Saturday, October 8, 2011

Miscellaneous Musings

Another Saturday with another few miscellaneous musings, this might become a regular feature!

1.  There's a great article by Lionel Windsor on the Briefing blog about forming helpful habits:
“Oh no,” you might be thinking, “not another article telling me to read the Bible and pray more!” No, that’s not what this article is about. What would be the point? You already know you should read the Bible and pray more. If you’re like me, your problem isn’t knowing it, it’s doing it. And that’s a real problem, isn’t it? So this is an article to help you understand yourself a bit more, and to give you a few ideas about how to go about actually getting into these habits.
He has good good tips to help those of us who want to form good habits, but find it hard.   Practical, commonsense and worthwhile looking at.

2.  This week's DVD was The Social Network.  We are finally managing to work our way through a long list of 'want to see' movies!

This Academy Award and Golden Globe Winner tells the story of the beginning of Facebook, from the perspective of two major lawsuits against it's creator, Mark Zuckerberg (played by Jesse Eisenberg).  As a movie it's fantastic: great screenplay by Aaron Sorkin (of The West Wing fame), great soundtrack, engaging story and interesting to watch. 

As a comment on society, people's greed and some of the billionaires the internet has produced: not so flattering.  Made me even less sure I want to remain on Facebook, which has been an ongoing issue for me for some time.  Good thing I am already thinking about the online life with The Next Story series.

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