The Disconnect, Finding Center and The Proper Way To Cut A Cake


We're all guilty of the "unspoken addiction" of technology. Just look around while you're waiting for a table at a restaurant, standing in line at the grocery, riding a train or a bus or worst of all having a conversation with a loved one. You'll see it. The disconnect. The mind or hand wavering elsewhere than the present. How often do we still have each other's undivided attention? Direct eye contact. No phone in sight. Focused. Undivided. Attention. Not often enough. One man went in search of not the attention of others, but the attention of self.

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There are a thousand beautiful ways to start the day that don’t begin with looking at your phone. And yet so few of us choose to do so.



  • Netflix is now worth close to $40 billion dollars. Blockbuster could have purchased Netflix in 2000 for $50 million. Back then, Netflix was a DVD mailing service losing money and streaming and onDemand movie service industry was non-existent. So, Blockbuster turned them down. And I think that might be the last time in recorded history anyone turned down Netflix.
  • Turning down Netflix wasn't the beginning of the end for Blockbuster. It was their Late Fees.
  • Jerry Seinfeld is moving his Comedian's In Cars Getting Coffee series from Crackle to the Netflix behemoth next fall.
  • History Lesson for the wee readers out there -  Blockbuster was a very popular chain of actual stores that populated nearly every town in America. If you wanted to watch a movie, you had to actually drive to a Blockbuster, meander aimlessly up and down the aisles for an hour or so, arguing with family members about which movie to watch. The act of selecting the movie was an integral part of family movie night.


I definitely want my fruit and veggies to go Dutch.

I definitely want my fruit and veggies to go Dutch.


Laughter is an instant vacation.
— Milton Berle

...The Last Drop

Grind #84 :: The Disconnect, Finding Center and The Proper Way To Cut A Cake ~ Fini.

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