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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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You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows-

Today, the fifth day of the Jesusita Fire, there is a marine layer over the area. We are blanketed with a light fog. Neither the ocean nor mountain views are available. There is very little activity in terms of trucks … Continue reading

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Normal and customary

For the many people whose lives are forever changed by the fire, the need to assign blame and see ‘justice’, if not actually ‘make someone pay’ for this event and its consequences, this decision is a disappointment. Continue reading

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New Years Eve Surprises – You have to be there

New Years Eve Surprises- Sometimes, at the last minute, something happens that shifts things. There was the October Surprise, originally Henry Kissenger’s cynical statement that “peace is at hand” and more recently Osama’s 2004 threats that supposedly boosted Bush’s support. … Continue reading

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Tea fire- things I am not ignorant of anymore…

Miracles and hard work. Luck, randomness, or when geography meets physics. It has been almost 45 hours since I smelled the smoke. The ‘Tea fire” as they have named it, ignited a quarter mile from my front door. Within a … Continue reading

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Universal Access

Doc Searls has been riffing on “Mad Men” and the culture shifts since the period and values depicted there. For whatever reason I can’t post there, so let me comment on a particular bothersome comment there regarding ‘ Who in … Continue reading

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