Looking for Creagan McConnell: The Man and The Myths [1994 documentary]

Looking for Creagan McConnell: The Man and The Myths [1994 documentary] In 1994 my best friend, Creagan McConnell, announced that he was going to move to Arizona to help his folks build their home. I produced the following video, with the help of many others, to share at his going away party. A second video (posted at the bottom of the page) was also created … Continue reading Looking for Creagan McConnell: The Man and The Myths [1994 documentary]

SEX AND THE SINGLE BRAIN CELL: Sexual Ethics & The Resulting Internal Dialogues

Spring Cleaning continues… The following is the third of a series of three columns that I wrote in the late 1980s for a little publication called “Air, Dirt & Ink” (ADI) that I produced and shared with family and friends. Yeah, I’ve been writing these sad tales for a very long time, and they seem to continue. Enjoy. Feb 1988 [ADI Editors’ Note: A friend recently asked … Continue reading SEX AND THE SINGLE BRAIN CELL: Sexual Ethics & The Resulting Internal Dialogues

SEX AND THE SINGLE BRAIN CELL: When She Says ‘Maybe’

Spring Cleaning continues… The following is the second of a series of three columns that I wrote in the late 1980s for a little publication called “Air, Dirt & Ink” (ADI) that I produced and shared with family and friends. Yeah, I’ve been writing these sad tales for a very long time, and they seem to continue. Enjoy. Dec 1987 [ADI Editors’ Note: Is it … Continue reading SEX AND THE SINGLE BRAIN CELL: When She Says ‘Maybe’

JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 22: This Ain’t Goodbye: Edward “Creagan” Charles McConnell 1958-2015

JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 22: This Ain’t Goodbye: Edward “Creagan” Charles McConnell 1958-2015. Podcasts can be in-the-moment reflections. But there are some things that will probably take me the rest of my life to grasp. My friendship with Creagan McConnell will probably be one of those things.. MP3 Version  iTunes subscription  Via Email  RSS Reader Additional JBB’s Final Thoughts Episodes Resources: music: Social Blindness – 22K by … Continue reading JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 22: This Ain’t Goodbye: Edward “Creagan” Charles McConnell 1958-2015

SEX AND THE SINGLE BRAIN CELL: I Survived the EET . . . Kind’a

Spring Cleaning, or a sorts, I’ve been scanning in boxes and boxes of old essays and various bits of writing and stumbled up this gem. The following is one of a series of three columns that I wrote in the late 1980s for a little publication called “Air, Dirt & Ink” (ADI) that I produced and shared with family and friends. Yeah, I’ve been writing … Continue reading SEX AND THE SINGLE BRAIN CELL: I Survived the EET . . . Kind’a

JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 21: Thanks Obama

JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 21: Thanks Obama. Adding insult to injury, after getting laid off, I get to explore the wondrous worlds of ACA. Everyone wants to blame the other guy. It’s an ugly mess, but worse than that is whether it’ll become a missed opportunity. MP3 Version  iTunes subscription  Via Email  RSS Reader Additional JBB’s Final Thoughts Episodes Resources: music: Social Blindness – 22K by … Continue reading JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 21: Thanks Obama

The Modern Scholar: Tolkien and the West by Professor Michael Drout

As a wanna-be-writer, graduate with a degree in ancient texts (Biblical Studies) and a lover of the world of Tolkien I found Professor Drout’s 5-hour lecture on Professor Tolkien, his world and his works to be a wonderful mix of academic discourse presented in almost conversational tone, both comfort and approachable. There’s a lot here for the fan of the books, the movies and even … Continue reading The Modern Scholar: Tolkien and the West by Professor Michael Drout

JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 20: Time Management One Week Later

JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 20: Time Management One Week Later. Last week I laid out my thoughts on importance of triaging one’s tasks and putting the important stuff on one’s calendar. A Bit over a week later I wonder how the plan went… MP3 Version  iTunes subscription  Via Email  RSS Reader Additional JBB’s Final Thoughts Episodes Resources: music: Social Blindness – 22K by Smart Sound Music … Continue reading JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 20: Time Management One Week Later

JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 19: When I’m 80, Part II

JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 19: When I’m 80, Part II. Leaving important stuff in our lives to do “some day” isn’t wise. But how does one prioritize all the things we care about with all the things that need to get done? Covey and Graham have something to say about this, that even an unemployed dude can appreciate. MP3 Version iTunes subscription Subscribe Through Email Subscribe … Continue reading JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 19: When I’m 80, Part II