WitGlass Unfiltered #71: Two Movies, Two TV Shows, and Fifteen Songs

In this episode, I discuss coffee grinder settings, French roast coffee, and Trader Joe’s Guatemalan Extra Dark Roast. I also discuss *You’ve Got Mail,* *Notting Hill,* *How I Met Your Mother,* *New Girl,* and the power of song in building the emotion of a scene.

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WitGlass Unfiltered #69: Life is Bright

In this episode, I discuss the difficulties of life along with a reminder that life isn’t all dark clouds and lightning bolts. It is full of beauty and light and love and kindness—and we can choose to enjoy it or not. Plus I talk about Napoleon Hill and read a couple hymn lyrics.

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WitGlass Unfiltered #66: We are All Broken

Every one of us is damaged, an imperfect version of humanity, and if we want to participate in civilized discourse, we must be honest about this reality. Recent events in Charlottesville, VA, and around the country draw out the importance of admitting our own weaknesses and flaws, and treating other people fairly means recognizing the log in our own eye. This episode addresses the idea of the brokenness in each of us, and I read some original poetry related to this idea, including a poem titled “Racial Unrest,” written nearly a year-and-a-half prior to this episode.

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WitGlass Unfiltered - Episode 33

If you’ve been listening to the show the past few weeks, you know how excited I’ve been about getting to visit with one of my favorite singer-songwriters, Lex Land. In this episode, she fulfilled the dream. She was as gracious as you can imagine, through the whole process, and she kindly talked with me for a full hour. As with all *WitGlass Unfiltered* episodes, there was no do-over, no second take, no editing. So what you get is an unfiltered conversation with Lex Land. Enjoy!

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WitGlass Unfiltered - Episode 27

Apple’s WWDC is coming up this week, starting with the keynote address on Monday, June 5th, at 10am PDT / 1pm EDT. This episode is the first of two parts covering Apple’s potential announcements. This first part focuses on the potential hardware announcements that seem most likely, given that WWDC is related primarily to programming and development. I touch on chipsets, including the dedicated AI chip that Apple is rumored to be developing.

 

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WitGlass Unfiltered - Episode 26

First I talk about coffee, then a couple headlines related to Kathy Griffin, Trump, and the Paris Climate Accord. Next, I’ve been talking about Lex Land’s new project, One Big Dark Room, for a couple weeks now, and at last I’m delighted to introduce you to her newest release, *From Hell, With Love.* First I talk about a couple headlines related to Kathy Griffin, Trump, and the Paris Climate Accord. Finally, I am delighted to offer you another original poem titled “Shards of Memory.”

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WitGlass Unfiltered - Episode 22

In this episode, I talk about some new features coming to the website, James Blount’s album *Moon Landing,* and a couple annoyances about education. I wanted to get to headlines, but I took too long on the rest of it—so, next time we’ll talk headlines.

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WitGlass Unfiltered - Episode 18

In this episode, I discuss headlines touching political and technology topics. I start with a reference to ABC’s *Designated Survivor,* when President a character compliments President Kirkman on his rhetorical skills and another character responds, “That’s because he means it.” That is the essence of this episode’s theme: Say what you mean and mean what you say. Unfortunately, we can’t trust mainstream media of any stripe to do that, and we certainly can’t trust the overwhelming majority of our politicians to do that. Insincere bluster is the name of the game in national American politics. But it isn’t just in politics; the insincere bluster related to technology “reporting” is just as bad. Enjoy!

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