Category: General

  • Dr. King’s Question To Today’s Social Movements

    Dr. King’s Question To Today’s Social Movements

    Dr. King’s words have been echoing through me for the last few days: “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” There’s a prophetic, universal truth in those words that makes them so powerful — the truth that we are faced with a…

  • Adventures on America’s Got Talent – A Recap

    Adventures on America’s Got Talent – A Recap

    In case you missed it, here’s my 3 Penny Chorus and Orchestra on America’s Got Talent recap — the story of our New Haven-based chorus and orchestra’s wild ride on national reality TV the last four months. To all my friends and fellow musicians, the crew at AGT and everyone who followed and supported us,…

  • My LIVE NATIONAL TV debut at Radio City Music Hall! – 8/13 9pm ET on NBC

    My LIVE NATIONAL TV debut at Radio City Music Hall! – 8/13 9pm ET on NBC

    When my friend Colin called me to ask if I’d like to play percussion for a choir and orchestra spoof of Call Me Maybe with a bunch of other friends and fellow musicians from New Haven, of course I said yes. He then added that we’d be auditioning for the first round of America’s Got…

  • Nonviolence, Coherence and Building Social Movements

    Nonviolent action is more than a tactic, more than a strategy. It grows out of a way of seeing the world that is coherent with who we really are. It sees that at the heart of conflict are real people with goals and dreams and a desire to make a difference. It sees that the…

  • Fixing GTasker

    Fixing GTasker

    Update 1/29/13: GTasker seems to be working for me now both in Safari and Chrome. It is working for you? Leave a comment below. Lots of folks have been using a version of GTasker I reposted after the original went down. GTasker a tool to display multiple Google Tasks windows side by side, but now…

  • Movement Building with Radiohead

    Movement Building with Radiohead

    In the last three weeks I’ve been in New Haven, Boston, New York, Newark, DC, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Manchester TN, Chicago, Tinley Park IL, Detroit, Philly, Montreal, Toronto, New York and New Haven. I supported 187 incredible volunteers who talked with over 2,200 people through all sorts of creative tactics. I got to introduce my whole…

  • gtasker – reposting a great Google Tasks tool

    NOTE: I am no longer hosting or maintaining this project. See this post for more.

  • A fix for OS X if your mds or mdworker processes are running wild

    A fix for OS X if your mds or mdworker processes are running wild

    Just ran into this fix from Sebastian Shack if your mac has a lot of processor activity that you can’t track down/stop. ?The problem is that the “mds” and “mdworker” processes (which control and index your hard drive for Spotlight searches) get stuck consistently using ~100% CPU time (on a quad core, that’s out of…

  • Civil Disobedience, by Mollee Francisco

    From the Chaska Herald, September 16, 2011. Full story here. Gary and Nancy Haaheim knew it was only a matter of time before their son Justin was arrested. When it finally happened on Aug. 31, they marked the occasion by sending out a press release. ?Honestly, I couldn?t be prouder,? said mom Nancy in a…