Archives for October 2013

To Invent Your Own Life’s Meaning Is Not Easy

From the creator of Calvin & Hobbes comes the best thing you’ll read today. Update: The cartoon was created by Gavin Aung Than using words from Bill Watterson. More details about this work here. … [Read more...]

My Thoughts on the Apple TV

A few months ago my father-in-law let me borrow his first generation Roku. I hooked it up to the smaller TV in the basement our kids normally use to play video games. I was surprised to find them using it more than I had imagined, and decided to purchase one of the newer Roku models for our larger TV upstairs. While at Best Buy I checked out the Roku 3 they had on display and was impressed at … [Read more...]

Losing a Friend

A German once told me that a person never has more friends than fingers on one hand.  To a 20-year old, that seemed absurdly low. But today it feels on the high side because I recently lost a friend. Recently, is my interpretation because it’s possible this person checked out a while back, and I just didn’t realize it. Losing a friend at any age is no fun. Yet this one stings because I … [Read more...]

We Make the Rules

I was a first year college student at the University of Utah when an art teacher introduced me to Jackson Pollock. My teacher explained that the process Pollock used for bringing paint and canvas together was shocking to the established artists of his time. Pollock would take paint and toss and flick it onto a massive canvas, often walking around it to get the best angle. His paintings … [Read more...]