Saturday, January 13, 2007

Typos: cocoa farm (coca farm)

FoxFaith Films brochure: "Last Flight Out -- A young medical missionary assists villagers in South America who are being forced to work on a cocoa farm [...] until all the villagers have been rescued from the clutches of the Narco-terrorists."

Email: Netflix Support

Title request: Army of Shadows (1969, 2006)

Friday, January 12, 2007

Weblogs: Steven Colbert on the iPhone

Hilarious as only Steven can be!

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Quotes: "A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing" (James)

"A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing." -- William James

Web: A periodic table of visualization methods

Here is a virtual popup encyclopedia of creative thinking techniques!

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Musings: Adult sippy cup

I finally have my own adult sippy cup for slurping coffee in the car. It was a freebie from the trade show team's office purge. I just have never felt obliged to pay $15 for my very own commuting sippy cup, esp. since I've worked at home for all but 9 years of my career. Believe me, the huge cups I keep at home or the office more than match any amount of caffeine I could suck down while driving!

Monday, January 08, 2007

Email: Netflix Support

Title request: That's Life! (1988)

Email: Netflix Support

Title request: Blakes 7 (1978)

Holidays: Christmas carols

Nostalgia: Mairzy Doats

Weather: 36 for 36 degrees -- excellent!

Some mornings I don't seem awake or aware enough to feel convinced that a temperature estimate is right on the money, but this morning I did, so I settled on 36 -- and it was 36!

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Email: Dawn of the New Year [CM]

We can't avoid every potential mistake because we are humans and flawed (and/or inexperienced or immature or...). Yes, mistakes do engender sorrow -- but mistakes and sorrow are a part of life. What I tell friends is "Yes, we learn from mistakes -- but I'd like to learn not by making mistakes myself but by learning from others' mistakes as much as possible first." A corollary is that others may know or be honest with themselves less well than we know and are honest with ourselves -- so any relationship has its vulnerabilities. The best we can do is to try to better ourselves -- and associate ourselves with others who are doing the same.

Everyone suffers from some level of intellectual and emotional and spiritual disintegrity. The best we can do is to seek and cooperate with the Lord's healing in such things.

We are all in a way complicit in everything because we are a society. So we are all in a way responsible for helping and fixing everything -- to the degree that we can. The buck stops when another person says "I choose not to change for the better."

Everyone wants to be married. The discerning line is between desperation and prudence. The first brooks no delay, the second allows for it. Prudence is the beginning of wisdom. Just being aware of the personal and societal need for sanity is probably what keeps most of us, and society, sane.