Category Archives: Creativity

Upcoming Movies

A list of movies I am looking forward to, in no particular order:

Anything on this list or not on your radar for upcoming must-see movies?

Guitar Ice

It seems like every time I have a cool delicious beverage in front of me, I’m always wishing it had some sort of… musical instrument in it. Now my wish is granted – that’s right, Guitar Ice!

Big Mac Attack

Attack of the Big Mac – only you can stop them!

Indexed

Indexed, the frustratingly brilliant work by Jessica Hagy, is absolutely in my current required daily reading list.

Why is her brilliance frustrating? Because I should have thought of that, dammit. 😉

My current favorite: Rock On! There’s Cream Cheese!

Plan B

Pshaw! Xplorers or Scrabulous maybe, but World of Warcraft? Not my bag, baby.

Seriously, the cartoon linked above is just a tad too close to home for comfort some nights.

New Bees

While this isn’t a complete or perfect solution, I’m heartened a bit by this article about native bees taking over the pollination duties for a few of their honeybee brothers.

On the Butler Farm and six other sites, scientists are attracting a variety of native bees by planting 1.5 miles of hedgerows made up of 25 species of plants that bloom in the spring, summer, and fall. In addition to preventing soil erosion and shading streams, the hedgerows provide abundant pollen and nectar for crop-pollinating bees. Interspersed in the hedgerows are blocks of wood with holes and bare patches of earth for nesting.

Sci-Fi: Last Bastion of Philosophical Writing?

This article by Clive Thompson argues that Science Fiction may be the last great source of philosophy and new ideas out there.

If you want to read books that tackle profound philosophical questions, then the best — and perhaps only — place to turn these days is sci-fi. Science fiction is the last great literature of ideas.

While it makes sense to me that science fiction would lend itself to exploring seemingly far-fetched ideas and new ways of looking at reality (or ignoring our own reality all together), I’m not necessarily convinced it is the only source. Having read as many self-development/business/personal-growth books (or whatever the heck you want to call that “genre”) as I have, I definitely think that the journey inwards, deeper into who we are and how we get back to some semblance of order and peace amidst the world we face today, is one still very ripe for discovery.

And of course, as we go deeper into self-discovery, science fiction authors can use those discoveries and ask all sorts of new “what-ifs” from them.