It has been awhile since I’ve been motivated to write an article about a SF movie, sadly, because there hasn’t been any movies lately that have sparked my interest. Then I watched Her, hands down the best film I saw from the 2013 crop. Continue reading
What follows is a quick review of The Fault in Our Stars by John Green and some philosophical food for thought for those that have read it. Continue reading
When I was a child, I was taught that I couldn’t have everything, but that I may have one thing with persistence and patience. That working with others required compromise and respect, even when I didn’t agree. That in times of trouble, great leaders arose–people like Washington and Lincoln–who put country above personal gain and even their own safety.
I was taught that America was Beautiful. The Land of Opportunity. The Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave. Continue reading
I recently finished reading Michio Kaku’s thought-provoking book, Physics of the Future. It was packed with vignettes about nanotechnology, robotics, AI, and the future of energy, which are all interesting in their own rights. However, I was most intrigued when Kaku hinted at or asked the reader to consider how we react to science and technology and what it tells us about human nature. Continue reading
I don’t follow many comedians, but Louis C.K. is one of them. I don’t care much for the profanity, but his irreverent sense of humor is an effective vehicle for thoughtful commentary on the state of modern society. Not all comedians do this. Too many shock for the sake of shocking. Check out this segment about why smartphones are bad for kids.
A recent high school graduate that I know gave a little speech. It was a speech about a life transformed and a dream for the future. It was a speech from the heart. If you have not seen this, it is worth a few minutes of your time. Continue reading
Ah Patagonia…a magical land at the end of the world. The name itself has always evoked a sense of wonder for me. Magellan believed it to be the home of giants, the Patagones. He was right, but the giants were towers of ice and stone, not a race of men. I realized a dream of mine by visiting Patagonia in January 2013. It was one of the hardest, most rewarding experiences of my life. Continue reading
“How do you do it?” a friend asked me recently.
“I just go.” Continue reading