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Take a few minutes and watch this great presentation by Bryan Stevenson. I alluded to this talk last week when Google announced our $1M donation to his organization Equal Justice Initiative and this is the amazingly inspirational presentation that went along with that announcement.

I'm not exaggerating when I say it was one of the most inspirational experiences I've had while working at Google. Stevenson's message is simply, easy to understand, and powerful. Take a watch.

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At the shows end you can see me in a green polo in the front row :-)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWWyT8iQU3M

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Random unprompted correct spelling of my name. This shall be a good day. 
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+Robert Konigsberg Thanks Friendberg.
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Lots of good videos out there on this week's gravitational waves discovery but so far I like these two the best from the PBS Digital Studios YouTube channel...

https://youtu.be/gw-i_VKd6Wo
https://youtu.be/1Tstyqz2g7o
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+Jim Napier Not a week retired and your exploring your inner nut case. Embrace it Jim.
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After a measured recovery, today marks the first full week of commuting by bike post shoulder surgery. There was a mist of rain earlier in the week, some windy weather, meeting fam obligation, and the coldest morning ride of the season (38 degrees).

All that to get to this morning when I was rewarded with a glowing clear sunrise. I'm lucky to have had good PT and trainer, I'm lucky that the surgery went well, I'm lucky to have been patient through it all. Yep. Feels good.

<technically I gotta ride home this afternoon/evening but I'm gonna go ahead and tempt fate and declare victory now... also more convenient for my blog-tweeting>
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And just for the record. I did bike home. So, yeah.
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This certainly sounds like a positive move. Anyone have a link to the full list of proposed reforms/recommendations?

Police Leaders Unveil Principles Intended to Shift Policing Practices Nationwide http://nyti.ms/1Kgj1IP
The recommendations include ways to defuse volatile encounters and sidestep violence, document and track the use of force, and, ultimately, restore trust in communities.
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* What does penguin taste like?
* Turpuffin, why hasn't anyone thought of that?

Sometimes these moments of genius come to me pre lunch out of the blue.

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Less you think I'm crazy. A Turpuffin would be a puffin in a penguin in a turkey.... just to clarify.

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If you know the answer to either above, think long and hard before publicly responding. Private responses will be received without judgment.
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Alas, I don't know where to get penguin meat. http://www.exoticmeatsandmore.com/ has failed me.
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+Jim Napier So in conclusion, you will get a tattoo of a turnip. K. I'm good. Over and out.
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Ano Nuevo rlephant seals! To watch instead of those annoying commercials. Some of our Saturday adventure. 
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Random Friday read. Pretty interesting exploration of an issue all to familiar to those living and working in Silicon Valley.
The stunted lives of the foreign tech workers who power our half-trillion-dollar local economy.
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I'm pretty impressed with this app to manage kid screen time. It is an annual cost but the polish and functionality are exactly what I'm looking for. There are some missing obvious features but there seems a promise to improve those areas.

And even though they charge they have the best clarification statement I've seen for a family app... "Our plans are per family, not per child. We got your procreation covered!"

Not a silver bullet on keeping screentime in check but a good start I'm willing to pay for. 
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Memory and tragedy collide and events become seared in our brains. I was spared seeing the fate of the Challenger astronauts live on TV 30 years ago today, but even still I can tell you the exact moment and location (see the map) I learned of that day's events minutes after the disaster.

Walking through the open floor plan of the then Warren Middle School, now an elementary school in Vicksburg Mississippi, a student and teacher with white faces stopped me and told me the news. At first I scoffed that it was a joke only to realize it wasn't by their looks.
https://www.google.com/maps/@32.3319832,-90.822619,191m/data=!3m1!1e3

More recently, starting in 2009, my fate and memory became tied to another shuttle. This time it was a happier memory of getting to see the Endeavor launch. A life long dream made even more awesome that I shared it with my son. A few years later on that same shuttle's farewell tour, I saw it a second time flying on the back of a plane on it's way to Los Angeles. And then finally over New Years I got to get in near touching distance to that same shuttle homed at the LA Science Center.

It was both sad and joy that while on that museum tour I realized that the Endeavor still lead me back to the Challenger. You see, the Endeavor was commissioned after the Challenger disaster. And it is this memory that is today stuck in my throat.

God speed Francis R. Scobee (Commander), Michael J. Smith (Pilot), Ronald McNair (Mission Specialist), Ellison Onizuka (Mission Specialist), Judith Resnik (Mission Specialist), Gregory Jarvis (Payload Specialist), Christa McAuliffe (Payload Specialist and the bravest damn teacher to every take on the job). Your ghosts are welcome in my memory for as long as you wanna stay.

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