I was very disappointed that I couldn’t get mom’s Echo Show to work and surprised to discover that I couldn’t call her using the Alexa app on my iPad. That it only works from my iPhone. Damn. Very disappointed. After several attempts we resorted to just talking over the phone. Damn. But in the rambling conversation she said something about how when she babysat the Eggers kids when they were really young, that she had no patience for the “we’re bored” whining. And that reminded me of this meme of why Mexican kids never complain that they’re bored… Then she … Continue reading Sometimes You Just Need to Wear Your Cowboy Hat
Who, in their right mind, is going to say, “To hell with the kids, let them fend for themselves, who need ’em.” Even those who aren’t comfortable around little ones or who have no desire to have any children of … Continue reading JBB’s Final Thoughts 24-Article: What Do People Really Mean When They Say… “We Believe that Children Are Our Future?”
DailyRandomShit for 2016-04-08: Puppyhood I’m busy working on the blog, new stuff to share and talk about, but I didn’t want y’all to feel ignored. So, Happy Friday, Internet and enjoy this little story about a man and a dog… … Continue reading Puppyhood
Diving into the Past without Drowning: Day Trip to Laguna Beach (1973) Original 8mm Film by Joe Bustillos Edited by Joe Bustillos & Random Chance Music by Smartsound Music, “Visions 22K” Filmed on location in Laguna Canyon & Laguna Beach … Continue reading Diving into the Past without Drowning: Day Trip to Laguna Beach (1973)
Recent events have reminded me of the John Lennon quote, “Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans.” I came out to Florida in 2008 because it was an opportunity to put all the things I’d learned … Continue reading Helpin’ a Brother Out
JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 13: The Problem of Dating & Blogging. Turns out my most popular blog posts have not had anything to do with religion. It might be popular, but writing about Dating might be bad for actual Dating. Also, … Continue reading JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 13: The Problem of Dating & Blogging
At a time when many would divide us and try to use our fears to keep from discovering what we’re capable of, it’s time to speak out against the Fearmongers. If you give yourself a chance to get past the surface and the labels and the fear, we are capable of so much good. Even the haters have some light somewhere that they are trying to shield from what they are afraid of. Let your light shine, said one wise soul. Continue reading Love is a Strength, Fear is the Weakness
Students this week have been reflecting on Dr. Pausch’s Last Lecture and this was one of my responses to a student’s reflection: Thanks so much for sharing your reflections on the book and the video this week. Alas, if we … Continue reading The Road Back
Sometimes when our technology gets out of hand the result isn’t the violent demise of humankind, but that’s not to say that it might not result in something worse. There are those who saw Spike Jonze’s “Love in a digital … Continue reading Her: “It’s Not You, It’s Me” In the Age of AI
JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 6: Digital Evidence of My Misspent “Youth.” Taco Beach, in Long Beach CA… There’s a reason I have such fond memories of the place and why I haven’t quite found it’s replacement here in Orlando. Links … Continue reading JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 6: Digital Evidence of My Misspent “Youth”
This video has been making the rounds this past week. One of my meetup.com groups actually set aside this week as a week to unplug from our technology and reconnect with those around us. I certainly understand the struggle to … Continue reading Unplug or Just Another Form of FOMO?
I’ve been back from California for a few weeks, dove right back into work, getting out of the house and keeping tabs on my health. Today actually marked the first time since my illness that I did what I said … Continue reading Trying to Remember What’s My Mission?