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David Elliott Lewis
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I am seeking help with Google Keep.   Often after creating a new note on my PC, there is nothing I can do to force google to save my changes and thus sync with my phone.  Clicking the [Done] button closes the note but doesn't save it.  Meanwhile, other web pages load and refresh normally in my browser.   

If I try to close the Chrome browser tab that has a Google Note that was just created and finished, I get the following error message:
Confirm Navigation
Google Keep has unsaved changes.  Do you want to leave the page and discard your changes?
[Leave this page]    [Stay on this page]

If I click on the [Leave this page]  button, I lose all changes.

What am I doing wrong?  Please advise.
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92 photos documenting some of the people and objects surrounding Valentines Day in San Francisco, February 14th, 2014, 2-5pm.
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True Detective is brilliant.  The dialog between the two detectives, played by Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, contain some of the most insightful and thought provoking lines I have ever had the pleasure of hearing on a televised series.   Here is one small example from Season 1, Episode 3 that takes place when the two detectives are observing a revival-tent preacher.

Rust Cohle (McConaughey) says:
"Certain linguistic anthropologists think that religion is a language virus that rewrites pathways in the brain - dulls critical thinking."

Martin Hart (Harrelson) replies:
"Well, I don't use $10 words as much as you, but for a guy who sees no point in existence, you sure fret about it an awful lot, and you still sound panicked."
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Below is an interesting and informative blog by Bailey Wendzel, the newest member of the Mental Health Board of the City and County of San Francisco. As Co-Chair, I congratulate and welcome her to our board. She will also be presenting at tonight's meeting, Wed, Jan 8th, 2014, at 1380 Howard Street, Room 515, 6:30pm-8pm.   I will also be chairing tonight's meeting.

P.S. Starting next month in Feb, we will be meeting back at city hall.
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As the Christmas holiday approaches, I know many are feeling an intensification of stress and pressure.   However you celebrate or even if you don’t, I hope you can find your sense of calm and well being.  

I hope you can take satisfaction from all that is good, right, working and/or nourishing in your life.   

Half empty or half full, perspective is everything.   There is always much to be grateful for, whether it be health, home, family, friends and/or just life itself – the incredible fact of our conscious awareness.

That last item, our very life and our awareness of it, is one of the most amazing gifts of all.   Happy holidays. 

A holiday decoration hanging in the lobby of the James Flood Building, 870 Market Street, San Francisco. December 17th, 2013.
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Jeff Bell is an amazing person.  This video is well worth a watch.  
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In downtown San Francisco on Saturday March 7th, 2014, several hundred people marched to demand dignity in the treatment of those suffering mental health challenges.   Link to 88 photos from this march.
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Please attend tonight’s meeting of the Mental Health Board, 6:30pm, City Hall Room 278, to see Terri Byrne honored for her remarkable work in reducing the stigma associated with mental illness and in giving hope and acknowledgement to those suffering.   

Terri has pioneered the “Do Send a Card” program, a unique service that hand delivers individually hand written messages of hope to patients in the psychiatric ward at San Francisco General Hospital.  These are people who often feel alone, neglected and are often unvisited by anyone.

WHAT: Meeting of the Mental Health Board of the City & County of San Francisco
WHEN: Tonight, Wednesday, February 12th, 2014, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
WHERE: Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco City Hall, Room 278
PRESENTATION: Tonights meeting will also include a presentation by Craig Murdock, Director, Behavioral Health Access Center (BHAC), who will talk about his program’s services including his office’s Offender Treatment 

Terri Byrne has been working in the mental health field for over 37 years. She has witnessed firsthand the transformation of the mental health system. She is currently working at the Mental Health Association of San Francisco as the Program Coordinator of the stigma elimination program, S.O.L.V.E. (Sharing our Lives Voices and Experience).   

Terri has been able to facilitate conversations about the discrimination of people with mental health challenges and to educate audiences about how they can fight stigma along with a dedicated speakers bureau of peer educators.   Note that I also a SOLVE Peer Educator. 

Terri was inspired to create the “Do Send A Card Project” after hearing  Dr. Elyn Saks speak.  Dr. Saks spoke of  how much support in the form of phone calls, flowers and gift baskets she received when she was in the hospital for medical reasons but how little to no support she received when she was in the hospital over a dozen times for mental health reasons.  At the end of her presentation, Dr. Saks encouraged the audience to send flowers.   Knowing that sending flowers would be cost prohibitive and with the support of Mental Health Association of San Francisco (MHASF), Terri  started the “Do Send a Card” project. 

Mary Ellen Copeland (WRAP creator) learned about this project and announced it in her national newsletter which in turn generated interest across the country.  MHASF receives handwritten messages of hope from people who have been in psychiatric hospitals, who have felt forgotten and who want to reach out to others to let them know that they are not alone.  On the first Monday of each month, Terri along with SOLVE peer educators visit patients at the psychiatric unit at San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH) to hand out these cards along with giving a presentation about hope and recovery. 

MHASF has set up a website you can send messages of hope electronically that will be transcribed to greeting cards and then hand delivered to SFGH psychiatric patients.  To participate more, visit:

#MHASF #MentalHealthAssociationOfSanFrancisco #MentalHealthAssociation #MentalHealthBoard #MentalHealthBoardOfSanFrancisco #SanFranciscoMentalHealthBoard #MentalHealthBoardSF #SFMHB #DoSendACard #MessageOfHope #MentalIllness 
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A promise of so much.  Yes, I want it all.
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Co-Chair, Mental Health Board of the City & County of San Francisco. Volunteer, Event Photographer, Writer and Activist for Social Justice. To see some of my photos, click on the "My Photos" link.
  • Mental Health Board of San Francisco
    Secretary and member, 2010 - present
  • Central City SRO Collaborative
    Tenant Advocate, 2011 - present
  • City of San Francisco
    Mental Health Board member, 2011 - present
  • Self
    Photographer, 2009 - present
  • Strategic Edge
    Founder and Partner, 1985 - 2000
  • University of San Francisco
    Adjunct Faculty Member, 1985 - 1989
  • VICI Associates International
    Management Consultant, 1984 - 1985
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Los Angeles - Knoxville - San Francisco - Manhattan
Volunteer, Photographer, Writer and Activist for Social Justice.
I'm an Industrial/Organizational Psychologist by training, a Management Consultant and Software entrepreneur by profession but a volunteer, photographer, writer and activist by inclination.

