Which Road Are You On? You Should Spend Some Time On “The Road to Edmond”

Which Road Are You On? You Should Spend Some Time On “The Road to Edmond” Just finished watching “The Road to Edmond.” It’s been over a decade since I’ve watched something that centers on telling a “Christian” story. I just don’t have time for stories with two-dimensional characters where the only “honest” people are the brave Christians who, in the end, have all the Bible-based … Continue reading Which Road Are You On? You Should Spend Some Time On “The Road to Edmond”

Meaning v Things

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

When You’re a Stranger in a Strange Land

Daily Random Shit for 2016-02-01: When You’re a Stranger in a Strange Land I have a number of intelligent conservative friends who unapologetically vote Republican. I like that they have the freedom to choose, just like I do. But when I see this level of hate and scapegoating, I have to wonder what these friends, whom I respect, must think. Is this really what is … Continue reading When You’re a Stranger in a Strange Land

Thru Tel Aviv – Kutiman Remixes a City

Music that moves the soul is a gift in these times we live in… hell, it’s a gift anytime we are lucky enough to find it in our path in life. What is most mysterious is how unrelated video snippets can so reveal the power of the human soul when weaved together by a master with the ear to hear this often-hidden-beauty. I’ve been enjoying … Continue reading Thru Tel Aviv – Kutiman Remixes a City

The Modern Scholar: Tolkien and the West by Professor Michael Drout

As a wanna-be-writer, graduate with a degree in ancient texts (Biblical Studies) and a lover of the world of Tolkien I found Professor Drout’s 5-hour lecture on Professor Tolkien, his world and his works to be a wonderful mix of academic discourse presented in almost conversational tone, both comfort and approachable. There’s a lot here for the fan of the books, the movies and even … Continue reading The Modern Scholar: Tolkien and the West by Professor Michael Drout

The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer & The Community of Friends

The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer Turns out that famous recording artists are people with all the flaws, failings and feelings of everyone else you’ve ever known. As much as that should be a “duh,” I was pretty disappointed after Melissa Etheridge’s jilted partner aired dirty laundry about how Etheridge saved her emotions for her songs. That disclosure, true or not, soured my appreciation … Continue reading The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer & The Community of Friends