I get a little tired of all the talk about the next generation. They are going to be world changers. They matter more than the rest of us. They will fix what is unfixable. The adoption of this language, primarily heard in religious communities, shows we have given up and put our very present reality… Continue reading The Glue Factory
TotalFilm.com posted an article about George Lucas hinting at Indiana Jones 5, specifically how he is currently searching for the film’s MacGuffin (think Ark of the Covenant, magic rocks, the holy grail, and crystal skulls). I would consider myself an avid Indiana Jones fan. Raiders of the Lost Ark was an impressionable film growing up… Continue reading After The Peak
Today I received a “Christmas Greetings” letter from a beloved organization. On the front was a group photo of the employees, spread out across several rows of chairs. After looking at the photo for a minute, I thought, “What is this image saying to me? Surely, they didn’t mean it to come across the way… Continue reading The Psychology of Group Photography
“A photographer is only as good as the equipment he uses, and a good lens is essential to taking good pictures! Do any of our facebook fans use any of the NIKKOR lenses? Which is your favorite and what types of situations do you use it for?” – Nikon, Posted on their Facebook page. Imagine… Continue reading The Self-Importance Revolution
There are a lot of voices out there. Every one has an opinion. Some opinions are built around knowledge. Few are centered around wisdom. A lot of opinions are merely lies that we believe or that we tell ourselves. So, who do you listen to?
I am a liar. I lie for many reasons: I want to be liked, I want to get my way, I don’t want to hurt the feelings of other people. Lying has become a cultural norm defined as political correctness or societal labels such as fair, balanced, objective and informative. But, what if all of… Continue reading I’m A Liar, I’m Not Fair, Most Certainly Not Balanced, But Doesn’t That Make Me Interesting?
I am the quintessential American: I want what I want, immediately. I’m not willing to wait, I demand instantaneous results, and anything worth doing should be able to be completed in one sitting. Recently, reality struck, much like a 2×4 to the head, and said, “Chris, if you want to accomplish something of value in… Continue reading It Takes How Long?
There may be a point in this post, but chances are it will probably just be a literary exercise akin to passing gas: relieving built-up pressure, emitting a slight smell depending upon what I just consumed, followed by a momentary sense of embarrassment. I have seen a lot of apocalyptic questions in the social media… Continue reading Are Those Church Bells Or A Technology-Driven Death Knell?
Two conversations today have been centered around the issue of our country’s debt problem, leading me to ask the question: Whose fault is it? My answer to that is simple. It doesn’t matter. As long as we are trying to “correctly” place blame, problems will continue to go unsolved. As long as we are holding… Continue reading Whose Fault Is It?
Initially, this was going to be a rant, I even have it marked as a rant, but with time and reflection a rant becomes something else: a message and a call to action. To the people of Generation X: Where are your voices? Those speaking out against the concerns of the present, helping to discern… Continue reading Where Are The Voices Of My Generation?