1. Delighted by most things creative including photography, fine art, theater, performance art, novels, movies and opera.

2. Thrilled to witness others thinking differently, solving old problems in new ways, defying tradition and breaking out of the corporate box.

3. At times, easily distracted by high tech gizmos, popular culture, foreign affairs and world events.

4. Curious about how things work, question what things mean and look deeper into what really is going on.

5. Usually not so trusting of official interpretations and accounts.

6. Sometimes wonder about the very purpose of life itself.

7. Alternately cynical and optimistic.

8. When I remember, awestruck by the miracle of our conscious awareness – our ability to think and be self aware.

9. Appreciate each new day as offering opportunity anew - a chance to do things differently and hopefully better than the prior day.

10. Simplified life by possessing only two email addresses, one phone number and zero automobiles.

\A LIFE OF CHANGE_________________________
_\From Los Angeles to Knoxville Tennessee to San Francisco.
__\From Art and Film Making to Psychology.
___\From Research Psychology to Applied Psychology.
____\From Psychology to Software Technology.
_____\From Technology to the Written, Spoken and Visual Arts.
______\From a Professional Career to Depression to Recovery.
_______\From Living Large to Micro-Financed Simplicity.
________\From Self Indulgence to Service to Others.
_________\From Unquestioning Acceptance to Inquiry.
__________\From Belief in the System to Activism.
___________\From Security to Freedom.

Photography, Art, Politics, Science, Technology, History, Nature, Writing, Cooking, Farmers markets, Nature, Animals, Electric cars, Mobile computing, Chocolate, Wikipedia and Trader Joes.

Norman Borlaug, Dean Kamen, Kathryn Bigelow, Lucy Stone, Ceasar Chavez, Martin Luther King, Jr., Linus Torvalds, Jack LaLanne, Steven Spielberg, Stephen Wolfram, Bill Clinton, Bono, Amy Goodman, Noam Chomsky, Daniel Ellsberg, Bradley Manning, Julian Assange and Tim DeChristopher.

Evolving and exploring = God is everywhere + God is hard to find + Miracles happen + Grace exists + Angels guard + Forgiveness Heals + Love enriches

People and the Environment before profits. Freedom over security. Human needs over corporate needs. Respect the US Constitution. Respect the environment even if its inconvenient or expensive. Libertarian when it comes to how we live, what we do with our bodies or what we put into our bodies.

Stephen Sondheim, George Gershwin, Giacomo Puccini, Miles Davis, Jean Sibelius, Philip Glass, Aaron Copland, U2, Nina Simone, George Winston, John Coltrane, Led Zeppelin, Leonard Cohen, Antonio Vivaldi, Bob Dylan, Jay Trainer Band, Tangerine Dream, Toshi, Johann Sebastian Bach, Neil Young, Pink Floyd, The Beatles, Ludwig van Beethoven, William Ackerman, The Doors, Vangelis, The Rolling Stones, Giuseppe Verdi, R. Crumb & His Cheap Suit Serenaders, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Neuromancer, Catcher In The Rye, Catch-22, Herzog, Moby Dick, Naked Lunch, Cannery Row, The Difference Engine, The Gulag Archipelago, In Defense of Food, Guns, Germs, and Steel, Sophie's Choice, Travels with Charley, The Grapes of Wrath, Of Mice and Men, Tortilla Flat, Junky.

University of San Francisco, NCR (Hong Kong), NEC (Roseville, CA), Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (Toronto, Canada), SkopBank (Helsinki, Finland), The State Bank of NSW (Sydney, Australia) and also as a consultant to the United States Air Force (Dayton, Ohio).

For me, the best things in life are:
♥ Smiles, Laughter and Hugs from Friends.
♥ Encouragement and Collaboration from my Community.
♥ Social Justice aspired to and then Realized.
♥ Immersion and escape in the fictional reality of Movies.
♥ Wisdom and Insight from Literature.
♥ Soul stirring Joy from Music.
♥ Sensual Pleasures of texture, taste, aroma and sight of Food.
♥ Creative Spectacle from Art.
♥ Bliss and Serenity from Nature.

I hope to never take for granted the abundance surrounding me of good friends, community, art, music, food, literature, home and health.
Bragging rights
Citizen of the Year, Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition from Congresswomen Nancy Pelosi. 2011. My plain English to SQL software "Query Maker for Delphi" won the Readers Choice Award for Best Database Add-on by Delphi Informant Magazine. April, 1999.
  • University of Tennessee
    Ph.D. Industrial/Organizational Psychology, 1980 - 1984
  • University of California, Los Angeles
    B.S. Psychology, 1976 - 1980
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A great neighborhood market offering value and friendly service - something not easy to find in this part of the city. With produce prices at less than half of that charged by Safeway for quality that is equal or better, Golden Veggie Market on Polk by California streets is an amazing value. Even their dairy and cheese prices are low. One of their many nice touches is their reusable and soft but strong cloth bags that they offer at ten cents per - a far superior alternative to the paper or plastic choice offered everywhere else. For a neighborhood market, I highly recommend it.
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