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...
Tick-Tock Tick-Tock Goes the Purpose Clock

Tick-Tock Tick-Tock Goes the Purpose Clock

As I grow older, I’ve started to notice a subtle energy in my awareness. A pulse. A beat. A quickening. As a man, I have the innate privilege of not being confronted with with the same biological clock as women. While advances in medical health are retiming that clock...
The Paradox of Practice

The Paradox of Practice

13 months ago I stepped back into the gym for the first time in nearly 4 years. I’m down 40 pounds of body fat as of early last week, which I celebrate by writing this post. It’s been a great and illuminating learning experience, namely because it’s really...
Robots teach us about being human

Robots teach us about being human

I saw Chappie last weekend, which despite a lot of the negative reviews I found a pretty solid “mainstream” movie. It was flawed, and absolutely fell prey to normal big budget rocket, robot, and explosion juvenile male beats, but still, a movie about consciousness!...
Favorite Films of 2014

Favorite Films of 2014

2014 was an interesting year for the cinema. Ticket sales were the lowest they’ve been in years, so as usual folks are again predicting the death of cinema. Yet, at the same time, Warner Bros and Universal had fantastic years so take it all with a grain of salt. My...

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