DailyRandomShit for 2016-09-03: Meaning v Things Someone posted a lovely post purporting to have been written by Steve Jobs. Alas, it was not actually written by Steve Jobs per Snopes.com (http://www.snopes.com/steve-jobs-deathbed-speech/). We don’t need the death-bed conversion of a tech icon to understand that things don’t replace meaning. The struggle for all of us is to live and do the things we believe are meaningful … Continue reading Meaning v Things
After watching Her by Spike Jonze I heard that there was a previous short film that he made that explored many of the themes echoed in Her. Happy Friday and hug those close to you. It matters. jbb Continue reading Video Fridays: I’m Here by Spike Jonze
I’ve been back from California for a few weeks, dove right back into work, getting out of the house and keeping tabs on my health. Today actually marked the first time since my illness that I did what I said I would do when I began treatment in September of 2012, that in a year’s time I’d do a 5K. I’m a few month overdue … Continue reading Trying to Remember What’s My Mission?
What is it about the holiday season that insists on compressing so much good and bad into the same moment? I couldn’t make it to California so when my siblings got together at mom’s place Saturday I arranged to video-chat with them. I was a little disappointed to find that older sister, Kathie, wasn’t in attendance. I was told that Kats wasn’t feeling too good … Continue reading Kats – Too Soon Gone But Ever Here
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
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 had a belated Christmas visit with my son and grand-daughter. When I got there at first little Elena had just fallen asleep for her afternoon nap. Damn. So we visited for a bit and did our gift exchange (I was the courier for my siblings getting gifts to Michael, Tina and baby Elena). Well, we could only hold out for so long and eventually … Continue reading Late Christmas with a Little Angel