Sunday, November 28, 2004
The reason all of this surfaced for me over the last couple of days is that I’m spending the weekend in the mountains in British Columbia Canada and it’s the first time I’ve been back to this specific location since I was 6 years old. This experience is unique because I had very specific image memories from my last trip here and I’ve been impressed by how accurate many of those memories are. In a lot of ways it has felt like opening a time capsule that I helped create 24 years ago and then get to enjoy opening and looking through all the images years later.
The most striking part of this experience is that it confirms that my visual memories from all of those years ago are really quite accurate and that there are many additional memories and stories tied to those images that I’m now able to recall. These additiaonl memories have a lot of emotional quality and power to them and it feels like a gift to find them again. It’s a lot of fun and very exciting to have this experience because it allows me to trust many of the image memories that I have from other parts of my life as being true representations of what I experienced all those years ago.
The great thing about the digital camera is that it makes it so easy to capture these images wherever I go. My mind can only remember a few of these images from each experience and it seems to get harder and harder to remember additional images as the years go by. By capturing the digital images it allows me to recall all of those other memories when surfing through the images 1, 5 or 10 years from now. Pretty cool stuff if you ask me.
Saturday, November 27, 2004
Here is a blurb from an article that is written by a woman convinced that she would be the most Low Cool person ever tested.
and From Daedalus,
volume 133, issue 2
Wednesday, November 24, 2004
I think this is an issue that hasn't gotten a lot of media coverage over the last week. I just wanted to make note of it as and FYI. It looks like Senator Boxer is already working on a follow up vote for early in the next session. She is going to need our support!
Here is a New York Times article about U2's day in NYC that included filming this concert.
There were a couple of topics raised in this movie that are of interest to me. The first has to do with the Incredible's son, Dash, and his experience in the educational system. The main message delivered his way seemed to be "don't stand out".
The second topic has to do with the life of a family in surburbia USA. The charictures represented by Mr Incredible, Elastigirl and the oldest daughter (can't remember her name at the moment) are very interesting.
The third topic is risk. The question of when to takes risks is of particular interest to me these days and something that I'm sure I'll explore in greater depth in other posts.
I wanted to get the start to this post published. I'll be back to add an update and expand on these three topics soon.
Tuesday, November 23, 2004
What do you think?
Part of me wants to stand up and fight for my community, country and planet and part of me wants to just move away from all of it. Problem is that the US is so powerful that I don't think there is anywhere on the planet a person could go to really get away.
This quote seems relevant:
Henry David Thoreau - "What is the use of a house if you haven't got a tolerable planet to put it on?"
I have to say that I have very high expectations for this album.
My initial reaction - So far I'm thoroughly enjoying the album - as I stated, I had high expectations for this one, and those expectations are being met completely.I'm looking forward to the long holiday weekend when I can just hit repeat on my MP3 player and enjoy.