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Macro Economic Understanding of What’s Going On

Macro Economic Understanding of What’s Going On

| November 19, 2008 | Reply

I admit, I have an affinity towards macro economics. The study of how actions or inactions are interrelated on a global scale can keep my head buzzed for hours. Everything is connected. Perhaps there should be a "six degrees of separation" model made for finance and trade. That would be cool to see… One of […]

World Beat Music

World Beat Music

| November 12, 2008 | Reply

This is a great wallpaper.

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 […]

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 […]

The 100 Year View

The 100 Year View

| November 5, 2008 | Reply

Last night, I felt pride in America that I haven't felt in a long time. A our new President-Elect spoke to the crowd in Chicago, I didn't hear the standard political rhetoric of the past. Instead, I heard about the future. Every few minutes, I caught myself amazed that Obama was thinking so far in […]

Joaquin Phoenix: Giving Up Movies For Music

Joaquin Phoenix: Giving Up Movies For Music

| November 3, 2008 | Reply

Joaquin Phoenix announced on Saturday that he will be giving up his movie career to focus on music. Phoenix learned to play guitar during his role as Johnny Cash in the hit movie, Walk the Line. "It's like greener pastures, you know what I mean?" Phoenix said Saturday. "And so, I'm just going to try […]

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 […]

Happy Halloween at TakeLessons.com

Happy Halloween at TakeLessons.com

| October 31, 2008 | Reply

 

Congrats to my friend on a Grammy Nomination

Congrats to my friend on a Grammy Nomination

| October 30, 2008

  Just wanted to give a big shout out to Enrique Platas, my friend and TakeLessons Instructor, on a job well done. He played on some tracks for the album, Soy, by Victor Manuelle. It has been niminated for Best Salsa Album of 2008 in the Latin Grammys. Also, one of the songs has been […]

UCLA study finds that searching the Internet increases brain function

UCLA study finds that searching the Internet increases brain function

| October 29, 2008 | Reply

UCLA scientists have found that for computer-savvy middle-aged and older adults, searching the Internet triggers key centers in the brain that control decision-making and complex reasoning. The findings demonstrate that Web search activity may help stimulate and possibly improve brain function. "The study results are encouraging, that emerging computerized technologies may have physiological effects and potential benefits […]