Unconventional Thinking

April, 2008

The More We Know About The World, The More We Dwell In The Dark

Thursday, April 24th, 2008 by Mark

I am watching this special man, this scholarly Pope, this Holy Father in snow white silk, bless the people of New York.These people of New York are the most skeptical in the world. Whatever story you have, they’ve heard it a thousand times before. And they will tell you so. And they don’t want [...]

Into The Black Hole Of Fear

Thursday, April 17th, 2008 by Mark

I hear it every day of my life.
“I am afraid.”
People tell me they are afraid of losing money. Of getting sick. Of being misunderstood. Of shooting too high. Of being misunderstood. Of shooting too low. Of breaking some kind of social code someone at Harvard invented. Of being disliked. Of taking a risk. Of doing [...]

The Mindless Pursuit of Pursuits

Thursday, April 10th, 2008 by Mark

Every day, millions awake, brush their teeth, get dressed, drive to work, tackle the emails in the inbox, attend meetings, drive home, have dinner, watch politicians lie on television, go to sleep and then wake up the next day to play it all out again.

This is what they call “living.”

Here is what they don’t do [...]

Failing Rock Group Games The Web

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008 by Mark Stevens

So I think Counting Crows is one of the best bands of the past two decades. No Led Zep but who is or was? At their best, Counting Crows was genuinely good, original, and at times (Recovering The Satellites, Anna Begins) exceptional.
And then they lost the artistic magic or Adam got tired or who knows [...]

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