Zen of Web Design

My first web page designs (from scratch) were published sometime in 1994, very crude but made with a simple Notepad editor. I consider that I was very fortunate to have had an excellent teacher in RJ Sullivan he’d been trained in college about commercial art then went on to work for major advertising agencies and […]

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Yahoo Publisher Network

Today I was accepted in the Yahoo beta program to test out their new Affiliate Network, for displaying contextual ads that they serve for my pages. I’ve always been a big fan of Yahoo, so shouldn’t have been surprised that I already had an account because I once used services from Overture, which is now […]

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Australia Hitch Hike

I arrived in Darwin, Northern Territories from Denpasar Indonesia (Island of Bali) with $8 dollars and change to my name, on a one way ticket. It was the early ’80’s and I was crazy, fearless and naive. My Australian adventure began without my even knowing that I was in the Outback, or for that matter […]

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Ego driven

After an entire lifetime of conditioning to excel, consume and compete, to be the best and show it by having the most and best stuff, how does one go about getting to the core of who we are and why we’re here? Is there a reckoning at some point in life where we realize that […]

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Designing websites

My favorite occupation is designing websites, trying to match the best look and style with the subject focus of the website. Of all the things that I do using my computer, it’s the initial design of a website that comes most naturally to me and therefore the task where the most amount of time can […]

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Gambling for New Orleans

I made my first trip to New Orleans in 2000 with my brand new wife to celebrate our Honeymoon. We stayed at the Fairmont Hotel in a wonderful suite overlooking the French Quarter, close to the mouth of the Missippi river and a very short walk from Harrah’s Casino. I adore New Orleans and my […]

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My health club

The hardest category I created on this blog was “body” but it seemed like a good idea at the time and was intended to serve two purposes. First; for me to not neglect my body, since by having to write about it I would have to think about it. Second was to practice writing about […]

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Brasil’s neighbors

One of my friends just returned from Argentina to Sao Paulo and told me how impressed he was with Buenos Aires, how continental and European-like the city was, with nice wide tree-lined boulevards dotted with clean old-fashion coffee shops, restaurants and stores selling reasonably priced goods, as it seems that the dollar has more value […]

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Sao Paulo under siege

the city of Sao Paulo was under siege for these past few days by gang members. The problem is related to prisons, over crowding and the fact that the crime bosses are in jail and continue to manage the crime syndicates with cell-phones from behind bars. The governor promised to correct this problem, so developed […]

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