Mar
10
2015

SXSWedu Part 2 – We are still Human

For the last couple of days I have sat through session after session of panelists pleading with the attended crowd to embrace digital citizenship and let go of the fear of ‘getting it right’.  I listened as people remind you that the current crop of kids, my kids, the kids now called Generation Z, are …

Mar
9
2015

SXSW 2015 Part 1

I am back at SXSWedu and I an going into this year’s conference with an eye toward social engagement. I hope to learn how far our sector has evolved from its constant demand for exclusive attention to the acceptance of a larger classroom beyond the physical walls. Have we finally learn to embrace fluid conversation with …

Sep
13
2014

Dealership Blues

Waiting for my car to be serviced offers a unique opportunity to watch and listen to other folks waiting for the same reason. Honestly it is a depressing sight. Many have a dejected look on their faces and slumps in their posture. The waiting room is drab, fake wood paneling lines the walls faithfully maintaining […]

Feb
6
2014

One Breath Quickie – The Brass Teapot

The Brass Teapot Poster

Movie: The Brass Teapot Director: Ramaa Mosley One Crazy-long Sentence Summary: A funny, yet touching at times, movie about a down-on-their-luck innocent couple struggling to make ends meet when their fortunes changed from a chance encounter with a elderly woman and a brass teapot that magically creates money based on the amount of pain that surrounds it to only discover …

Feb
1
2014

One Breath Quickie – Orange is the New Black

Orange is the New Black

Movie: Orange is the New Black – Season 1 (a binge-watched Netflix series) Director: Jenji Kohan One Crazy-long Sentence Summary: A comedy-drama centered on a engaged-to-be-married to a second guessing man middle-aged woman Piper Chapman that is serving a year or so long prison sentence for trafficking drugs during her younger years for her lesbian lover who is …

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