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Tron found to be surprisingly relevant and entertaining

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Watched the new “Tron” movie the other night.

Expected to be not very impressed, but surprisingly I enjoyed this film, finding it both visually impressive and with a relevant and meaningful story line.

Now I may just have to watch the original just to get more of the backstory…

Moral of story: Don’t be that parent who get’s lost in a virtual world for 20 years and misses out on the kid(s) growing up.  It might be really cool in there but you’ll end up realizing that the virtual world will always be there when you have time for it, but the moments with your kids only come once and then the opportunity is gone forever.

Dang, well so much for that quantum physics experiment I was going to start in the garage…

Time instead to start that list of “Things the kids keep bugging me to do, but I always have some lame excuse as to why now is not a good time”.

Managing the flood of digital information and entertainment may be one of the greatest challenges for those of us who grew up as the digital revolution unfolded, especially those of us raising kids who are born into a digitally saturated world.

Most of us are still learning how to manage all this, let alone figuring out how to teach our kids the best strategies for managing all the ups and downs of information/media/entertainment/visual stimuli overload that comes with the digital age.

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June 14, 2011 at 3:20 am

An inconvenient union

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An inconvenient union.

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June 3, 2011 at 3:37 am

Welcome to MindOpenWhy!

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It’s the first day of my first real blog.      

Things may be a bit clumsy and akward as I start out.

Not unlike birth I suppose.

Like this picture of my son the day he was born.

Bring it on world!

In fact they took this within the first hour of his life outside his mother’s womb.

He looks a bit mad, and with the typical clenched fist as if to say to the doctor who just delivered him:

“If I could talk and walk I’d curse you out and punch you in the nose for what you just did!  What is this place?  I was comfy, warm, happy and then WHOA!  That was not fun!  But I’m here now and I’m fightin’ mad so you better watch out!”

But all that comes out is a sorrowful cry and the shock of a strange, new environment.

But not without a touch of victory in that raised fist and determined look that says:

“Well, I made it through that!  What else you got?  Bring it on!”

It’s like stepping out of the comfort zone where my thoughts exist in the relatively safety of my own mind and bringing them out into a place where things are less predictable, less in my control, more open to conflict and challenge.

A place where our minds can either be open to a collective process of creation that dares to question and freely accepts that “conflict is in the nature of existence” or a place where we try to hide our anxiety behind a facade of certainty and confidence.

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April 29, 2011 at 6:26 am

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