Friday, February 13, 2015

VD is here...

Valentine's Day

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Life #2

You would never know it, but this spot is right in downtown Austin, maybe 50 paces from my office...




Saturday, November 22, 2014

Politics, Morality & Civility :: Summer Meditations :: By Vaclav Havel

There are some sharp parallels between what Vaclav Havel is writing about in the first chapter of his book "Summer Meditations" - what was happening during the Velvet Revolution in the new Czech Republic - and the current state of "things", politics, life, capitalism in the United States. Oh, and don't forget civility. I suppose we can throw in morality in a fundamentaltruthoftheUniverse sorta way, as in right vs. wrong do the right thing and do the thing right.

It's the first time I'm reading it, and thought I would share.

Summer Meditations :: Chapter 1 :: Politics, Morality and Civility :: by Vaclav Havel

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Note to self


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Friday, September 26, 2014

El Crux

The crux of our collective lifetimes...this life, this time, is that in the face of increasing population and dwindling resources, resources we should not be combusting/reacting/burning/cutting/digging, frugality, a frugal lifestyle, has never been part of the equation. That's because of our consumption based/principled economy, which is based on the myth of perpetual growth. To me, that is the crux of my time on this Earth. So few individuals are adopting a frugal lifestyle - yes, growing numbers, but still too few to make a difference. I doubt, as a "sentient" species, we have the balls to do what it takes on a global scale, but that's okay. If we don't, Mother Earth will do it for us.

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Friday, July 25, 2014

Iraqi Tango


The story of the paralleling lives of a war traumatized marine and an upscale Argentinian prostitute whose worlds collide in the underground network of sex trafficking.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Milongueros - thanks Nina P...!

I have never seen the film "Tango Bar" with Raul Julia...I see that it's available in its full length on YouTube...

However, I would offer this version of La Cumparsita as an alternative sound track...

Or this one, for a little more the staccato piano and violin picking in this version...when I used to DJ, I would usually play two or three versions of La Cumparsita as the last song...chosen from the 40 or so versions I've collected over the years...

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Alan Watts on Waking Up