My daughter, Ramona

My wife Heidi and I are excited to announce the birth of our daughter. Ramona Mira Cavalier was born on August 5, 2013 at 4:36 a.m., weighing 8 lbs. 8 oz. and measuring 19.5 inches.

It was a 37-hour labor, but in the end she was born after only eight pushes over eight minutes. Ramona held [...]

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HOW Design 2013 in review: Part four

This is a continuation of HOW Design 2013 in review: Part three.
I am attending the HOW Design Conference 2013 in San Francisco, California. Below are my notes from the sessions I attended on Wednesday.
9:45 am-11:00 am – 37. How to Avoid Work – James Victore, Professor, School of Visual Arts in New York
Your work [...]

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HOW Design 2013 in review: Part three

This is a continuation of HOW Design 2013 in review: Part two.
I am attending the HOW Design Conference 2013 in San Francisco, California. Below are my notes from the sessions I attended on Tuesday.
9:00 am-10:15 am – 20. Basic Principles of Identity Design – Sagi Haviv, Partner and Designer, Chermayeff & Geismar & Haviv
What [...]

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HOW Design 2013 in review: Part two

This is a continuation of HOW Design 2013 in review: Part one.
I am attending the HOW Design Conference 2013 in San Francisco, California. Below are my notes from the sessions I attended on Monday.
9:00 am-10:15 am – 2. Play -
Jessica Walsh, Partner, Sagmeister & Walsh
Find out how important play is—”biologically, in society, and in [...]

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HOW Design 2013 in review: Part one

I am attending the HOW Design Conference 2013 in San Francisco, California. Below are my notes from the opening session I attended on Sunday.
6:30 pm-8:00 pm – Opening Keynote – 1. How to Steal Like an Artist – Austin Kleon, Best-Selling Author
Nothing is completely original, and all creative work builds on what came before. [...]

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HOW Design 2012 in review: Part one

I am attending the HOW Design Conference 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts. Below are my notes from the opening session I attended on Friday.
6:30 pm-8:00 pm – Opening Keynote – 1. Coltrane, Concord, Cool Kids and Other Creative Choices – Sam Harrison, Words-Ideas-Action
You make hundreds of choices every day: big choices and small choices, easy [...]

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Oregon tennis tournaments: Summer 2012

Summer tennis tournament season is approaching quickly, so I’ve been checking OregonTennis.com and contacting city parks and recreation offices for tournament schedules, as usual. I try to play at least four community tennis tournaments in the Mid-Willamette Valley each summer.
Community tennis tournaments
Here are the tournaments I plan to enter this year, in the USTA [...]

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33 days in Peru

Last week I returned home after spending over a month in Peru. My girlfriend and I flew from Portland, Oregon to Lima, Peru on December 4, 2011. We returned on January 6, 2012 (one day later than intended due to rain in the desert town of Arequipa).
We had an amazing trip to South America, [...]

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Magical books I read in October 2011

If I look back and think about the most memorable, inspiring pieces of literature I consumed last month, four books clearly come to mind. Each one explores parallel realities (or supernatural realms) and the magical creatures and animals that inhabit these universes. Naturally, three of the books were written for children.

The first two are out-of-print [...]

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On hiatus, with parting links

On this first day of July, I am officially putting this blog on hiatus until 2011.
But you can still follow @iancavalier on Twitter or Flickr or 8tracks or Yelp or blah blah social media blah whatever.
(The hiatus monkey is courtesy of Squidsicle.)
Below is a large dump of random, interesting and useful links I had [...]

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