Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Why Constant Learners All Embrace the 5 Hour Rule

Art of Improvement: Why Constant Learners All Embrace the 5 Hour Rule

Are you ready to embrace the five-hour rule?


The Art of Learning by Josh Waitzkin:

ADDITIONAL LINKS & RESOURCES Michael's On-Demand Webinar On Creating A Learning Habit & Learning Faster: Ben Franklin's autobiography (Page 37): Ben Franklin's 13 virtues: Why the Smartest People Are Constant Learners: How Warren Buffett Keeps up with a Torrent of Information: Bill Gates on Books and Blogging: Mark Zuckerberg reads at least one book every two weeks: Elon Musk, the 21st Century Industrialist: Arthur Blank interview: Danny Gilbert interview: Tim Ferris podcast with Josh Waitzkin: Deliberate practice: Slow Hunches: Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Mahler - they all loved taking long walks: Steve Jobs was right about walking: Jack Dorsey: Leadership Secrets Of Twitter And Square: - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - This was initially published as an article on by Michael Simmons: Author: Michael Simmons |

Monday, November 19, 2018


VOANews: Smithsonian Opens Exhibit Dedicated to Oprah Winfrey's Legacy

The Smithsonian National Museum of African-American History and Culture has surprised visitors with a new exhibit dedicated to the legendary Oprah Winfrey. It focuses on the early life of the iconic TV star who has become a role model for many Americans. Maxim Moskalkov has the story.

nmaahc: Watching Oprah: The Oprah Winfrey Show and American Culture

#WatchingOprah will use the story of Oprah Winfrey and her phenomenally successful daytime television talk show as a lens through which to explore contemporary American history and culture.

Oprah's Book Club List

Oprah Winfrey Facts

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Learner Computer Survey

Learner Computer Survey: The technology plan includes a survey regarding the use of computers, mobile devices, and the internet by adult learners. Agencies are now required to use this survey with a sample of learner population to gather information for planning classroom technology, online homework assignments, and blended/distance learning. The number of required learners surveyed is 10% of what was the total amount of learners in the most recent report to CASAS

Student Passwords: MUSDstudent 

Monday, November 12, 2018

Hanae Mori

Hanae Mori: Manuscrit

Hanae Mori: Pinterest

Hanae Mori Ebay

Hanae Mori: Etsy
Putting aside her fears, Vickie Milazzo left nursing to start her own business. Now , the Houston entrepreneur believes stepping into the unknown has given her a ...

ESL Discussions: Fashion

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

The 2018 Election in Milpitas

This is a composite of several videos recorded at a recent event hosted by the Milpitas Democratic Club.   The candidates shown are:

Kelly Yip-Chaun who is running for one of three seats on the Member of The Milpitas Unified School District School Board.

Marsha Grilli who is running for re-election to the Milpitas City Council.

Van Lan Truong who is running for election to the Milpitas City Council

Suraj “Sun” Viswanathan who is running for election to the Milpitas City Council

Garry Barbadillo who is running for re-election to the Milpitas City Council

Yoon Lee who is running for mayor of Milpitas

There were even more candidates there, most notably Chris Norwood for Milpitas School Board 2018 and Voltaire Montemayor for Mayor.

Note: Bob Nuñez For Milpitas Mayor 2018 was scheduled to attended this event but was unable to do so because of a family emergency.

Check out their info along with other candidates such as Jose Esteves

Also see:

Ballotpedia: sample Ballot for state offices and propositions (new laws) for Milpitas residents

Go Milpitas website.:

The Milpitas Beat also has some good interviews and videos, too.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Community in Action

Fashion TV: FLASHBACK: Hanae Mori Spring/Summer 1997 Haute Couture Runway Show | Paris Fashion Week | FashionTV

thisibelieve: Community in Action by Studs Terkel
My own beliefs, my personal beliefs, came into being during the most traumatic moment in American history: the Great American Depression of the 1930s...

Families in Milpitas are being Evicted from their Homes

Letter to the Editor: City Manager Responds to Article on Recent Home Eviction Cases

City of Milpitas Housing Dept
They are holding tenant meetings. Please contact

Project Sentinel
Services Offered: Default and Delinquency Counseling, Reverse Mortgage Counseling, First Time Home Buyer Education

Santa Clara County Housing Authority
We also develop, control and manage affordable rental housing properties.
Section 8 Housing Programs | Santa Clara County Housing Authority

City of San Jose Housing
Since the City Council took action to create the Department of Housing in 1987, the City has been a leader in the affordable housing field, creating more than 21,000 new housing opportunities over the past three decades for San José residents.