Thoughts on Mindful Consumption

I read a really interesting essay by Chris Bowler: On Mindfulness and Quality. He provoked my thinking. I don’t like to think of myself as materialistic, though I’m certain I’m more materialistic than I would care to admit. I’ve always, since the days of my youth, preferred to do without “stuff” until I could have something I felt was of… Continue reading

Night at the San Francisco Symphony

About that concert1 last night… Samuel Barber: Adagio for Strings, Opus 11 (1936) This is among my favorite short symphonic works. I think everyone in symphony hall literally stopped breathing as this performance came to an end. Denève held the hall in complete silence for at least a minute as the last sound faded from this earth. I was slane.… Continue reading

Replay: A Saturday in October

Replay I first heard of this simple iOS movie app, Replay, in the Apple Keynote this past week. It’s free. I thought I would check it out. Indeed, it works as represented: a really easy way to select photos and video from an event or day and create a fast, relatively interesting movie with a variety of theme choices available.… Continue reading