Time is Our Most Precious Commodity

griefimage.I learned early in life that things never last. There are seasons in a persons life. I know we’ve all heard it our entire lives from our parents but to really embrace the concept and become cognizant of the changes you often have to experience them first hand. However, I’m here to tell you again. To urge you to wake up out of the brain fog of our routines lives and look beyond the day to day and imagine what you really want to do with the rest of your life.

I remember several crossroads in my life. Times when decisions I made affected the rest of my life. Sometimes I knew I was making them and often times I didn’t. But today, after 2 years of taking care of my elderly parents I recognize – all to well – one day you you will wake up and you won’t have the time to do all the things you’ve wanted to do. You will be gone and what will be left are the people you’ve loved. What is left is what you’ve given of yourself to others not the things you’ve collected.

Yes. It is nice to have things. Things that make you feel comfortable and make you smile.

Don’t waste time – it is something you can’t buy or ever get back.

Goggle Photo Sphere: Another Cool Tool!

1382920_51594322One of my professors from SDSU recommended this tutorial and I wanted to share this with my readers! Its an immersive photo experiences! I’m ready to start using it soon so stayed tuned for some examples posted over the next couple weeks.

Here is an easy to follow tutorial teaching you the basics to get your started: http://geojournalism.org/2015/02/create-immersive-photo-experiences-with-google-photo-sphere/

HBO Cuts the Cord – 2015 Trends

frog-152633Which industry, cable or phone, would make internet available to the home first? This was a question I asked 18 years ago at a technology conference in San Diego. My opinion was “cable” would make internet available in the home first because back then they had better customer service so extending/offering internet would be the logical next step.

Now, the next step is drilling down deeper. The consumers want choice – we don’t want 500 channels with only 15 that we really are interested in watching. I got rid of cable several years ago — I haven’t missed it much. I have an antenna so I can get my local channels. I subscribe to Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon. I would consider subscribing to HBO but I would much rather subscribe to HGTV or the History channel. But it is good to see HBO cutting the cable cord. I think they see the market changing. Lets be honest, Netflix, Hulu and Amazon are game changers, there has been a paradigm shift, they are what we like to call “disruptive” technologies/services. The way people consume information and entertainment has fundamentally changed.

We live in an exciting time — often it happens and people don’t even realize it. One thing I do appreciate though is our world is changing and in spite of the turmoil in our world there are so many cool things to be positive about. Lets keep looking forward without forgetting the real meaning of life and all that we have in the end – love.

Okay, yes, that took a weird turn but its true. So in the end it is all connected.

Here’s another article of interest.

iThinkMedia & Other Things

Yes, I’m going to take a moment to talk about other things on the site instea11002779_10205990473299606_1561424765_od of staying on track. Today I wanted to share my favorite tea with you. Its Lipton’s Vanilla Caramel Truffle.

I don’t drink coffee but I find myself craving a cup of this tea in the morning. And most of you don’t know but I stopped drinking soda over 3 years ago. I can say giving up diet soda was one of the best food/drink choices I’ve ever made in my life. I do however, still drink unsweetened tea, sparkling water and plain water with lemon.

So as my eating/drinking habits have changed and my cravings have changed too.

About 10 months ago I gave up refined sugar which was the second best thing I ever did with respect to food. I will go into that more later — but wanted to share my favorite tea and see what everyone else likes.