I Wanna Be Bigger Than Elvis

My parents took me to see “Elvis Lives” at the Van Wezel the other night, and it got me thinking about my own ambitions. The show features three different Elvises representing the three decades of his professional life, from when he was the hip-shaking sensation that could only be filmed …

Better Blogging With Video

There is a very good chance that I am one of the world’s worst bloggers. Although this technology has been open to me for years, I have been very reluctant to take advantage of it. Far of it is due to a deep-seated mistrust in giving myself over to technology, …

What Word Would You Use To Change The World?

In the 2015 Oxford dictionary, there were over 300 new words added that did not make it into last years dictionary. Some of the new words include autotune, Blu-ray, boiler room, carnap, Christianist, comedogenic, crowdfunding, declutter, e-cigarette, ecotown, eliminationism, freegan, half-ass, hardship, hardware woman, Homo economicus, hot mess, hyperlocal, kryptonite, …

The Economy Should Flow Rather Than Grow

As I’ve been working on my latest book, tentatively titled Money, Sex, Power, and Faith: The Convergence of Culture, I have been weaving my way through the history of our civilization, somewhat following the path left by Charles Eisenstein in his book The Ascent of Humanity. As I read his …

Can We Develop Homes For People Instead of Profit?

Although it has become common practice in Sarasota, as it has in so many other expanding American communities, there is a problem with the “build it and they will come” residential development model, one that is contributing to the breakdown of community spirit and the lack of affordable housing. Should …