…especially the "grandma food" always available no matter what time of day – with no notice, the "s" cookies, the baby meatball soup, Breakstone butter; salty and sweet, sausage and cheese and of course struffoli that was at every 

myanmar holiday packages and sleep over I ever had. Memories….they last forever. Thank you for your unconditional love.

Still find myself really affected by this

Still find myself really affected by this. His voice was so influential not only to the way I experience music, but to the way I allow myself to experience and express emotion. Some minds are just too painful for conciousness to continue inhabiting. I hope his spirit has finally found peace. RIP, voice in my teenage head.

I just announced a major academic conference I’m hosting in the Fall

I just announced a major academic conference I’m hosting in the Fall. For those interested in this kind of stuff, save the date!
AFTER THE DIGITAL TORNADO: NETWORKS, ALGORITHMS, AND HUMANITY
November 17-18, 2017
The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Networks powered by algorithms are eating everything. Many contemporary technology trends—Internet of Things, Big Data, Platform Economy, Blockchain, and Algorithmic Society—are manifestations of this larger phenomenon. Growing tensions around governance, innovation, surveillance, competition, consumer/worker protection, privacy, and discrimination are best understood within a broader frame. The algorithmic networked world poses deep questions about power, freedom, fairness, and human agency.
Twenty years ago, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission issued the working paper, “Digital Tornado,” one of the first examinations by a government agency of the transformative potential of the internet. Today we find ourselves in a world where little remains untouched by the wave of digital connectivity. Yet fundamental questions remain unresolved, and new questions have emerged. Through the conference and associated edited volume, a distinguished interdisciplinary group of scholars will consider the challenges and opportunities as the physical and digital worlds merge.
Confirmed speakers include:
• Yochai Benkler (Harvard Law School)
• Julie Cohen (Georgetown Law)
• Brett Frischmann (Villanova)
• Kartik Hosanagar (Wharton)
• Orly Lobel (San Diego Law School)
• Viktor Mayer-Schoenberger (Oxford)
• Deirdre Mulligan (UC Berkeley)
• Helen Nissenbaum (Cornell Tech)
• Christian Sandvig (Michigan)
• Siva Vaidhyanathan (Virginia)
• Kevin Werbach (Wharton)
• Tim Wu (Columbia Law)
• Shoshana Zuboff (Harvard Business School)
Registration will be free but space is limited. To be notified when registration is available, please email info@digitaltornado.net.

Parables from software engineering: Once I worked at a company with a guy who kept a fish tank in his office

Parables from software engineering: Once I worked at a company with a guy who kept a fish tank in his office. In the tank were three or four shiny goldy orangey fish that were constantly zipping around being flashy and attractive. There was also one ugly grey fish near the bottom that nobody paid attention to. It ate algae and junk that would otherwise crud up the tank and make it uninhabitable. It was the only fish that actually did anything of value, and the others could not survive without it, but it got no respect.
Here endeth the parable of the software engineering company.