Miscellaneous

Dear Friends and Future Lover(s)

I apologize in advance. I could be wrong. I could be making a mistake. I've made mistakes before... Maybe it's my fault. Maybe it's me. Maybe I am reading too much into it. Maybe I am misguided. Maybe I don't understand. Maybe I just don't get it.... In the 1970s if you told people that [...]

2016-10-13T10:23:27+00:00 September 18th, 2013|Miscellaneous|Comments Off on Dear Friends and Future Lover(s)

Cameron Russell’s TEDTalk

Kudos to the extraordinarily brave Cameron Russell whose TEDTalk is the paramount of authenticity and a remarkable deconstruction of one of the myths upon which the empire named after Italian mapmaker Amerigo Vespucci was founded. Max Weber in "The Protestant Work Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism" wrote that the underlying ethos of our society [...]

2016-10-13T10:23:27+00:00 August 29th, 2013|Miscellaneous|Comments Off on Cameron Russell’s TEDTalk

In Marriage No One Can Hear You Scream

Call me jaded, but in my workshops on authentic relationships I sometimes joke that, "Marriage for life was a fantastic idea in the 13th century when the average lifespan was 27. But now that the average person gets married at 26 and lives until 77, committing yourself to one person for 51 years may not [...]

2016-10-13T10:23:28+00:00 August 9th, 2012|Miscellaneous|Comments Off on In Marriage No One Can Hear You Scream

Medium Fidelity

Two of my favorite texts from university explore the impending chaos that would erupt with the fall of the Judeo-Christian ethos. In The Second Coming, Yeats states that "mere anarchy is loosed upon the world." In The Greatest Danger, Nietzsche states that "the greatest labour of human beings hitherto has been to agree with one [...]

2016-10-13T10:23:28+00:00 August 3rd, 2012|Miscellaneous|Comments Off on Medium Fidelity

One Frame at a Time

When Cezanne prepared to paint a landscape he would look out at vast fields, hills, forests, and farms before him and arbitrarily choose a "frame." His painting would ultimately include a section of his expansive view within the left-right and top-bottom limits that held his canvas and he would exclude the rest. This framing would [...]

2015-08-28T22:14:27+00:00 April 12th, 2012|Miscellaneous|Comments Off on One Frame at a Time