On November 8th I forgot to close the door to my shed. On Friday November 9th I walked out, opened the door and found it was partially blocked and the entirety of my shed had been ransacked!! I thought I had been robbed!
In my confusion I quickly turned to the most valuable items which are my computers and I saw that the Mac was on the ground, my work computer closed and in place and the monitor on its face over my work computer. I then became quickly aware of the overpowering stench of a furry animal and had thought a coyote might still be inside!
I’ve written quite a bit about this new show Cobra Kai in the past couple of posts but thought it deserved it’s own post. Cobra Kai is a new series on YouTube Red which continues the Karate Kid saga of the ’80s but from Johnny’s point of view and it is completely awesome. I watched the whole series in two days and it really had a profound effect on me.
We went to my youngest child’s first San Francisco Giants game on Tuesday, May 15th and vs. The Cincinnati Reds. The Giants won 5-3 and it really was a night to remember!
I am not much of a sports fan but am able to get tickets since the Giants are my customer. The thought about getting my youngest to his first baseball game came when I took a customer to a Giants game last month. Looking up at the board I saw Japanese Heritage Night was on the 15th and that it might be a great opportunity. I am also switching jobs soon where the Giants might no longer be my customer so we should take the opportunity while we have it. Furthermore, they were playing they were playing the Cincinnati Reds which of course are from my home state of Ohio. So needless to say it was a perfect game for his first. What I didn’t know is how fantastic it would be.
I’ve finally completed The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
I’ve always wanted to play Zelda ever since I was a kid and saw my friends who had a Nintendo playing. My best friend had a Sega and so that is what I wanted and I remained in the Sega camp all the way through Genesis. Since the ’90s I’ve not bought a console but thought it was time as my son was getting older and only had my old games which were played on an emulator on the computer. And so I bought Zelda on a whim thinking it might take me back to my childhood a bit.
Jim Carrey shares the startling realization he came to after years of fame: it’s totally pointless to spend our whole lives creating and curating some specific identity for ourselves.
This is all ego: desiring to be important, to be someone, to matter. In reality, this grasping at a singular identity brings us only pain and suffering, for three main reasons. One, it introduces a separation between us and all other beings that dishonors our inherent, interconnected nature. Two, it deludes us into thinking that things are not supposed to change—that we are not supposed to change. Three, it leads us away from resting in our own basic goodness, as it makes us feel that we aren’t enough just as we are, right now.