Should we care about artificial intelligence, AI? As someone pointed out to me, it's doubtful it will really replace drivers because a computer cannot make the same type of judgments. If a situation occurred in which a driverless car had to choose between avoiding a child and hitting 2 cars or vice versa, it would … Continue reading Can Consciousness Save Us?
As we measure and take stock of our differences, it's important that we not make them weapons. The attack on the mosque in London is in the news this morning and it has provoked a response from social media. Retribution retaliation anti-terrorism terrorism. As I continue to write my second book and stare down the … Continue reading Measuring Our Differences
When little things feel big, it's time to stop and reflect about those things that really matter.
Last night, I faced west and watched the sun fade. Most nights, I am awed by the beauty of the impending night. The sky a burst of color, I grabbed my camera and took a series of pictures, but a camera can never truly capture the wonder of the moment and all the other ineffable … Continue reading Small Moments
It is often difficult to separate chaff from grain -- to winnow the wheat in the harvest -- the truth from that which becomes hidden. The concept, of course, requires some judgement, but that only infuses things with potential conflict. Sometimes misunderstandings become dogma. When we don't understand first intent or first "discovery," we lose … Continue reading Mindfulness in Flux
... or is it just for the moment? Yesterday, someone asked me where I am from. I struggled with the question and more with the answer. It turns out it's not as easy as it sounds. Well where were you born? The Philippines. The Philippines? What were you doing there? Well, I didn't have a … Continue reading Life in Texas …
A lot of things changed that summer. Let's take it back to 2008, when things may have seemed more simple, easier, but for me, it wasn't. Sure, I was the typical teenager who did not really understand what it meant to have all the responsibilities I have now. But everyone has a past and everyone … Continue reading Inspiration Point: A Daughter’s View
Yesterday, google doodled Richard Oakes. I love google. Even when they were AI pretending to be IA and then did the old switcheroo and admitted it – well, sort of. I am prone to swim in strong underground rivers. And now…… Richard Oakes was assassinated, according to google. I wonder if that registered a blip … Continue reading Ode to a google doodle
If there is one thing my mom and I share, its our love for cheese. Whenever I reunite with her, one thing is for certain. There will be an assortment of cheese, and maybe a little wine too. I can always count on her usual question, "Megan...", and I always answer with "yea, mom?" Of … Continue reading Foodie for Life: A Daughter’s View
There are times when I miss my Grandmother. I miss her soft voice, her eyes that would twinkle with mischief, her quiet love. When I'm with family, I bake her Crusty Coconut Pie and she is with me. There is rarely a holiday when this pie does not sit on the counter -- the smell … Continue reading Crusty Coconut Pie