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A Life Well Lived

Fifty years ago, Jim Whittaker became the first American to summit Mt. Everest.  Today he's still an adventurer and and avid environmentalist.  He was the first full-time employee of REI, and retired as President and CEO after 25 years with the company. He has a couple of things to say. And we're all ears.   "Being out on the edge, with everything at risk, is where you learn and grow the most." - Jim Whittaker           Above Video:  A Life Well Lived | Jim Whittaker & 50 Years of Everest from Eric Becker on Vimeo. [Read more]

Carl Sagan’s Ultimate Mix Tape – A Love Story

carl sagan love story In the summer of 1977, NASA launched two spacecraft as part of the Voyager Interstellar Mission. Their primary mission was to study and send back information on Jupiter...
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Honoring Winter Solstice – Dec 21

birch yule log The Winter Solstice means “Re-Birth of the Sun” or “New Beginnings” and in the U.S., occurs on Wednesday, December 21, 2016. The winter solstice is celeb...
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Pale Blue Dot

“The Earth is a very small stage in a vast, cosmic arena,”  said Carl Sagan in his now famous speech to Cornell University Graduates in 1994, “Our post...
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A Christmas Gift That’s Not Too Late to Give:


Don't expect too much of Christmas Day. You can't crowd into it any arrears of unselfishness and kindliness that may have accrued during the past twelve months. And so, The Best Christmas Gifts: To your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance. To a friend, your heart. To a customer, service. To all, charity. To every child, a good example. To yourself, respect. ~ Oren Arnold [Read More]

Beach Yoga with Brad


When I first started going to Beach Yoga With Brad a few years ago, it was one of the best-kept secrets in all of L.A.  And Glad.is was still just an idea I contemplated at my desk at an advertising agency. Since then, Beach Yoga with Brad has captured the heart of the Westside of L.A., and has won accolades from many of the Los Angeles City Guides.  But for any of you who live here and have still not made [Read More]

How Roland Rolls by Jim Carrey


Over the past 20 years, Carrey has made us laugh with his block-buster comedic films (Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Dumb and Dumber, Liar, Liar and Bruce Almighty), provoked us with his serious ones (Man on the Moon, The Truman Show, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) and enchanted us with his family fare (How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Mr. Popper's Penguins.) In his latest project, Carrey entertains, enlightens and inspires with "How Roland Rolls."   It is a small, simple book [Read More]

Tiny Time Machines


 Stealing Time Back by Garni Sohrabian. once upon a time, before clocks told the time not yet tomorrow, after yesterday the time is now, the day today the clockmaker made a big noisy clock strange it was and said tick tock tick tock the time bandit, one noisy day heard so much noise he could not play he broke the clock to be free and made it look like infinity Garni Sohrabian started a shoe company with a friend right after college. It grew into into nineteen countries and everyone [Read More]

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