This past week a girl told me that she hoped I would get a girlfriend soon, so that we wouldn’t continue to attract each other. Or something like that…I guess it was her way of telling me that it was over. It didn’t really hit me until last night as I looked up at the sky, and wondered how nice it would be, indeed, to share all these wonderful and exciting experiences about life with someone special. I’ve been without a GF for so long that I think I’ve fallen in love with the lonesomeness. Emotional right? Well, ya it is! And I’m not too afraid to admit it after seeing this lecture from Eve Ensler, author of the play The Vagina Monologues, which reminds me of how I’m such a pussycat.
Why do we as a society still deny facts and scientific data after they’ve been proven to be true? Micheal Specter plays with the speculation in his lecture at TED called “The Danger of Science Denial”.
Natalie Merchant simply has one of those voices so distinct, you know immediately it when you hear it. At TED she took 18th and 19th Century poetry and converted them to song. Inspires me to write a jingle! Here’s that performance.
And here’s (IMO) her brilliant and most memorable of performances on MTV Unplugged back in the day. (Yes, and it’s still brilliant!)
Jamie Haywood’s story about his brother with ALS and health care inspired me to take a look at my own health in this time off. If we had this user generated/open transparency data about health like with Jamie’s site “PatientsLikeMe” could it make a difference, but also, could it be transfered to accompany all patients will all kinds of status of health. It’s all about patient health care. Truly inspiring big idea! I have an appointment with my doctor for a long over-due physical in two weeks.
Man, you just gotta respect Herbie Hancock ‘cuz he’s just so DAMN COOL!!! All I’ve known from as an early boy was “Rockit”, but I have a new found affinity for this man and what he brings to jazz music. Innovative and ‘with it’ man!
Change. It’s not a new idea. In fact, it’s one of the oldest. In this TED Talk, Kiran Sethi talks about the relevance of change through child empowerment, and the results of this positive and radical idea that has swept India.
“Do on to others what you would do…?” Ah sorry, how did that go again?
Something nice for the holiday season on TED Talk Tues. Karen Armstrong’s talk to the world for the revival of the greatest idea of all: LOVE. A mix of religion and ideas. Please do not watch if you don’t believe in love. With that said, let’s change the world!