Apr 282015
Renegades ~ by X Ambassadors ~ Jeep Commercial

Yet again, my music taste is expanded by music used in a commercial. As Apple did for Feist’s “1,2,3,4”, Jeep does for the X Ambassadors’ “Renegades.” I simply can’t get the melody out of my head, nor the message out of my soul. We all need to be Renegades at some point in our lives.

Feb 192015
When you grow up, I want you to be...but as a kid

Honey, when you grow up I want you to be assertive, independent, and strong willed. But while you’re a kid, I want you to be passive, pliable, and obedient. I suppose there’s a lot of truth to the mother’s words. Getting past that childhood message is tough. Parenting a child who possesses that adult attitude must also

Feb 152015
Nearly 20 minutes of a 60 minute TV program are commercials

This fact boggles my mind: Nearly 20 minutes of almost every hour of TV programming is commercials. Put another way: Nearly a third of my TV viewing time is commercials. It drives me away from network and cable television programming and toward pay sites like Netflix and Amazon Prime. It’s not that the advertisers sponsoring

Feb 022015
Listen and you might learn something new ~ Dalai Lama

Nice point by the Dalai Lama. Not that speaking can or should be avoided entirely. Asking questions and sharing your views has tremendous value and is absolutely necessary for the “market of ideas” to work. Indeed, I think you can learn a lot in the process of trying to express yourself. But an emphasis on