JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 28: Mr. Quinby’s Final Lesson: Perspective Four paragraphs, the passing of a family member and this fellow educator’s final lesson: perspective. Enjoy and please subscribe to my YouTube channel or subscribe to all of my blog posts (scroll to the bottom of this page, click the red FOLLOW button in the “Follow blog via email” box). MP3 version: Please Subscribe: YouTube Channel Apple … Continue reading JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 028: Mr. Quinby’s Final Lesson: Perspective
The Moving Process: Don’t Sleep on the Floor I heard yesterday morning that the 70-something-year-old women I’m buying the condo from has moved all of her furniture out because we were supposed to close at the end of this week and is now sleeping on the floor. Alas, due to my bank’s last second cancellation of the loan, on the 18th, the whole deal was … Continue reading The Moving Process: Don’t Sleep on the Floor
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
This week my short story group assignment was to write about a “real life” incident, so I re-edited a previous reflection from when I was beginning treatment for what would later be diagnosed as CIPD. Enjoy(?) April 13, 2012 8PM – Waiting for my MRI for a possible pinched nerve that’s interrupted my life and my sleep for over the past six weeks. The girlfriend … Continue reading Incomplete Beings [short story group]
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
I’ve noted numerous time an idea that I got reading Kierkegaard, that it’s a sign of our culture’s failure when we expect to learn deep lessons of life from our entertainment but expect to be entertained on our churches and schools. Perhaps, but that’s not to say that the best of our entertainment art forms can communicate ideas and feelings that would be next to … Continue reading Video Mondays: Birth to Death as told by Cinema – A Life in Film Mashup 2013 HD
How many times have you begun the week with the thought, “What does it all mean?” Maybe that’s entirely too existential for a Monday morning, but, come on, it’s Monday morning, dammit! Before you begin the hustle of the week or maybe as a brief pause for your Monday check out this video and let the deeper questions just happen. Umm… enjoy(?). Another Film Riot … Continue reading Video Mondays: Explosions on Vimeo
When I watched the recent FilmRiot short video suggestion, Top Floor, I was immediately reminded of something I’d heard in a TEDx talk by Clay Christensen. The TEDx talk is a bit dense, but the gist is the mismatch between what we really value in life and how we measure success. We know that money does not buy happiness, that except for the shallowest amongst … Continue reading Video Mondays: Top Floor – How Will You Measure Your Life?
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?