Haggler Uncovers Awesome Ponderables at Quicken Loans…

There are certain things I look forward to reading in the Sunday New York Times.  In the business section, you can always count on the Corner Office feature by Adam Bryant to have some nuggets of wisdom.  I also find David Segal’s “The Haggler” column to be well-written and informative… more »

Jedemi Chronicles Scripts: An Overview…

So far, there are four completed scripts for the Jedemi Chronicles. One has become an Kindle book and an iBook. Jedemi Chronicles – Volume 1 Ring Dem Bells: Tale of the Enchanted Jukebox >> A jukebox found by a café owner at flea market takes on a life of its… more »

SF’s Green Street & TV of Tomorrow Innovations…

We got word (via the TV of Tomorrow newsletter) that a Hackathon (http://hack.tvot.tv) is taking place from June 22 – 23 (all day Saturday and Sunday) at the offices of Ignite Video, 202 Green Street, San Francisco, California–the actual facility where Philo Farnsworth invented electronic television more than 85 years… more »

The Diary vs. Personal Journal in the Digital Age…

Laura Hazard Owen wrote an interesting piece for PaidContent about the role of a personal journal in the digital age. Her journaling experiences were of the keyboard input nature: I sat down at the big old desktop PC in my family’s basement, opened a new Word document and started my… more »

Only Different in Your Mind: Pirates to SEAL Train…

Sportswriter Murray Chass just posted an interesting piece about the unusual training program that the Pittsburgh Pirates are putting their young players through this Spring. To make the players mentally stronger and more able to block out distractions, the Pirates have brought in Navy SEALS. Per Pirates General Manager Neal Huntington,… more »

About Doc…

Doc is Ed Ricketts, a pioneering marine biologist and philosopher who influenced Joseph Campbell and John Steinbeck. Steinbeck used him as the model for some of his most memorable characters (such as Doc in “Cannery Row“) Also, “The Log from the Sea of Cortez (1951)” was a collaboration with Steinbeck…. more »

What if Sisyphus Shrugged?

You all may know of Sisyphus… the guy who was condemned to an eternity of rolling a boulder uphill then watching it roll back down again. Talk about laboring in futility! Sure, he was given a particularly wicked punishment for what has been described as crimes against the gods, but… more »

Artist Rendering: Allegory of Complacency – A Ponderable…

I’ve always like Plato’s Allegory of the Cave because demonstrates so well the way much of the world works — where shadows become reality. It takes courage to take the steps to seek out the light and pursue “true things.” I am reminded of what John Steinbeck said about Ed… more »