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Are we asking the right questions?

One of the benefits of living in an area that draws accomplished people is that they create foundations that do things in their name. So it was yesterday that I found myself with an opportunity to sit in a room … Continue reading

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An illustrative moment

The Auburn Tigers and somebody or thing named War Eagle won the NCAA BCS football Championship tonight. A well deserved victory, as the Auburn side dominated. While second year coach Gene Chizik said “God was on our side” and certainly … Continue reading

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Why can’t we bomb North Korea with fattening foods, and reality TV?

it perplexes me that we, the most prosperous and open society, don’t respond to such aggression with our most powerful and hard to counter assets- stuff. Continue reading

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On turning 56

Once upon a time, I couldn’t conceive of being this age. Now it just seems like on the way to third base. And I don’t think many people around me know who I am, or why. Or maybe I’m just … Continue reading

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Holiday dreaming

Starting back in mid December I was bummed to discover that I am in a tribe with college educated and relatively competent folk for whom their consumption is more compelling than their compassion. I am referring to Laura Ingraham‘s elaboration … Continue reading

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The future is so bright—wearing shades indoors on Pandora

Friday night I went to the Arlington Theater to see Avatar. Nearly three years ago in the same room, I saw James Cameron pass on the SB Film Festival’s Attenborough Award for nature films to Al Gore. Cameron had won … Continue reading

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Way out west in SB County

Last Saturday was the official day of celebration of the Virgin of Guadalupe, a key figure in the acceptance of the Catholic religion by the indigenous people’s of Mexico. Her apparition on Dec 13 1531, just twelve years after the … Continue reading

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Beat the hangover

The air is full of those traditional sounds of fall- sniffles, coughs, and feverish moans. As the days shorten, pessimism has spread with the flu. This fall’s version builds upon a spring and summer of agitation and insecurity as the … Continue reading

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Command of the Audience

The concept is that an artist has control of the emotional reality of their audience. As performance in particular has become more and more removed from live interaction, this concept has moved to represent capturing attention as opposed to emotional … Continue reading

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The future of editing is in its past

Tom Skowronski often wonders in a blog over at Videomaker where editing is going, and why does it have to be complicated. The answers to his many questions are actually at hand, if one has any experience across the digital … Continue reading

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