The Matrix Turns Twenty

One of the awesomest sci-fi movies ever came out in my life-time; it literally had people saying, “Whoa!” Yeah, it was influential. But the kinda scary/crazy thing that gets me now is this: it came out 20 years ago! On March 31, 1999, The Matrix hacked its way into our psyches and astonished us with its genre pushing sci-fi dystopian imagery and special-effects. And besides … Continue reading The Matrix Turns Twenty

Deleted My Instagram Account Today

Another day. Another deletion. This time it was Instagram. I had almost deleted my account back in December last year but just removed the app from my iPhone and left the rest alone. Until today. I dropped a nuke from orbit. There wasn’t much to nuke really. I had only just created my account in early August of last year. After about four months and … Continue reading Deleted My Instagram Account Today

The Geek Nerd False Dichotomy

This post is not to add fuel to a flamewar of geeks versus nerds. On the contrary, I think they’re two sides of the same coin, united on common ground. Thus “geek or nerd” is a false dichotomy. Geeking out on the grammar with a nerdy definition of dichotomy should help. From the New Oxford American Dictionary: Dichotomy – a division or contrast between two … Continue reading The Geek Nerd False Dichotomy

The Yarniest Hero Ever

Superhero movies are the thing. You’ve seen them. Bombastic special effects depicting classic good vs. evil revolving around a central protagonist imbued with crazy powers and a complicated story-arc. Then there’s Yoshi. Have you heard of him? Yesterday, my wife picked up Yoshi’s Woolly World for our Wii U – it was dirt cheap at GameStop. And wow, what a game! My five sons watched … Continue reading The Yarniest Hero Ever

Being In A Box

How do you define yourself? Who, or what, are you? Identity can be a complex subject because people are not that simple. We are nuanced. Maybe even mysterious. There’s something else that adds to the complexity: over-thinking identity. But then, swinging the pendulum in the opposite direction to over-simplifying a person’s identity is also tricky! Now that we got that cleared up…ahem. Recently I realized … Continue reading Being In A Box