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Family Snapshot 13 November, 2006

Posted by paralleldivergence in Half-Life 2, Music, My Thoughts, Peter Gabriel.
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For some people, life blossoms and pampers. For me, life aches.

Why is your life spent in eternal sunshine while mine is in perpetual fog? I commute sixty miles each day just to make ends meet while you have no concept of what either end actually is. People hang on your every word. People hang up on me.

Family Snapshot

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Which is Stronger, Manfluence or Godfluence? 4 November, 2006

Posted by paralleldivergence in Brad & Phil, education, God, My Thoughts, Political Correctness.
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I’ve often thought about the situation of the world. If I was born in India, I’d probably be a Hindu. If it was Brazil, I’d be Roman Catholic. If I was born in Iran, there’d be little chance of being anything but a Muslim. And if I was born in the Bible Belt in the United States, I’d be “born again” right after I was born.

Manfluence or Godfluence?

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Will P.C. Destroy the World? 21 October, 2006

Posted by paralleldivergence in apple, Borat, Brad & Phil, education, mac vs windows, My Thoughts, Political Correctness, windows.
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No, I’m not referring to Microsoft’s undeserving world dominance at the expense of Apple, I’m talking about Political Correctness. To most people, P.C. is viewed as little more than a joke, but this perception has given it the ability to insidiously erode the foundations and values that make up a democratic society. Like a termite colony, P.C. has been munching on logic, commonsense, discussion and free speech. Our society depicts a strong, healthy and modern facade, but a tiny scratch to the surface reveals an unsure, hesitant, cautious, insecure and frightened population.

Politically Incorrect

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Brad & Phil: Parallel Divergence 12 October, 2006

Posted by paralleldivergence in Brad & Phil, Half-Life 2, My Thoughts.
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Since my son inspired me to start a blog and helped me with the layout, I decided to give him a little job.  A blog that’s just full of text can be pretty boring in spite of the best creative writing efforts that may have gone into constructing it.  A good blog needs a hook.  Now I know it’s been done before, but I think if I include a (hopefully) witty and original cartoon with most of my posts, then that may just be the hook I need.

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Things change… 10 October, 2006

Posted by paralleldivergence in Brad & Phil, My Thoughts.
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While I’ve been writing software and making websites for many years, one thing I’ve never had is a blog.  It’s obvious that I’m jumping into this scene relatively late, but for me it’s just another reinforcement that things change

This is particularly so if technology has any sizable part of your life.  Just when you think you’ve got it all together.  Just when you think things are going well.  Just when you think you know exactly where you are heading.  Suddenly there’s a curve. Suddenly there’s a hill. Suddenly your clear vision’s obscured. That’s change

Problem is, we all need to have a role in change. Some people drive change – like the YouTube co-founders that just converted their 20-month old website into a US$1.65B windfall.  Some people are early-adopters of change and end up leading a huge band of followers of change. Some people only change as a very last resort – when they absolutely have to.  Then unfortunately, some people never change. And we have to live and work with all of these types of people. It’s no wonder true change is so difficult to achieve.

Parallel Divergence is my small tangible effort to facilitate certain aspects of voluntary change with some of those people I come into contact on a more regular basis. By adding your comments, maybe you can help me change as well.

Brad & Phil #002