Thursday, August 28, 2008

Rappahannock Independent Film Festival

The Cobalt Season's latest documentary is being featured at this year's festival in Central Virginia. If you or anyone you know is in the area that weekend, please make plans to attend. It should be fun. If we weren't in the middle of moving, I might have made plans to.

Located in historic Fredericksburg, Virginia, from September 18 – 21, the Rappahannock Independent Film Festival (RIFF) is an annual event dedicated to promoting excellence in independent filmmaking. Please take part in this year's festival by attending the public screenings. Website is here.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Wisdom from Heroes

One thing that stuck with me from an episode last night.

"You must either choose the path of happiness or the path of meaning. You cannot choose both."

Who knew pop television could be so insightful?

Wasting Time

Last night, some friends came over and we watched JUMPER, one of the lamer films I've seen this year. And we followed that with 2 episodes of HEROES, also pretty lame, though I enjoy it.

A year ago, I would have felt guilty about this. I subscribed so much to the idea of hyper-intentionality that it would have been difficult to make room for an evening like this. Or I would have felt bad afterwards for having wasted that time.

But last night, I had fun. We all just chilled. And that was nice. While I still want to "make the most of every opportunity," I need time here and there just to be human and stupid. Like last night. So, I wasted an evening that could have been productive or thought-provoking or really, really relational or missional. But it wasn't. It was just chill.

And I'm becoming okay with that from time to time.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Not Alone

We're at the zoo...with everyone else!

Friday, August 15, 2008

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Nice.

It's cool to see SharpSeven in the author line of the book. Perhaps an overstatement, but cool all the same.

Friday, August 01, 2008

Troy Helped Me Articulate It

Thanks man.

He said that the path can take switchbacks and/or direct routes. Have you ever climbed a mountain straight up? Taking it on, as it were?

I have. And it's tiring. But it should be tried all the same. Because why not? It's a tad dangerous and you might not do it again, but why should that keep you from trying?

Still, switchbacks make the same route livable...perhaps more enjoyable. True, you won't be described as "hard core" and you won't be able to blog about your time, but in the end, it's all good. That you tried the path at all, that you tried to climb the mountain of goodness and health and virtue is a beautiful thing in and of itself.