Category Music

Dove’s “Real Beauty Sketches” vs. Beyoncé and Big Media – Objectification Wins Every Time

Dove’s “Real Beauty Sketches” YouTube has gone viral with over 30 million views and tells us that women are their own worst enemies when it comes to assessing their looks.  Yet, in a society where men control the conversation at all levels of entertainment, advertising, news, commentary, and yes, politics, how can women not be […]

Seeing Things In A New Light: Windless Kite Festival

A Windless Kite Festival (An oxymoron, if there ever was one.) Held indoors (Of course, where else do you fly a kite.) In January (Any other month every sane person would outside flying their kite — in the wind!) An annual event celebrating its 12th year in 2013 (It’s a joke. Right? What could there […]

Merry Merry Up-Side-Down Christmas

I originally posted this in 2010, but it still makes me smile.  So here it is: I clearly remember going into gales of laughter as a child when seeing anyone talk while up-side-down.  Chin talking is what they call it now.  I don’t think we had a name for it then.  And I don’t remember […]

Celebrating Creativity: Somebody That I Used To Know

It is always fascinating to see how creativity feeds and inspires creativity.  It’s a cycle that happens within and across every field imaginable. Ask any inventor, artist, writer, musician, designer or engineer — they seek and find inspiration anywhere and everywhere. Somebody That I Used To Know – by Australian-Belgian singer /songwriter Gotye, featuring New Zealand singer/guitarist Kimbra. It starts […]

~ Pondering the Possibilities: Growing Happiness

A common complaint seems to be that happiness is too fleeting to savor or too elusive to capture.   But, with a little cultivation, couldn’t happiness becomes a home-grown crop that is easily shared? Whenever possible — SMILE! Whenever given “the bird” — IMAGINE! Whenever you have the chance — DANCE! (Video Where the Hell is Matt?  via Running ‘Cause I can’t […]

~ Merry Merry Up-Side-Down Christmas

I clearly remember going into gales of laughter as a child when seeing anyone talk while up-side-down.  Chin talking is what they call it now.  I don’t think we had a name for it then.  And I don’t remember anyone dressing their chins with hats.  Or adding jiggly eyes. We weren’t much on embellishments.  We […]

Keepon robot created by Michalowski & Kozima

~ It’s Yellow and Round

And it will make you smile. Okay it doesn’t hurt that it’s paired with a catchy tune. Still, I’ll bet you can’t play this only once. But Keepon, the little yellow spongiform “peeps” looking robot, was developed with a more serious side – dealing with autism. Keepon was created by Marek Michalowski at Carnegie Mellon […]