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JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 028: Mr. Quinby’s Final Lesson: Perspective

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

Incomplete Beings [short story group]

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]

Kats – Too Soon Gone But Ever Here

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

Video Mondays: Birth to Death as told by Cinema – A Life in Film Mashup 2013 HD

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

Video Mondays: Top Floor – How Will You Measure Your Life?

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?

Incomplete Beings

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

In Bad Faith, part 8: The Case for God – Not What You Think

I just finished read/listening to Karen Armstrong’s The Case for God, and like waking with memories of a vivid dream, I want to get my thoughts down before they get pushed aside by the concerns of the day. In Bad Faith, part 8: The Case for God – Not What You Think I think that Armstrong did such a great job summarizing the book in … Continue reading In Bad Faith, part 8: The Case for God – Not What You Think

Late Christmas with a Little Angel

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