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#170- THANK YOU DAY (1)

It’s that time of year again…

When us moms rack our brains trying to think of what to give teachers and bus drivers as thank-yous for taking care of our little cherubs.  Note I said MOTHERS.  Please some man stand up and correct me.  Tell me, as a dad, you are aware that the last week of school and the holidays for that matter, is when you have to come up with a thank you for the people who mean a whole heck of a lot to your kids. Tell me dads; tell me you’ve been feverishly plugging away on Pinterest looking for that perfect momento to sum up a year passed.

Yeah, I though so.

Do I sound a little unenthusiastic about this endeavor?  Yeah, it’s not my favorite. Thank you’s can be a little bit of a stresser for me.

What I know for sure is that I am not supposed to send in a mug…

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Ad Spotlight: Tattoos Can Be Inspiration Too

Ampersands and Erasers

I mentioned before that this summer my goal as a Copywriter is to find my signature style. Well I’m realizing finding a style means being a human blender. It means taking in as much as humanly possible. Then presenting a conglomerate of inspiration, with no chunks of course. Today’s ad spotlight shows inspiration, influence, and style-seeking at work.

This ad is from Publicis Singapore, the client, Samaritans of Singapore (S.O.S.)


I particularly chose this ad not because I know where they got the inspiration from but because I know where it could have originated from. I happen to have one tattoo on my wrist, which says Selah. My tattoo is an ambigram. If you’re not familiar, ambigrams are illusions that look like one phrase but are actually two phrases. Just like this ad, my tattoo can be read from both ends of my arm. I was going for more functionality than duality…

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Summer 2013 “To-Do” List

Spaces and Gems

Purple Rocks


Picture: I couldn’t help but post this. Him climbing at Purple Stone off Topanga Canyon.

From the looks of this you can tell I’m still working towards overcoming one of many items on my Summer 2013 “to-do” list. Let me state this now, this is not my bucket list. A summer list offers less room for time. And since some of the activities range from, simple to complex, I had already planned for it to be a very busy summer jammed pack with active weekends.

So here is a preview of some items on my list (in no-particular order):

1. Get on a rock and climb to the top and over the bottom. Attempts: 5+ … Accomplished: 1

2. Learn to paddle board in Marina del Rey.

3. Cook on an open fire (bonus point: if you start the fire yourself!)

4. It’s never too late…

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A Motorcyclist’s Dream: Google Glass in Helmet Form

Technology News



Using high-tech dashboards, drivers can reference navigation systems and voice control in the comfort of a quiet car, but motorcyclists still don’t have an effective, high-tech solution. Referencing maps requires a roadside stop, and GPS systems can be distracting.


Now, the team at LiveMap is looking to fund a project that would bring built-in navigation and augmented reality to helmets. Think Google Glass in helmet form.

Google Glass in Helmet Form


The motorycle helmet, which is currently listed on crowdfunding site Indiegogo, comes with technology and features so powerful only fighter pilots currently have access. The project already has the financial backing and support from the Moscow Department of Science and several other Russian organizations, but LiveMap is looking for additional funding to get it up and running.

Similar to F-35 fighter jet helmets, a colorful, translucent picture would project onto the visor and create a clear…

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