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Refreshing Bible Spin, Threshold of a New Golden Age

Watching Bill Donahue’s videos makes me glad I didn’t throw “the baby” that is the Holy Bible, out with “the bathwater” that is religion. The book wasn’t the reason I sought truth elsewhere. It was the predominant spin on said truths that I’ve had problems with as to their usefulness to me. There are wonderful truths to be found throughout…

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The Gift of Meandering

Sometimes the best way to move forward toward your goal is, for awhile, to go sideways, backwards, or even nowhere at all. Linear thinking has fostered an obsession with laser-like “orientarianism” where, if you’re not going in a “beeline,” you’re without a purpose. However, I beg to differ. We’ve taken the soul, and hence the life out of water by…

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MMS Video: Post-Production Finals Week

This is Finals Week, for post-production of Understanding MMS: Conversations with Jim Humble. Today we should complete the Spanish translation for the alternate audio track. Frances and Dimitri transcribed the entire soundtrack to facilitate their researched for proper terminology and word usage. I have come up with the final front cover design. It brings Jim Humble from myth, to reality,…

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Jeff Lorber and Brian Bromberg at the Buttes, Pt. III

The last of this series. Here, the duo perform the title tune from Lorber’s CD, “He Had a Hat.” [googlevideo=”http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-5715575071379701782″] Before they start, I included some comments that Bromberg shared with the audience, that everyone should hear. Children are naturally creative (as are adults). The difference is that children do not naturally stifle their creativity. Our education system does that…

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A Couple of Weeks in This Life

While I wouldn’t necessarily call it a hiatus, I haven’t placed any new entries here for what seems like quite some time. I’ve focused quite a bit of thought and energy toward in other creative efforts, which included: editing the video from the 2007 Reunion Karting event in Riverside (which I’m finishing up now) videotaping a local performance of tenor saxophonist, Azar Lawrence at…

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Thoughts on Love: Wisdom for Children, Part III

[NOTE: This is the third of a 6-part essay titled, On Loving With Love, Not Fear. To read the second part, click here.] Children as ‘Information Sponges’ Children must, of necessity, take in vast amounts of information, as part of their natural humanization process that begins at birth, and continues through their formative years into adulthood. By the time a…

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