1984 with a twist.

Do you ever get the awful sensation that something is off about your world view? Well you’re not alone. More & more of us are waking up and realizing that while Covid-19 is very much real it has changed how a lot of us now live on the one hand and on the other, how human nature never changes.

In the seminal classic 1984, every room is fitted with a giant screen that plays 24/7 a day everything the government deems the citizen should receive. Take this and play it off the very real way Communist China does this to…

The Holy Spirit often represented by a flaming dove.

Do you hear the Holy Spirit too?

Who could make such bold proclamations in the age of Facebook? Would you even be able to quantify what that even represents? “Maybe it’s just your super ego?”, as Sigmund Freud postulated at the turn of the century, seemingly assured in his assumption. He had other curious ideas too. Yet still, Carl Sagan, a modern Secular hero said during the 70s, the human brain is limited, thus it can only understand reality at the limits of it’s own biological limitations. Even from a Darwinian point of view, the mind is an animal still…

Have you ever truly loved someone who is not good for you? Have you been the person who wasn’t good for the other person? Relationships are complicated dances requiring two human beings to give & take. It’s normal for there to be struggles along the way. What you have to ask though is what did I do, right & wrong along the way? What parts of what went wrong are solely my fault?

The real tragedy is dragging other people into our unresolved issues, learning nothing from what happened and telling only ugly stories about the other child of God.

The Line Between what you do and what you follow are often so closely tied, they might as well be the same things.

I have a confession to make, I’ve been a Hardcore Video Gamer for most of my life.

Not until about 31 years of age did I finally decide that it might be a real problem. For some of you, it’s just a silly way to kill time, for me it was an escape from my station in life. A constantly reliable source of tricking myself into thinking I’m doing something when I fact, I am in most ways just killing time. …

The Image of the quote from Christ, 1 Judge not, that ye be not judged.
2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?
5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.

Matthew 7:1–5

“He knew in his heart the physical world was only one dimension to his’ existence.”

I wonder if it is because sometimes we lie or embellish the truth that in turn we struggle to know when someone else is doing the same? I suppose once again this only pushes the envelope on the idea that telling the truth always yields sacred fruit. Imagine a world where when people lie to you, it feels off. You know in your heart of hearts that the tone didn’t make sense. Their body language felt foreign to the message being spoken.

Dear Fellow Storytellers,

So here’s the issue with needing films written out long form before creating trilogies or seemingly endless seasons of content, you might find along the way that not all of your ideas are working, and depending on how tightly wound these ideas into your narrative structure, the more difficult it can become to root them back out, before production or even during. It can be painful as sin.

The Television Show Lost is another great example of the inverse principle in play, narrative structure so little, that by the end, the only real answer can be, a…

An angel sat watching man, whom, at this precise moment in time, wondered if he has indeed been given an unwinnable hand. The man sat, gripping in his right hand, a handgun of German descent, a force of judgement. Perhaps not the most accurate kind, but reliable according to the salesman, a few weeks prior.

The Angel, waited, as he had many times before, pressing down against an invisible button that paused our sense of time passing. …

AJ Lamm

I love to study and write about ideas, around: Catholicism, UX/UI Design, Creativity and Helping Others.

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