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The Sacred Versus the Profane–Not Always What You Think

A few weeks ago I saw a StoryCorps vehicle and wondered what it was. I just listened to Dave Isay’s TED talk below. Now I know. Two people come together for an interview, an authentic, simple, pure conversation for about an hour that is recorded by a facilitator. Each participant is given a copy, and a copy is permanently archived… Continue reading

The Art of the Fauxpology

First, I want to express my sincere admiration for Jeffrey Hoffman, the executive director of BJUnity, and all of that organization’s board members. They succeeded in piercing the arrogance of Bob Jones III and holding him to account for his bullying hate speech. Hats off to BJUnity! But I’m taking a harder line than these kind-hearted, good-spirited people. You see,… Continue reading

Some Tech Recommendations

  Waterlogue I guess you can now say that I officially live in Atlanta. We went walking in Piedmont Park where I took the quintessential “Atlanta” photo of the mid-rises reflecting in Lake Clare. The photo turned out nicely. In fact, the photo turned out so nicely I turned it into a watercolor using a new iOS app I recently… Continue reading

Bob Jones III Must Be Elated!

In the early 1980’s, then “university” president Bob Jones III publicly called for the stoning of gay people. I know. Seems crazy. (All the fumes from that musty art work in the gallery not to mention playing dress up with all of the priceless costumes in the Rodeheaver Auditorium costume shop!) But, yes, he actually called for the murder of… Continue reading

Sonos Wireless Audio System – Amazing!

House Audio Rack I’ve been working with the audio, security, TV installer guy for the better part of 3 weeks to install/enhance the media and security systems in the house. The all house audio system and the surround system for the main TV really sound shockingly great. (I had no idea how much I would enjoy streaming music throughout the… Continue reading

Just an Observation

Miners During the CA Gold Rush The southeast is known for many things: the southern accent, friendliness, conservative values, etc. The pacific coast is known for many things: the climate, the scenery, liberal values, etc. Do you know what I’m finding to be the starkest contrast in my move back to the southeast? People’s attitudes about change. In California everyone… Continue reading

Have You Missed Me?

How long has it been since I’ve blogged? Weeks and weeks! Since December 7th, to be exact—over a month! In the past 10 years I don’t think I’ve ever gone a whole month without blogging! But life got really, really insanely busy. I have moved back to Atlanta—talk about a time- and task-intensive process! I’m still utterly depressed about returning… Continue reading