EppsNet Archive: Life

Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road. — Jack Kerouac

I relinquish my plan. I act in the moment to offer what is needed . . .

Posted by on 15 Feb 2014

Some Links

26 Jan 2014 /

Making Life Look Good

13 Dec 2013 /

Do we try to make our life exciting so it looks good for our friends or do we really get to live our life?

— Fred Ritchin, a photography professor at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, in response to a growing obsession over taking and sharing camera-phone images

The Unexamined Life

2 Sep 2013 /
English: Bust of Socrates in the Vatican Museum


Socrates has said that the unexamined life is not worth living. He neglects to add, however, that the examined life is no picnic either.

EppsNet at the Movies: Confessions of a Dangerous Mind

11 Aug 2013 /

Confessions of a Dangerous Mind

When you are young, your potential is infinite. You might do anything, really. You might be Einstein. You might be DiMaggio. Then you get to an age where what you might be gives way to what you have been. You weren’t Einstein. You weren’t anything.

That’s a bad moment.

Chuck Barris was way ahead of his time in recognizing how many Americans are willing to make an ass of themselves on television.

The tone of the movie is inconsistent — is it a comedy? a thriller? a tragedy? — but it’s entertaining.

Thus: Recommended!

Confessions of a Dangerous Mind

An adaptation of the cult memoir of game show impresario Chuck Barris, in which he purports to have been a CIA hitman.

Director: George Clooney
Cast: Sam Rockwell (Chuck Barris), Drew Barrymore (Penny), George Clooney (Jim Byrd), Julia Roberts (Patricia Watson)

IMDb rating: 7.1 (60,888 votes)

Another Saturday Night

6 Aug 2013 /

“Have a great rest of your night,” the waiter says. “And a great Sunday.”

What about Monday? What about the rest of my life? Pretty limited success you’re wishing me here . . .

I am a humanist, which means, in part, that I have tried to behave decently without any expectation of rewards or punishments after I’m dead. — Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

Best Tip for Stress Reduction

27 May 2013 /

The best advice to reduce stress in your life is to stop screwing up . . .

Life is Losing

27 Jan 2013 /

We are all receding — waving or beckoning or just kissing our fingertips, we are all fading, shrinking, paling. Life is all losing, we are all losing, losing mother, father, youth, hair, looks, teeth, friends, lovers, shape, reason, life. We are losing, losing, losing. Take life away. It’s too hard, too difficult. We aren’t any good at it. Try us out on something else. But shelve life. Take life off the stands. It’s too fucking difficult and we aren’t any good at it.

— Martin Amis, Money

That reminds me — it’s probably about time to schedule an eye exam because I can’t goddamn see any more . . .

Have a Nice Day

3 Oct 2012 /

. . . and the dance ends, the joke is forgotten; and strength vanishes, and youth is past. — Kierkegaard

To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong. — Joseph Chilton Pearce

I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow. / I learn by going where I have to go. — Theodore Roethke

Another day, another adventure in participating in human society.

Posted by on 4 Jul 2012

Our lives improve only when we take chances and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves. — Walter Anderson

You know technically I’m not even really supposed to be here right now, might as well make the most of it …

Posted by on 20 Nov 2011

I’m holding myself accountable for my own destiny . . .

Posted by on 19 Nov 2011

Tiny Buddha: Today I commit to doing what I can—being there for those who need me, standing up for what I believe in, and choosing not to ignore my instincts when I feel that something isn’t right.

Posted by on 9 Oct 2011

Like so many Americans, she was trying to construct a life that made sense from things she found in gift shops. — Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five

In Praise of the Fighters

1 Oct 2011 /

Those who are weak don’t fight.
Those who are stronger might fight for an hour.
Those who are stronger still might fight for many years.
The strongest fight their whole life.
They are the indispensable ones.

— Bertolt Brecht

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