Category: Public Performance

Though there’s always so much to say about technology, especially in this rapid “exponential” age of advancement and gizmos—I found that I was not fully using my unique voice, just posting here.

So, without further ado, let me announce the launch and inception of my new blog, “I Am Not Your Pastor,” which follows a short term I held as a minister at a local ministry.

The URL is, and here you can expect to find both my insights (which I hope and believe are unique and fairly helpful) and some stories of divine coincidence and other experiences I’ve had. Also, I’ve invited guest writers to share their thoughts, and we’ll see what happens from there.

I don’t pretend that I’m perfect, or that I have all the solutions to make life work right, but I’m here, and I have something to say.  So, just as Maya Angelou once wrote (or was it a Chinese proverb?) —

A bird does not sing because it has an answer,

it sings because it has a song.

And, thus—I just had to start singing—in this case, it’s a sort of writing and sharing through blogging.

My two main goals for this new website are “serendipity” (the discovery of new, right-angle-to-previous-thinking concepts) and “synergy” the emergence of better things through the combination of multiple angles or viewpoints (generating a result which is “more than the sum of its parts”).

Yes, you’ll still be able to check back here and find new things—but focus in online blogging will be there, at this new blog, at least for now.

I made a post a few months back about the concept of really following your dreams, making the world a better place, and “creating things of beauty never before seen on the earth.”

This is part of why I’m doing what I’m doing here.

Robert J. Sawyer, one of my favorite Canadian science-fiction authors, publishes some interesting tips on his website from time to time.  One piece of information that I have found eminently useful, is this article, about how long one should allow for public readings of selections of various lengths.  The article, entitled “Public Readings,” – a useful look at how to gauge read speed — gives some numbers (based on the author’s own experience reading snippets of his book at bookstores and various events.

Numerous times I’ve found this extremely helpful as I’ve need to be aware of how long some script, audio-book, podcast, sermon or other spoken-word material will take, either for upload to websound format, for video, or some other multimedia or public-performance purpose.  I’d take a look!

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