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
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]
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?
8PM – Waiting for my MRI for a possible pinched nerve that’s interrupted my life and my sleep for over six weeks. Tricia offered to drive me for the scan and is sitting next to me cruising the web on her iPad. Life has certainly changed in the past 16-months. I was thinking about the changes this afternoon while I was trying to catch a … Continue reading Incomplete Beings
“Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature… Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” Helen Keller Continue reading The Safe Path