In Debate About Food, a Monied New Player -... →
I am categorically opposed to anything Monsanto touches. I just hope people don’t start to believe the BS that this “US Farmers and Ranchers Alliance” starts to spew out, conveniently timed to begin just before their government subsidies are set to expire. This is grassroots as guise for Big Ag. Stop selling us misinformation.
What Does It Take To Be a Social Strategist?... →
…zest, grit, self-control, social intelligence, gratitude, optimism and...– The 7 character traits that best predict lifelong success. (The New York Times - What if the Secret to Success is Failure?)
D.J.’s Make the Music to Move Fashion Shows -... →
Bookmarking for spotify playlist making later….
Music as Product vs. Music as Art
a.k.a Does something need authenticity to have inherent worth? It’s come forth that the sultry Lana Del Rey, who has taken the internet by storm this month, may in fact only be a creation (or rather, manipulation) or the record industry. Another chapter in the trite tale of the pretty young thing (Lizze Grant) with a pretty young voice being hyper-sexualized, rebranded and matched up with a...
Remember the first rule of global warming. The way it unfolds is really “global...– Is It Weird Enough Yet? - NYTimes.com
If It Feels Right: The Death of Character in... →
This op-ed by David Brooks about the inability of America’s young adults to define moral dilemmas or comment on the meaning of life is the most disturbing thing I’ve read in a while. In a nutshell, without tight-knit communities, religion, or social structures, young people are left to believe that the right thing to do is whatever makes them feel good. There is no bigger picture for...
Wondering about game play mechanics within various...
Ignited by a Jewish studies class last night that talked about personal good and bad angels created for various sins and mitzvahs that fight each other. (I imagine an epic battle being played out somewhere for my soul…kind of like “300.”) This seems like the ultimate “gamification,” which according to wikipedia, “strives to encourage… desired behaviors,...