The Darkside of the Five

The Darkside of the Five

In the realm of “life truths” and spiritual wisdom, one of the common ones I hear over and over is that you’re the sum of the 5 people you surround yourself with. This is totally partially true, and something I can mostly agree with.  However, like...
Masculine Power

Masculine Power

While violent crime overall is going down, with the increased speed and presence our current digital world brings to the news it seems like hardly a week goes by without another police shooting, terrorist attack, gang death, horrible rape, or shooting spree. Paris,...
The Pain of Energy Debt (awareness vs change)

The Pain of Energy Debt (awareness vs change)

In the spring of 2000, during the 2nd semester of my first year of college I took a photography class.  Back then, digital cameras were definitely on the scene but still very low resolution and clunky.  So my class was of the old school kind and used actual film,...
The Urge to Be Right

The Urge to Be Right

As a techno-optimist, I generally fall on the side of most technologies being good things, be it computers, social media, AI, etc.  That said, the last week and a half I started to notice more than ever a growing urge rearing it’s head every time I popped over...
Emergence Moments, Social Cohesion, and STAR WARS

Emergence Moments, Social Cohesion, and STAR WARS

Two random Star Wars inspired ideas linger with me as I sit here on a cool and cloudy Los Angeles winter afternoon. One, I notice I’m enjoying a particular sensation present in my experience. It’s one that I first really started to identify when Pearl Jam would...
Take Responsibility for Connection

Take Responsibility for Connection

It seems not a week goes by where I don’t cringe at yet another article, tweet, or comment appearing that talks about how social media, smart phones, and the internet are destroying the fabric of our social structure. As a techno-optimist, I feel the need to call...

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