Friday, January 01, 2016

Tomorrow at the Freight

The Tuttles with AJ Lee

Happy Sunday! Here's a beautiful bluegrass gospel song, River of Jordan, written by Hazel Houser. Don't forget to come hear us Jan. 2 at the Freight & Salvage in Berkeley, CA!

Posted by The Tuttles with A.J. Lee on Sunday, December 27, 2015

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

The Mighty Eight Pitch Video

via HBO Watch

Will production finish during the new year?

Monday, December 28, 2015

For a Resilient Future, Put Community First by Pamela Boyce Simms

Her view of Transition Towns and Intentional Communities:
In addition to their shared commitment to equality, both movements seek to cultivate wholeness. Wholeness—systems working purposefully in sync—is the definition of physical, mental, and community health and wellbeing. Wholeness is true resilience. An integrated personality manifests in strong self-esteem. Citizens working together improve communities. Cohesive workplace teams boost the bottom line. Conversely, separation and fragmentation are biological harbingers of disease, and sociological indicators of institutional disintegration. Horrendous income inequity, frayed nerve endings, office infighting, and the lonely, emotional isolation of lives lived in ubiquitous ticky tacky houses and strip malls, reflect illness.

Whereas the pursuit of wholeness through cooperation is embedded yet latent in the DNA of the Transition movement, hundreds of intentional communities already demonstrate just that. Irrespective of how diverse a group of people in an intentional community may be, they necessarily share an allegiance to the baseline value of sustained cooperation. Transition initiatives do not have that luxury.

Is there a thick account of moral wellbeing present here? Or is this just warmed-over liberalism in updated parlance? I would guess the later based on the subsequent paragraph. Virtuous friendship is not based solely on the need to cooperate for survival.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

And I thought the season finale was bad...

The Christmas special this year is even worse: The Doctor, the cuckolded buffoon. Or the beta who settled unknowingly for sloppy seconds, with River Song who was willing to sleep with men for material gain.

Steven Moffat, I blame you.


Webb Considering Running as an Independent?

Does he have any appeal to what is now the base of the Democratic party? He could promote his own version of economic populism, but would he be "cool" enough to appeal to the SJWs who run and fill the party? Is he more likely to take votes away from Trump than Hilary Rodham? And if he knows this, is this just a possible play to secure the White House for Hilary?

Would Trump consider picking Webb for VP?

Our next commander in chief must define a strategic vision for the country and accept accountability for past actions....

Posted by Jim Webb on Saturday, December 26, 2015

Hillary Clinton’s failed vision in Libya & the Arab Spring are foreign policy leadership at its worst.

Posted by Jim Webb on Sunday, December 27, 2015

A Comparison of Wing Chun Versions

Would it help one to piece together the evolution through the different lineages and the original/basic form? Would it support claims made about a distinction between traditional Wing Chun and modified Wing Chun in the Yip Man line?

Complete Wing Chun: The Definitive Guide to Wing Chun's History and Traditions (Complete Martial Arts)

Wing Chun Illustrated
Everything Wing Chun