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Daily Random Sh*t: The Cost of Being Self-Aware in this “Donald Moment”

Daily Random Sh*t: The Cost of Being Self-Aware in this Donald Moment A friend lamented: I wake up every day feeling like an unredeemable pile of sub-human garbage knowing that nothing I can do will ever change it… meanwhile.. we got a guy who can barely form coherent sentences claiming to be a genuis. Thinking he’s great when his words and actions point to him … Continue reading Daily Random Sh*t: The Cost of Being Self-Aware in this “Donald Moment”

No, no, no

DailyRandomShit for 2016-06-14 I ran out of “understanding’ this morning when a conservative friend posted an image connecting the Orlando shootings with an unrelated tragedy. Ugh. I feel bad about it, but it was the last straw. No… I’m calling you in this conflation of lies… Talk about missing the point & politicizing tragedy. No, no, no. Sorry, these are not remotely similar and shows … Continue reading No, no, no

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JBB’s Final Thoughts 24-Article: What Do People Really Mean When They Say… Jesus: Hope for Humanity

Jesus: Hope for Humanity That was the hand-printed sign that greeted me as I pulled into the Perkins Diner in Winter Park. I remember wholeheartedly feeling that way from my teens and into my thirties. It was the mid-70s, Vietnam was winding down, Nixon was ousted in disgrace and the Man from Plains, Georgia was in the White House. As a teen I had no … Continue reading JBB’s Final Thoughts 24-Article: What Do People Really Mean When They Say… Jesus: Hope for Humanity

JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 24: What Do People Really Mean When They Say…

JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 24: What Do People Really Mean When They Say… Almost a whole year has gone by since my last podcast. Why does that sound like the beginning of a Catholic confession? I’ll be sharing plans for the blog and podcast and maybe even coming up with a more consistent schedule. Also, video comments from friends and AIs about this month’s theme: … Continue reading JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 24: What Do People Really Mean When They Say…

Better Than This…

This video reminds me of the sense exploration that I grew up with during the Apollo era of the 1960s and 70s. It caused me to remember the good that we’re capable of when we lift our sights above the small minded fighting over or denying others things that aren’t ours to claim. Tomorrow I will have the privilege to join others for a #NASASocial gathering at … Continue reading Better Than This…

Blog Action Day: Inequity and The Opportunity to Learn

My mom and dad grew up in the post-World War II boon when they really believed that you could achieve anything that you worked hard at. They grew up in San Gabriel, CA, where the joke was that everyone was related to one another and it was understood which side of the railroad tracks, which ran directly behind my grandparents’ houses, one should stay on. … Continue reading Blog Action Day: Inequity and The Opportunity to Learn

Video Mondays: Pro Infirmis – Because Who Is Perfect

What is human beauty? I don’t know that anyone really looks at store window mannequins as the body types that we aspire to be, but they do communicate a distortion from who we really are and what we really look like. I know that guys are supposed to be impervious to this, but I’ve never really liked my own body shape. And the odd thing … Continue reading Video Mondays: Pro Infirmis – Because Who Is Perfect

Video Fridays: Brave at U of M Amplatz Children’s Hospital

“Everybody’s been there, everybody’s been stared down by the enemy, fallen for the fear and done some disappearing, bow down to the mighty, but don’t run, just stop holding your tongue. Maybe there’s a way out of the cage where you live, Maybe one of these days you can let the light in, Show me, how big your brave is.” A pair of nurses at … Continue reading Video Fridays: Brave at U of M Amplatz Children’s Hospital

Video Mondays: Vacuity – Sci-Fi Short Film Drama

I grew up during what was prematurely called the Space Age and dreamed of being an astronaut, watching the launches of the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo missions in glorious black and white TV. Life pulled me in other directions but the fantasy persisted in my appreciation of good Sci-Fi stories. Beyond a healthy dose of escapism, I eventually came to understand that a good story … Continue reading Video Mondays: Vacuity – Sci-Fi Short Film Drama