Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The Four Horsemen

The Four Horsemen Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, Sam Harris and Christopher Hitchens

Perhaps the foremost authors in the world of new atheism, this free two part two hour discussion is a fully gratifying experience. I recommend this to anyone who enjoys brilliant minds in honest dialogue. 

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Collision of Lives; Christopher Hitchens and Douglas Wilson debate

It is always refreshing to listen to the witty genius of Christopher Hitchens and, in the case of this film, enjoy an articulate bright-minded Christian. Douglas Wilson is the perfect good brother to the evil twin Christopher. Like Steve Jobs, another brilliant mind cast in the role of villain, I dread Hitchens and Jobs passing. In their fight against terminal ailments, I'd love for them to come out winners... this one last time. The Atheistic intellectual dance, often cheerfully researched on my beloved Apple devices, remains a positive stimulant, close at hand, day long and night longer.
 I need great minds to sooth my own rocky inner voices.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Lisa Gansky

 Lisa Gansky has a mind a man could love. Her recent performance on sent me searching for her in Googleland where I found her interviews on TechCrunch with Andrew Keen. Her new book Mesh has her media-izing all over the internets. If you do not know her Mesh, Mesh-it-up and see what happens. Her credentials are impeccable, her talk as sharp of a whip you will ever be hit by. Sit up and listen, stand up and cheer, or simply buy her book.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Learning to be me

Being blessed with time, where I can tweak my life, my home, my relationships, but most of all spend time letting myself be... a bit terrifying... afraid I am not maxed out to fully utilizing this opportunity... yet too getting down with quiet moments stretching out into a day, doing all those many little things around the house, making ToDo lists and actually completing all those little tasks, even coming back when the task is stymied to finally triumph over cumbersome details... Still many back brain targets festering, yet I feel these too will be faced and delegated a time and a focused assault may arise. I understand this space can be blown away when hard fact life clicks in and takes precedence, yet, for now, I am happy.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Under a blanket of powdered snow

Extraordinary quiet... White to gray as sunset downs, beyond our Western higher ground, here on snowed-in Hieidaira. Nested, I have begun the game of low-card diet... a way to highlight rituals and invigorate sacrifice. Relationship shift as Valentine's Day articulates ambiguities and unresolved tendencies. I am free between semesters. I order the training package from the Giggling Guru, Madan Kataria, on line from India. I want to laugh and make my classes even more fun in the coming academic year... thinner, more cheerful, and free. Like a single long stem rose cut for romance, destined to die in a voluptuous display of beauty eternal. The glowing retina burn of welding torch passion.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Happiness on Eating Hope

I am not quite certain why, but I feel I am about to enter into a contract with the devil yet feel as high as an angel. I will resume dieting, hardcore dieting, and will lose some serious weight in a most ex·cru·ci·at·ing way...