me's blog

Artist, Husband, Father, Teacher

This is my official site to share ongoing projects, writings, events and thoughts.

I am the child of a concert pianist and Navy Seal. I pursued jazz sax through childhood, then, as a young man, Architecture & the Arts. This formal education led to early career adventures in feature film production.

I am curious, passionate, loyal, dedicated, persistent and open. I use art and movement to share the fullness of life. I am happy with simple living. I employ dry sarcasm, irony and obscure literary references to express anger and dissatisfaction with injustice, ignorance and indifference.

Since age 10 I have pursued intensive mind-body training and deep inquiry into the human condition.

We Are All Special Snowflakes - Forget Identity Politics

Anyone given any thought to what happens when a #snowflake gets together with, say, 60 million or so other snowflakes? Mix in some high winds, as in the winds of change?

Let's find out.

We have a great opportunity to completely own compassionate politics. Forget identity. Healthy, well adjusted rational people all share compassion and feel empathy for all humans. Focus on this commonality.

This is really the struggle of our age. Rational, sane compassion and tolerance versus antisocial personality disorder tin pot dictators, unrestrained greed and naked avarice. In short, only a few people are FOR predatory capitalism and only survives because few recognize it in all its forms.

#weareallspecialsnowflakes #indivisible #resist #nonviolentprotest #postfactual #predatorycapitalism

Shunning 101 - Why Your Bubble Is A Good Thing

Facebook and twitter - all social media for that matter - are not open news platforms. They do not provide not an unfiltered public soapbox. We have confused social media with the free press. The algorithms employed make each feed essentially a private bubble. This is a good thing as it closely models a face to face conversation amongst friends. This is not a flaw, it is by design. Note the word 'social' in social networks.

In person, you know, real life, if someone bashes into your conversation with, "I couldn't help overhearing" and proceeds to spew a complete load of shite they are immediately and without deliberation considered assholes and are shunned.

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