Diving into the Past without Drowning: Day Trip to Laguna Beach (1973)

Diving into the Past without Drowning: Day Trip to Laguna Beach (1973) Original 8mm Film by Joe Bustillos Edited by Joe Bustillos & Random Chance Music by Smartsound Music, “Visions 22K” Filmed on location in Laguna Canyon & Laguna Beach CA in 1973 Featuring Lynn Tschirgi & cute white puppy I just spent the last hour watching an 8mm film that I and several others … Continue reading Diving into the Past without Drowning: Day Trip to Laguna Beach (1973)

The Next Chapter

Over the past couple weeks I haven’t posted all that much, except for tweets from my daily walks, because I’ve been quite busy pulling together resources to create my new, much needed, resume page/website. It took more than a few days to get over the initial shock of becoming just another government statistic. I love how life can change courses so quickly, but, Jesus, this … Continue reading The Next Chapter

In Bad Faith 22: Book Comment: God Is Not Great by Christopher Hitchens

I know, ugh. I just posted the following on GoodReads, which I consider a “comment” and not a “review” because, well that’s in the comment: So… people have done bad things in the name of religion. If that’s news to you then you live in a very special place. Conversely, if you think that religion is required for people to behave, that says more about … Continue reading In Bad Faith 22: Book Comment: God Is Not Great by Christopher Hitchens

The Road Back

Students this week have been reflecting on Dr. Pausch’s Last Lecture and this was one of my responses to a student’s reflection: Thanks so much for sharing your reflections on the book and the video this week. Alas, if we live long enough to notice that (A) we’re getting older and, (B) we’re still here, then, hopefully, we learn things that we can share with … Continue reading The Road Back

Unplug or Just Another Form of FOMO?

This video has been making the rounds this past week. One of my meetup.com groups actually set aside this week as a week to unplug from our technology and reconnect with those around us. I certainly understand the struggle to find some balance between one’s work life and personal life and because so many of us work with technology, it can all seem to blend … Continue reading Unplug or Just Another Form of FOMO?

Video Fridays: We’re Better Than This… Now, What Are You Going to Do?

I don’t like pat answers, which must be why I hate TV shows that pretend to deal with complex issues but manage to button it all up, nice and neat, in under 30-some minutes. I also hate the mindset that what we’re supposed to do is look for that one big break, so that we can cash-out and do nothing for the rest of our … Continue reading Video Fridays: We’re Better Than This… Now, What Are You Going to Do?

Why Should We Let You Into Our Doctorate Club?

Last time I talked to Dr. Sparks (“Sparky”) we were enjoying a late night dinner at the Old Ebbitt Grill following a week roaming the streets of DC and the halls of power with my Pepperdine cadremates. He wasn’t completely satisfied with my consultancy project and charged me with the assignment to get a better grasp on what I really wanted to do with my … Continue reading Why Should We Let You Into Our Doctorate Club?

Definition of Insanity – New Day/Same Shit

I don’t remember where I heard the statement, but I’ve been pondering it ever since: “The definition of insanity is to do the exact same thing every day, and end up surprised and/or disappointed because nothing ever changes.” Some folks seem to live their lives as walking examples of this definition, not happy with the way things are but unwilling or unaware that things will … Continue reading Definition of Insanity – New Day/Same Shit