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Transformation

Transformation

Transformation is a goal for many of us, and there are many routes to get there, both conventional and unconventional. Find out more about both in Personal growth takes center stage in ‘A Dangerous Method’, my latest post at VividLife.me ...
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Spreading Joy

Spreading Joy

Want to bring some cheer into others’ lives? Read more about it in Spreading Joy Through Creation, my latest FengSHe post, available at www.FengSHe.org. Happy Holidays! ...
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Working a Little Magic

Working a Little Magic

Want to work a little magic in your life? There’s an excellent movie out that offers a lot of inspiration on this. Read more about it in my latest VividLife review, Magic comes to life in ‘Hugo’, available by clicking here ...
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The Rewards of Being Real

The Rewards of Being Real

Letting your genuine self shine through can pay major benefits. Read more about this in ‘My Week with Marilyn’ spotlights the rewards of ‘being real’, my latest VividLife review, available at www.VividLife.me ...
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Living in the Moment

Living in the Moment

Living in the moment can bring tremendous delight to one’s life — and answers to its big challenges, a major theme of the new Hawaii-based comedy-drama, “The Descendants.” Read more about in my latest VividLife review, ‘Descendants’ seeks solutions to trouble in paradise, available at VividLife.me ...
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A Singular Vision

A Singular Vision

“Transcendent Man: The Life and Ideas of Ray Kurzweil” (2009). Director: Barry Ptolemy. www.transcendentman.com What lies ahead for mankind’s future? That’s a question wide open for speculation these days, with predictions ranging from glorious enlightenment to utter degradation. And then there are those whose prognostications are truly visionary, such as those of inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil, subject of the engaging documentary “Transcendent Man: The Life and Ideas of Ray Kurzweil,” now available on DVD. While Kurzweil may not be a household name, his impact on modern society has been significant nonetheless. He holds 24 patents, having invented devices as diverse as optical readers for the blind and various types of synthesizer equipment. He’s also author of the best-selling book The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology, a treatise that maintains we must become bionic beings in order to keep up with the ever-accelerating rate of change. Such unconventional views have earned him labels ranging from “the best in the world at predicting the future,” according to Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, to a “highly sophisticated crackpot,” in the eyes of others. But no matter what opinion one holds, Kurzweil is a captivating figure, and this documentary provides an intriguing ...
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