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Friday, July 27, 2012

Jason Chu recites his poem 'Colorblind'

The following video is a response to the La Jolla Playhouse's curious casting of only two Asian actors in a play set in ancient China The Nightingale.

This spoken word piece by Jason Chu is entitled "Colorblind" and speaks to the humbling fact that most of us cannot name more than two Asians who are prominently featured on television, film, news or radio... or even the Web. Asians (including Indians) comprise nearly a third of the world population and yet remain one of the most underrepresented ethnic cultures in all of mass media.

Roll on!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Hope springs eternal in Gotham and the world

May we learn something from the Dark Knight's rising.
Photo: Warner Bros.

Hi folks, it's been a while but I'm back. After a month of tech blogging and subsequently having that blog temporarily suspend certain activities therein, I now have more time for you.

A lot has happened in the past week or so. I've ended one job temporarily, applied to others, almost gotten hired by another blog only to be beaten to the punch, or the keyboard (during a power outage at my house mind you) by an earlier submission. Thems is the breaks I guess. I was luckily able to ask if any other positions were available and I was told that something would be opening up in about a month—fingers crossed.

As for disability and inspiration, the former hasn't been so much a factor, and truth be told, I haven't even seen the latest episode of Push Girls. But alas, I roll on into the Great Unknown with hope, perseverance and the occasional Subway sandwich to reinvigorate my soul's quest to conquer and triumph over perilous foes and in the process get jobs blogging, writing, editing, tweeting and creating as per the world's various needs while attempting to do it all with a smile upon my visage (also known as my face).

Also, I would be remiss in not mentioning the Colorado movie theater tragedy and the horrible reality of people who just wanted to watch a movie being hurt or killed in their simple effort to escape into a world of comic book heroes and mythical storytelling. However, it does make me value every breath I take all the more and I would hope that it has done the same for you as you go to work, eat dinner with your family or watch a movie with your friends. Life is just that fragile and precious and we should all be so fortunate to know this so that we might make the most of each experience no matter how small.

So with that I leave you with a hopeful message to continue to visit this blog while also enjoying life's simple and complex times with a greater vigor and verve and a smile whenever possible!

Roll on like Batman!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Darren Hardy of Success Magazine asks if you are on the right path

Are You on the Right Path?
by Darren Hardy
One of the first things successful people realize is the old adage, "If it is to be, it is up to me." Your success and your course is up to you. Jim Rohn, the late personal development icon, said you must ask yourself this question: Are all the disciplines I'm currently engaged in taking me where I want to go?
“What an important question to ask yourself at the beginning of the month, the beginning of the week, the beginning of the day. You don’t ever want to ever kid yourself—hoping you will arrive at a good destination when you're not even headed that way,” Rohn says.
Ask yourself if the direction you are headed is what you want for your life and if it’s your own direction.
“After you have answered these questions within yourself, then take it one step further and ask, ‘What am I doing that is working or not working?’ Debate it all,” Rohn says. “Let the power of your own ambition take you where you want to go, to do what you want to do, to create the life you want to live.”

Roll on!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Colt Cabana talks the Art of Wresting with 'Handicapped Hero' Gregory Iron

Photo source: Wrestling News Center

"Cerebral Palsy hasn't stopped Gregory Iron from doing anything in life including pro wrestling. Some might remember Greg as the wrestler that CM Punk and Colt celebrated while Punk was WWE Champion. Colt and Greg sit down to talk life 
and wrestling."  - Episode 63 of The Art of Wrestling podcast

Listen here!

Roll on!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Steve Jobs shares his wisdom on creating... anything you want

Steve Jobs unveils the Apple II, 1977
Photo source: Chicago Tribune

Here's a little something from my new blog at on Steve Jobs' vision of what creativity truly is. May you be inspired and as always, roll on!

Read Steve's life-affirming words here.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

The part of you that is real never dies

As your Wheelchair Philosopher, I support the idea that we are more than our bodies. We are more than our abilities, disabilities,  more than what we can do or what we cannot do. We are a part of a greater Creation—a creation that never dies. We are, at least in this sense, infinite.

Roll on!