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JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 25: The Power of “No”

JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 25: The Power of “No” Episode 25: The Power of “No” After a very long hiatus I’m back… This video podcast is based on a presentation I gave on August 5th, 2018 at Sunday Assembly Las Vegas about living more intentionally and making choices based on the things that are most important to ones self. With that in mind I’m hoping … Continue reading JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 25: The Power of “No”

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?

JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 5: Looking at the Next Chapter of My CIDP Journey

JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 5: Looking at the Next Chapter of My CIDP Journey. Met with my neurologist to discuss my progress and what to do next. When I met with my physical therapist later in the week, it dawned on me that I’ve been on this particular journey going on two-years now. It’s almost impossible for me to recap the experience of having my … Continue reading JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 5: Looking at the Next Chapter of My CIDP Journey

JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 4: Only 24-Hours Left, and It’s Not A Sale

JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 4: Only 24-Hours Left, and It’s Not A Sale. Responding to The Morning Stream’s Scott Johnson & Brian Ibbott’s musings about what you’d do if you discovered there was only 24-hours left before the End of the world. For me, this naturally leads to questions about why we do what we do: out of fear of getting caught, or something else?   … Continue reading JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 4: Only 24-Hours Left, and It’s Not A Sale

JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 3: Easter & Even More Spiritual Self-Examinations (IBF 17)

JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 3: Easter & Even More Spiritual Self-Examinations (IBF 17). Easter-time religious & other self-examinations goes way back for me… and it’s a bit too simplistic to brush it all off as delusional. As usual, this story began before I was born and is so complicated and personal that, after trying to record it several times, I’ve resorted to writing it down first. … Continue reading JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 3: Easter & Even More Spiritual Self-Examinations (IBF 17)