Category: Potpourri

The Hero’s Journey

One of my favorite bloggers… Barry Ritholz. https://ritholtz.com/2021/09/misunderstanding-narratives-the-heros-journey/ “A hero who goes on a great adventure, where a great challenge awaits; confronted with a crisis, the Hero has a crucial realization, allowing him to emerge victorious, returning home transformed by the experience. This is a great structure for creative works, as it sets up the narrative in 3 parts, including...

We are all Detroit

“Go ahead and laugh at Detroit because you are laughing at yourself.” — Charlie LeDuff, author of Detroit: An American Autopsy “It is more complex than simply (1) we were successful and grew, (2) people left and now (3) we don’t have enough money to maintain everything. Eventually the affluent coalesce in a handful of neighborhoods. Where they are outside...

In the News 2021/08/04

– Can we stop beating up Simone Biles now? https://www.cbsnews.com/amp/news/simone-biles-aunt-dies-olympics/#app – Before the NY AG report, Andrew Cuomo long claimed to be a champion against sexual harassment and attacked GOP politicians for staying silent https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2021/08/04/politics/kfile-andrew-cuomo-past-comments/index.html – Russian officials to investigate possible consequences to flipping space station https://gizmodo.com/russian-official-experts-to-investigate-possible-cons-1847423624 “This seems ripe for conspiracy theories. This is Russia’s last piece before they...

Live Webcams – List

Running list of my favorite LIVE webcams! (Note: exact channel names not given. Recommend you create a YouTube account and start saving to your playlist today!) UGH – I see that live webcams frequently change URLs. Please use the links to then find the channel so you can find the feeds again. Argghhh!! Live port of Miami (especially for cruise ship...

Live webcams of the World

A few interesting live webcams of the world. But as you and I know, this barely scratches the surface of live Webcam-ery on YouTube… (NOTE: Live Webcams periodically restart with new URLs so best to visit the home Channel to find the current links). Live Tour Around the World Webcams – with Lite Jazz Music (Boston and Maine Live) )....

Rocketman

Really enjoyed watching Rocketman the other day. If you have any interest in Elton John you will enjoy this movie, but the sex, drugs and extreme behavior is not for kids. But what a musical genius. And Taron Egerton is fantastic. His Wikipedia article (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elton_John) is a great guide to key performances, as is this Rolling Stone article. Start your...