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Forty Day Brain Repair: or, Why I Gave Up Facebook for Lent March 30, 2015

For the third year in a row, I have chosen to stay off of Facebook for the forty days of Lent. While many Lenten practitioners forego some guilty pleasure in order to offer a sacrifice to the Divine, I look at Lent as an opportunity to explore how some of my automatic and habitual behaviors are affecting my spiritual discipline. My definition of spiritual discipline is pretty simple: am I using my time and attention to become the best person I can be?

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BOYHOOD: Some Thoughts on Richard Linklater's Epic Film August 21, 2014

BOYHOOD is a stunning portrayal of the role of family in the journey from childhood to adulthood, and Richard Linklater has shattered the paradigm of storytelling with this groundbreaking film. I feel richly blessed to have had the chance to work with Linklater on an earlier groundbreaking project, WAKING LIFE, and that brush with him profoundly altered the course of my own journey.

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