Nightline – Darker Side of Sin City This was pointed out to me by the XXXChurch people. There is a whole other world under Las Vegas. Wow.
I watched one of the the Youth Specialities podcasts and they mentioned that we should start working with our graduating seniors now so that when they graduate next year they can transition into a college world easier. Interesting thoughts on how to do it.
I often feel that the extreme right and extreme left pull us into this kind of discourse. Not because they have any new ideas, but they just can’t bring themselves to agree at all with the other side.
I was listening to the Net @ Night podcast with Leo Laporte and Sarah Lane (standing in for Amber MacArthur) the other night. Somehow the subject they started talking about was a portion of the Conan O’Brien show from earlier in the week. This was an interesting, because Scot McKnight, a theologian and blogger that I regularly read just got done with a series about the book Generation Me: Why Today’s Young Americans Are More Confident, Assertive, Entitled–and More Miserable Than Ever Before. Both of these hit on the unique subject that with everything we have, people are more miserable. I see this with the youth group kids and the some people in church. Listening to the podcast Money Life with Chuck Bentley, he has been hammering the fact that we have put ourselves into debt to buy things that end up making us miserable. So we keep trying to earn money to buy our happiness, only to be unfulfilled. I won’t go into details, but there are people that I am close to that they haven’t figured that out yet. In fact, they once told me that the definition of insanity was doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. I think that in the coming years, that America will realize that we need to change…
My boss sent this around on email. I kept wanting to yell, “let go!”
Well, with a mere $549, I will own an Eee PC. On this pc is a built in Web cam and I think a microphone. Because of this, I may take a stab at a few things for podcast/vidcasting. It may not be pretty, but it will get me to see what I need to do to get everything rolling for my audio and video productions. So I have opened a Ustream.tv account . So keep watching the blog for new stuff.
I’m testing the video upload on Blogger, by using some old video I shot when Brendon, Ron and I stumbled upon active fire suppression on the way back from Smith Rock State Park, OR in 2004(I think).