Browsing All Posts published on »May, 2008« – Visual Dictionary/Thesaurus

May 30, 2008


Thanks to Marko for posting this. An incredible visual dictionary tool for creative development. Below is what happened when I typed in the word “power.” The linguistic connections happen in bubbles, visually. You can then double-click on those words to continue the bubbling. Check it out. For all the techies, you can even download […]

Lars and the Real Girl – Are We All Delusional?

May 30, 2008


When this movie showed up in Netflix, my wife was curious what I had rented. Sure. Just read a portion of the synopsis: Ryan Gosling plays the title character in this oddball comedy about a delusional young man who buys a life-size sex doll over the Internet — and then falls in love with her. […]

TED Talks Worth Talking About | Mark Bittman – What’s Wrong With What We Eat

May 30, 2008


WHAT’S WRONG WITH WHAT WE EAT? In this fiery and funny talk, New York Times food writer Mark Bittman weighs in on what’s wrong with the way we eat now (too much meat, too few plants; too much fast food, too little home cooking), and why it’s putting the entire planet at risk. Here are […]

Oakland Preacherman – Are We All Crazy?

May 26, 2008


This article in is a story of Vincent Pannizzo, a graduate of Rutger’s University and former Ph.D. student at Cal who left it all, including family, to become a street preacher in Oakland. You can read about his reputation, and hear a sample of the “church” service that was recently held under an overpass. […]

Louie, Laminin, and a Leap – Religious Devotion and Accurate Facts

May 23, 2008


This talk by Louie Giglio has been circulating in my inbox lately from several sources. Giglio, talking about how Christ “holds all things together” alludes to Laminin, a protein in the shape of a cross as the capstone image for the kind of reality the Bible describes. For those of the Christian persuasion, it’s a […]

TED Talks Worth Talking About – Brian Greene

May 22, 2008


Physicist Brian Greene explains superstring theory, the idea that minscule strands of energy vibrating in 11 dimensions create every particle and force in the universe. This 19:06 minute talk explains how physicists are striving for a unified theory of how the universe works and holds together. What are the implications of physicists achieving a unified […]

Dr. Paul Farmer in Haiti

May 17, 2008


Watch this: The work of Dr. Farmer and his team must be applauded. As FindingRhythm mentioned, His story is incredible, inspiring, humbling. Playing in a rock band never seemed so lame. While I can’t comment on playing in a rock band, this poses for me a couple observations. 1. OF ALL THE PHILOSOPHICAL AND […]