Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Now is Good

For the sake of simple conveyance of this idea, let's accept reincarnation as reality: Sometimes I wish I could be in touch with who I was in past lives and how I lived because if I lived before today, no matter how well I did or how much influence I had, I could not have had more comforts and conveniences than I do in this life. Even if I was royalty, I would have had to wear dirty clothes most of the time. No washing machines! Even if I lived in the pristine woods I would have had to weather storms. And the food? Butter unrefrigerated? Don't get me started.

Whether I was nothing or someone or an ant or a creature from another dimension I can't imagine right now, I am thankful for the comforts I have in this life. This comfort has a flipside, which is the fact that we've been damaging the environment and, like royalty our comfort relies on standing on the backs of those who do the dirty work. So there's a little guilt with the appreciation. To move forward, I have to look for the positive, and it's there: I am alive at a time when humanity has indulged so much in all of the above that the experience of conscience is something we can share; thanks to the internet, the good guys can collude. And with that, I conclude.

Monday, June 25, 2012


Stay with it - they are not tiny missiles, but maybe the sense of vulnerability, when the animated elements first appear, is intentional.

Relax and watch in high resolution, big screen. This has a happy ending.

Passing Through from Olafur Haraldsson on Vimeo.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Bryan May

I was going to say here's ten minutes of music to play in the background as you write or create, but it's really worth watching.  He knows how to engage with his audience.   He is present with the crowd, the night, and himself.

Friday, June 08, 2012

See "Each Moment is the Universe"

This is a beautiful story of subtle profound redemption. It is a favorite for a life-time. Watch it in hi-def on the full screen.

Each Moment is the Universe from bruce thierry on Vimeo.

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Transit of Venus: An Homage

And this is my homage to the transit of Venus today:

Here Comes the Sun

(I'm Your) Venus

Monday, June 04, 2012

Flash and the Grand Canyon

I love this joke. The setup (first video below) is about 20 minutes before the almost incidental punchline at the end of the episode (second video below). It's better to just see the whole show, but I made this because I love this joke.