Other Blog Posts
Tomorrowland: The Future Ain't What It Used to Be
Tomorrowland is a movie about the way that we think about the future, and as the old saying goes, the future ain’t what it used to be. There was a time not so long ago when we looked to the days to come and envisioned marvels; now when we look to the future, what we see is often bereft of hope. This is the central problem that Tomorrowland seeks to address, and it’s a question worth pondering.
Politics Ruins Everything
Recently, my fascination with New Orleans history and culture led me to a book titled The Mysterious Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau, by Ina Johnson Fandrich. The author's use of the language of academia concerning questions of race and power led me to consider the pernicious influence of politics on our ability to communicate with one another.
An Interview with Jane Getz (Transcription)
I had the opportunity to interview music producer,songwriter, and musician Jane Getz, about her new book Running With the Big Dogs. In the course of the interview we discussed Jane's experiences playing as a seventeen year-old jazz "sideman" in New York City in the 1960s.
Fitness & Free Will
For the past two and half years, I have been following a path of health and weight loss that has seen me doing things I never dreamed I was capable of. The lesson I learned from this, for perhaps the first time in my life, is that I truly am capable of achieving whatever I set my mind to.
Giants Among Men at Liberty On the Rocks Flatirons
At Liberty On the Rocks on June 9, 2014, I was fortunate enough to get to deliver a dry run of my presentation for Denver ComicCon, which I would be giving later that week. This was a phenomenal opportunity, and I think we all had a great deal of fun. Of course the attendees at LotR events are far more liberty-minded than many of the ComicCon attendees, so it took a little bit effort to shape the discussion that followed in a direction that would adequately prepare me for the con. In the end it was very well worth it.
The video comes in two parts. Part 1 is the presentation itself, Part 2 is the discussion that followed.
Many thanks to Mike Shelton and Bryan Cutsinger for making room in the schedule at the last minute in order to accomodate the request. Many thanks as well to my "Gods Among Men" compadre, Len Zheleznyak, for putting together such a dynamite PowerPoint presentation, and for doing so much to develop the content with me.