Why do we always ask, “What do you do?” That was the question Peppino posed and it brought up a couple of other questions that we ask one another when we meet: Do you have children? is one most often asked of women, as is, “Are you married?” Read Peppino’s post and its three responses. These questions may seem innocuous; it’s just “small talk.” But … Continue reading First: A Perplexing Question, Then the Awful Ones
I don’t know what to think about this movie, Jim & Andy and the Great Beyond. I feel like this movie is confused, but that confusion is because it shows just how confused I would say Jim Carrey is. I don’t think the movie is trying to say anything, but yet it is saying something. It’s a Netflix original documentary, a behind the scenes … Continue reading You Have to Know Who You Are
It was a sad experience when I decided to use the gift I have inside to create and offer music to the world and to turn it into an occupation (albeit a pleasant one). I learned the lay of the land pretty quickly, although I decided to reside in it for years … the problem was a simple one. If a musician/band did not play recognizable … Continue reading Who Shapes Our Culture’s Tastes?
Every year I take a week off and go on retreat. I do a lot of thinking, a lot of reading and a lot of walking through the woods. It’s my time to be more intentionally introspective and take stock of where I am and where I’m going. I’ve just been home a few days and the inner examination is continuing. The unexamined life is … Continue reading It Takes Courage