12.12.13 The Eleven

12.12.13 – Happy Holiday edition!

Rounding out a great year!
Hello, and welcome to my monthly e-letter, The Eleven. If you’d like to unsubscribe at any time, there’s a convenient link below, and I hope you stay!It’s been such a fine month since I last wrote. We had a great time at Sabby’s benefit on 11.11 @ The Hollywood Vintage. Pics by all of our amazing photo-booth photographers, here!  We were able to raise a good bundle of money, signed up people to support gay marriage in Oregon and had a great time together.

My Latest

Quik Learning
My gift to you – faster learning!

Every once in a while I stumble across something that really takes me for a ride. I’m always interested in becoming a better, faster learner, and I’ve been captivated by Quik Learning. Here is video 1: information on how to learn faster. Part 2 on remembering names. Speed-reading is video #3. And, finally, brain-map is video 4.

Try these out when you get a chance and let me know what you think. I’ve been walking around teaching some of these skills and having a blast increasing my reading speed and remembering peoples’ names!

2013 is coming to an end!
Albert @ MS Store 11.20I’ve really had a great year @ Albertideation. I’ve been speaking publicly in the last couple months and have been working with a great bunch of clients. I am honored to be trusted with peoples’ businesses.
Speaking of teaching – my last two FREE classes this year will be 12.17 at the Microsoft Store in downtown Portland (free breakfast), and 12.19 on the East Side (free lunch!).
My website has undergone some changes recently, too. Please come visit and see what you think.
Wileyware for the Holidays

Here are some of the projects I’m working on right now – visit the links to learn more.
1. Jane Turville of Wagging Tale Productions is creating a new film, The People Factor. Please consider donating to the creation of this important work.

2. It’s always a great time for Wileyware. Marcia is doing incredible classes in her studio in Ballard, Washington – visit if you can.
3. Helping friends: I’ve transitioned from helping causes to spending time, money & effort to extend a hand to friends who have needed help. It’s not as sexy, but feels useful and important right now.
4. The Portland Fruit Tree Project – Steve Bennett and I played for their annual volunteer appreciation evening – and I’d like to do more for these folks. Look for a fruit-tree grafting demo-party in the 2nd week of April @ my new home in SE PDX.
5. Settling into my new home 🙂
Thanks for reading and for your support of me and my work in the world. I couldn’t do it without you.
Sincerely,
Albert

Albert and Sunflowers 2013

Musical Resources for the Holidays and Beyond!

Happy Holidays – here’s a little musical holiday gift from me to you:

I listen to a lot of music. In the last couple years I’ve been a big fan of internet radio. Here are some of my favorite stations and why.  You can find most of them via the iTunes radio station world, or the links below.

folk alley

For starters, right now I’m listening to a special feed from Folkalley.com – a great folk music station that I listen to, often. Their regular stream is great and the holiday stream is lovely, too.  I grew up listening to folk music and this station reminds me of a program we listened to on Sunday nights called “Music You Can’t Hear on the Radio”.

 http://www.folkalley.com/holiday/

Jazz: my favorite jazz station is KMHD. It’s a Portland, Oregon station, and they stream on the web, too.  One of the best radio stations in the world.  I particularly enjoy the Divaville show!

Grateful Dead and Jam Bands: nugs.net!  As a card-carrying Deadhead (first show Philly’s Spectrum in 1976!) this station fills my need for the latest and past gems of the Jam-Band world. Click on the Free Stream on the top right of the site.

GC
Groove Salad!

Groove: electronica/trance – Groove Salad on SomaFM.  Thanks to Alex Kain for turning me onto GrooveSalad over 6 years ago.  It’s a station I turn to whenever I want a delicious mix of groovy beats and electronica.

Radio Paradise. This station is an eclectic mix of rock n’ roll, upbeat folk-rock and everything else good in those worlds. I love the people involved who are always giving away tickets to Costa Rica and sound like they’re on a happy cloud, generally.

Last, but not least, a quick mention of Spotify which we play in our office (either that or Pandora). I’ve just recently gotten turned onto Spotify, but it’s like having all of the world’s music loaded into your iTunes at once. You can search for any artist and generally find something. You can also search for a specific song (something you can’t do on Pandora..) and make your own set lists and do more research-oriented listening. If you pay their monthly fee, there are no commercial interruptions (or, you can be clever and download Mutify (PC), or Smutify (MAC), to mute the commercials). It’s an incredible resource if you’re interested in expanding your musical horizons and hearing and sharing what you find.

I wish you a fantastic musical holiday season.

Peace,

Albert Kaufman

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