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InjekTwit

December 8, 2010 Leave a comment

The vision for Injektwit was to enable businesses that didn’t have time or personnel to take advantage of Twitter to do so productively, easily and with minimal risk. A business, individual or organization could get set up on Injektwit in 5 minutes and start offering news and information in their specific area of expertise immediately.

Injektwit is great for Twitter newcomers but there are many tools and uses for the old hats as well. There is scheduled tweets, there is the easy to create countdown and a gamut of content creation options ranging from Biblical quotes to a day in history all which can be added to your twitter stream automatically or selectively.

Injektwit allows you to be you on twitter while it does the work.

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Popcorn Balls for everyone – Happy Holidays

December 5, 2010 Leave a comment
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Self Awareness

December 2, 2010 Leave a comment

A twitter buddy of mine got me thinking about self awareness. Thanks @Daisyface1. She pondered “When does self awareness Happen?”

Unfortunately in our society today, we generally leave it up to happenstance. Self Awareness is not something that is heavily promoted.

To be self aware is to understand that the opinions we formulate, the emotions we have, and the ideas we birth are correlated to our current and past perceptions and situations. That as an individual entity we maintain likes and dislikes, prejudices and preferences based on where we have been and what we have been shown. Ideas, experiences, memories define who we are as an individual.  Awareness also brings a certain propensity for growth, most whom understand that they are simply a collection of reactions to experiences would want to experience as much as possible to enhance that collection.

It’s different for everyone, the “intensity” of awareness will vary greatly for each individual but at some point in life, tragedy will happen. Something totally out of control that couldn’t have been stopped will be the catalyst to self awareness. For some it happens when they are young and for some it happens in adulthood with a friend or parent dying. Once its known how little control we have questions start popping up and the wall of illusion starts crumbling. Some answer those questions with religion and spirituality while others will not be so fortunate. Often time the “transcendence” is  a messy one full of heart wrenchingly bad decisions as we try and figure out which way is up.

We set up this fantasy of expected perfection from our children ensuring they go through a traumatic uncovering of how imperfect the world really is. There has to be a balance in early life. We need parents that cheer for success but allow for failure. Ones that acknowledge strengths and weaknesses, and promote realistically looking at who we are, and why we feel and think the way we do. Teaching children to try and see both sides of self and others with honest eyes. Ensuring they understand that no one is perfect, and no one is terrible unless they choose to be. To help grasp that opinion is just a reflection of perception.

If we could do that for a generation or two the world would be a different place.

Thanksgiving

December 1, 2010 Leave a comment

Jayden, Mom and Robin

It was an amazing time in Tennessee over thanksgiving. I got to go shopping with my dad, We sat, had coffee, shared a sandwich and chatted about manly things. It was great and those few moments are precious to me. I love him, he defines what I hope to be as a father. He’s always been there for us and I am deeply grateful. So we got to hang out a bit and my “Ma” and I got to talk late into the night. Shes my very good friend. If we lived close we would chill and go to movies and have intellectual arguments about topics few others care about. I long for their impact on Dorothy and fear that she doesnt see them or the Kahles enough.

I got to see my niece, Nicole Marie whom i love dearly. She walks with a purpose, shoulders swinging and chin jutted out. Looking as if shes got to be somewhere important in a hurry! This is a little story about Nicole:

This fella named Josh, who has been a good friend to our family for almost as long as mom and dad have lived in Clarksville brought his lady friend Kim lee to the house for turkey and libations. Well kim brought Nicole Marie a Shelf Elf – this is a little elf that sits on the shelf in a bedroom or somewhere and watches to ensure the child stays on the good side of santa. He reports back all the childs activities to the man in red regularly. So she gets the elf and goes sets it up and the adults get to talking. A few minutes later in saunters Nicole. “That elf Scare me.” she advised us somberly slowly shaking her little head. Mom inquires, “Whys that, Nicole?” Nicole sighed deeply and replied very seriously “I stare straight at that elf for that 5  minutes, and he stare straight at me for that 5 minutes and on that 6th minute he supposed to look away and he didn’t!”   Shes a doll and I miss her already.
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My sister and i didnt get as much time as I wanted but we were both running around and have pledged to remedy that come christmas. I did get to meet her son and hang out with him and his dad for a bit.

I got to spend some time with my grandmother. Baba, as we call her. It seems what ever time I get its never enough, She’s the wisest of us all and without her none of us would be here.

I didnt turn on a computer much while I was there and since T-Mobile service is kinda like having twine and soup cans my phone was worthless. I was pretty disconnected but really enjoyed the respite.

I walked in the woods for hours taking pictures and feeling all Thoreauish. I saw deer, Pileated Woodpecker and all sorts of other interesting avians while chatting it up with my adventurous cousin Ethan.
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There was no wifi here but I didnt mind in the least.

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All in all it was a great time and I cant wait to get back for Christmas.

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