Education isn’t something that happens in the first part of your life while in school.Â Education occurs constantly.Â The problem is once we leave school it isn’t always clear how we get our education.Â Gracian addresses this point clearly and distinctly.Â The people we choose to surround ourselves with are the people who become our […]
Way back in 1999, I wrote an essay called Valloween for one of my many now defunct webzine attempts called Ariadne’s Thread.Â I still love that title, but that was a different life.Â Â Each February, I dust off the essay and post it somewhere, usually in my Livejournal or whatever web site is currently the […]
I woke up this morning filled with season’s cheer.Â Or beef sticks.Â I get confused between the two.Â Either way,Â I have the holidays on the mind. Since no one uses the internet on Fridays, I’m going to sneak in a few fun videos I came across.
If the ninth maxim Baltasar Gracian put forth is one of my favorites, the tenth gives me chills.Â Not in an elated way but in a fearful way.Â The tenth maxim speaks of the two things I seek and want the most, fortune and fame.Â One of the reasons why I like Baltasar Gracian is […]
A week ago, several friends of mine and I got together to make short movies.Â We really didn’t expect to get much done because when we get together we don’t tend to be very focused.Â Yet, we all really wanted to get some things accomplished. We had only one complete script and two ‘improv’ type […]
I had hoped when I started the Defending My Life series that I would be able to have it culminate in some wonderful moment, a reveal, that would be cathartic and symbolic.Â If I were truly a smart person, I would have timed it to lead right up to my 20th high school reunion.Â I […]