Category: Life

San Diego Housing Market: Strategic Default, Foreclosures, and Ethics

San Diego Housing Market: Strategic Default, Foreclosures, and Ethics

| March 28, 2010 | Reply

“What I do find troubling, however, is that most banks took billions of dollars from the taxpayers to shore up their own balance sheet, while now trying to emotionally beat up the taxpayers who, in effect, bailed them out to begin with. ”

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It’s too early to think of Christmas, but not of poverty

It’s too early to think of Christmas, but not of poverty

| May 29, 2009 | Reply

This is a presentation from Jay Baydala, who started Christmas Future, an organization dedicated to raising awareness and helping North Americans learn to spend some of their allotted Christmas money towards solving real world problems. Support them at http://christmasfuture.org. Vote for this presentation at SlideShare. If ChristmasFuture wins, they will donate all $5,000 to helping […]

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27 Ways You Know You Work at a Startup

27 Ways You Know You Work at a Startup

| May 26, 2009 | Reply

Here's a fun post to start off your shortened work week on the right foot. It was written by our good friends Mel and Michelle of Artistic Hub. They do design contests for corporations. Here's a pic of their 'corporate office'. It reminds me how fun it is to do a startup, struggle with people […]

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Women, Men, and Communication

Women, Men, and Communication

| March 27, 2009 | Reply

We are social animals. Thus, we have an absolute need to communicate. Communication connects us, identifies us to our species, and makes up whole. People split up because they simply stop talking to each other. Being that we crave communication, when a person is not getting it, they automatically seek it somewhere else. Once it […]

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Steven Answers Article in Union Tribune on School Budget Cuts

Steven Answers Article in Union Tribune on School Budget Cuts

| March 11, 2009 | Reply

On behalf of students and parents in the State of California, we ask the school board to carefull review their Plan B decision to cut the arts out of schools. We all want kids that are successful in school and well-prepared for the workforce. Learning and playing music starts kids on the right path to […]

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Surfrider San Diego’s 17th annual Paddle for Clean Water

Surfrider San Diego’s 17th annual Paddle for Clean Water

| February 14, 2009 | Reply

The 17th annual Paddle for Clean Water rallied hundreds of San Diego ocean lovers to paddle around the Ocean Beach Pier and demand clean water. This year was the second with a festival event that included live music, local artists, food and more. … Surfrider San Diego's 17th annual Paddle for Clean Water from Chad […]

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The Case for Keeping Kids Involved in Music. Jump In – Rock Out!

The Case for Keeping Kids Involved in Music. Jump In – Rock Out!

| December 4, 2008 | Reply

Just a reminder why it’s important to get kids into music education.

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Movember – Raising Money for Prostate Cancer

Movember – Raising Money for Prostate Cancer

| December 4, 2008 | Reply

As many of you know, some of the guys at TakeLessons.com participated in Movember – a charity event where we try to grow mustaches and raise money for prostate cancer. Here is an ending picture. We've been told it's a bit creeepy, but at least it's for a good cause! Enjoy.

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World Beat Music

World Beat Music

| November 12, 2008 | Reply

This is a great wallpaper.

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Happy Birthday to my Grandfather

Happy Birthday to my Grandfather

| November 5, 2008 | Reply

 I’d like to give a Happy Birthday shout out to the most respectable, honest, and decent man I know. My grandfather turns 88 years young today. He still goes hunting once a week, raises a garden, mows the lawn, and washes dishes for Grandma. He always has a kind word to say. You are a […]

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Transcript of Obama’s Election Night Speech

Transcript of Obama’s Election Night Speech

| November 5, 2008 | Reply

Remarks of President-Elect Barack Obama-as prepared for deliveryElection NightTuesday, November 4th, 2008Chicago, Illinois If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible; who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time; who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight […]

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MoVember

MoVember

| November 1, 2008 | 2 Replies

So, the guys in the office (and a couple of the gals) are proudly doing “Movember”. What’s Movember? It’s where we pledge not to shave our mustaches (or lack thereof) during the month of November and raise money for the Prostate Cancer Foundation. Please make a donation today via Paypal or Credit Card using this […]

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Happy Halloween at TakeLessons.com

Happy Halloween at TakeLessons.com

| October 31, 2008 | Reply

 

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Have a very economically scarry Halloween…

Have a very economically scarry Halloween…

| October 7, 2008 | Reply

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Sad State of Music Education System

Sad State of Music Education System

| July 14, 2008 | Reply

Recently, we received an email from a gentleman looking for music lessons: “So, I am an English teacher in the Bronx and I got hired to teach music next year. Although I am a music lover, I have never played an instrument and definitely not a musician. I need to take piano and music theory […]

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