Entries by Doug Motel

Beginners Guide to AI

Watch this beginner’s guide to AI to understand where it came from and what it can and can’t do for and against us!

Zoom Tutorial for Beginners

Notes: You find the “Enter Full Screen” button at the bottom right.  Also, my daughter’s mic was turned down low which I did not realize. Feel free to share this tutorial using any of the links below the video.

Asobase Kotoba Language of Play

TRANSCRIPTION: Hi, we are at the Zen Garden at the John Hamann Museum in West Chester County New York, where we’re going to work with the Joseph Campbell quote from Myths to Live By, about Asobase Kotoba. “There is a curious, extremely interesting term in Japanese that refers to a very special manner of polite […]

Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Tragic Pursuit of His Birthright

Webster’s Dictionary describes a tragedy as a “drama describing a conflict between the protagonist and a superior force, and having a sorrowful conclusion”. The death of Philip Seymour Hoffman of a heroin overdose struck me as a great tragedy. Like so many tragedies that we stand on the sidelines gawking at, I am struck by […]

A Reason Happens for Everything

  Have you ever had a huge crush on someone and become convinced that they were “the one” only to discover that they didn’t feel the same way about you and then years later you see them and think “What on earth was I thinking? I sure dodged a bullet there!” Or have you ever […]

Hungry Like the Wolf – How Movies Can Keep Us Feeling Empty

DiCaprio bringing us down but brilliantly Last night my friend Tim and I went to see The Wolf of Wall Street. I was eager  to see it because I think there are few filmmakers around with the imagination of Martin Scorsese and his films are always better on the big screen.  I was also curious […]