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Blessed Today

I feel very blessed right now. I am so lucky to have the life that I have. I spent some time at the gym talking with two people. One has just retired at age 58 after having first been a photographer and then a city councilman — and now is waiting for the world to…
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Getting Ready for New Class

I’m reading all sorts of digital media materials that I’ve been saving for this new UCLA Anderson class: Digital Content, Commerce, & Culture. I have about 50 MBA students who will be joining me and selected media execs on Thursday nights over at UCLA… Boy, what an interesting time to be teaching this class! I’ll…
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The New Normal — Roaming the House and Coffee Houses vs. Family Time

Happy New Year to all! I’m getting ready to watch the Rose Parade in high def, waiting for my kids to wake up. I’m debating whether I want to watch it with laptop in lap, catching up with some programming ideas I had yesterday. That spurs thoughts about a Los Angeles Times article today —…
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Figuring Out The Minds of Kids

New Year’s Resolution — blog all the interesting things I’m working on… I’m spending a lot of time right now working on digital environments for learning. It isn’t part of my UCLA activities. Instead, it is an offshoot of my Maremel Media and Maremel Ventures work. I’m presently working with Studio 4 in helping…
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Failure is how we learn

I was stopped in my tracks by the “This I Believe” on NPR recently. Jon Carroll, San Francisco Chronicle: “Success is boring. Success is proving that you can do something that you already know you can do… Failure is how we learn.” And his piece illustrates that beautifully. This is the major learning of…
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Maremel Media Musings — The Beginning of Things

I’ve been hosting my Maremel Media Musings blog over at Typepad ( and will move copies of it over here as well in the next week or so. Let me know what you think!