There comes a time when the various influences in our lives cease becoming external forces and begin dissolving into our own identities. Some influences make the cut and are fully assimilated, while others do not and remain external forces, not to be ingested and incorporated. The selection process is highly subjective – our minds and […]Read more "Identity"
This post will be what I was supposed to write for Thanksgiving but never got around to finishing. In the interest of putting this out there, as supposed to permanently stewing as one of my drafts, here goes. I am thankful for this year. The curve continues to be steep as ever, with this year […]Read more "Merry Christmas 2013"
Malcolm Gladwell‘s latest is an interesting read (previous works include Outliers, Blink, The Tipping Point, and What The Dog Saw). We live in interesting times. I feel that we have recently crossed a tipping point. Before, we had the vast majority of people as end users of a given technology; a largely skewed creator:consumer ratio. […]Read more "David & Goliath"
I sit typing this on my laptop computer. I glance over at my 2 cellphones as they vibrate with notifications. I look around the room at my belongings, carelessly strewn about in the casual manner that only owners may have with their belongings. The aforementioned room is one in a house which I am co-renting […]Read more "12 Years A Slave"
Much of our lives is spent in pursuit of sensory pleasures – we wish to see, we wish to hear, we wish to touch, we wish to smell, we wish to taste that which we have been led to believe is the best of what the world has to offer. We participate in a system […]Read more "Fulfillment"
I’ve not seen Sons of Anarchy, but heard it’s good. I’ve seen a few episodes of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia – crazy funny stuff. I like Hellboy. I like Neon Genesis Evangelion. I like Japan(ese). I like Pan’s Labyrinth. I like anything with mechs fighting monsters. I like IMAX, for its larger than life, […]Read more "Great Cinema"
There is much to be said about gut feel. It is a feeling that more nudges than hits us, almost in deference to our actual active thinking’s ego. It is the internal sense that is informed by all our years of existence, all our years of interaction with other things and people. It tell us […]Read more "Gut Feel"