Sunday, November 29, 2009
i've been thinking the past couple days about how the next generation(s) will rebel against mine. i couldn't really think of any way my generation is extreme in a bad way. how blind i am to the acceptable weaknesses of my cultural generation! but tonight i came up with my prediction. i think the next generation will reject our high importance placed on emotional health. i think they will "go back to the land" and embrace hard work and determination. i think they will mirror the great depression generation.
this flies in the face of ideas that the next generation will be more technically advanced, more leisurely, and more connected electronically. i think that their motto will be: "suck it up, life is pain"
i think chap clark's book hurt has a good point. i've been noticing more lately how much pain the high schoolers are in. it debilitates them. what will they learn to do with their pain that they are so well-equipped to describe?
Sunday, November 22, 2009
my friend luci from l'abri is the blonde in the blue dress on the right for the first part of the video. she was an artist in residence for imogen heap for awhile. pretty awesome!
Friday, November 20, 2009
This was shown before Twilight: New Moon at the midnight showing last night. I think this captures a feeling of my generation. I don't really know how to articulate it beyond saying that. This is pretty good art.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
- Everyone’s doing the best they can
- don’t give advice; share experience, life, and hope.
- when the student is willing the teacher appears
- boundaries and unconditional love
- back off until they respect the boundaries
There's a lot I can learn from these men and women in al-anon about life and relationships. I think I'm going to start going regularly.
Monday, November 16, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Sunday, November 8, 2009
way to go, jay-z. i think he got kind of awkward toward the end, not knowing what exactly to do after his rap. "uh huh...you got it." he just kind of danced around. good thing it's not too hard to make stuff up when you're the definition of cool.
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
I like the idea that a country can look at more than capitalistic markers for success for their country. However, like many idealistic methods of governance, focusing on "Gross National Happiness" isn't really helping the thousands of Bhutanese refugees living in camps around the country. Oh well, good idea anyways.