Free Will or Fate?

Free Will or Fate?

  Everyone at some point seem to come to the question of free will. Are we just passengers on a journey where our future is mapped out already, or do we have freedom to change and choose our fate? See what you think in the following parable or – better yet...
Gatherings & Music

Gatherings & Music

An Update: We, at The Crooked Path have complied with the directive given us (via contact by authorities) to cancel our Halloween concert. We were also verbally informed that gatherings would not be “allowed” in our private garden (which, upon studying the...
The Meaning of Life

The Meaning of Life

I imagine: A man after dying meets God and asks: Can you tell me now what was the meaning of my life?God looks puzzled for a moment, then says: That was my question to you.What was the meaning of your life? To the best of my knowledge: Life is an opportunity for a...
The System vs. Humans

The System vs. Humans

I used to say there is no government, only people, but I believe I was wrong. There is a “government”. There is an “It”.  “It” is a set of ideas that have become it’s own mindset. It’s like a standalone brain without a soul, not even a heart. It’s called...
Abortion

Abortion

The right of a women to abort a baby is a subject for much debate.  Some say life begins at conception, others say life starts when we are born. My view is that it is a deep human mystery when life begins and not for a government to decide through laws and regulation....
Women in the Military

Women in the Military

I thought about it.No doubt a woman can be fierce.But assuming that going into war is a duty, not a privilege, my sense is this: Giving birth is enough done for the survival of our species.I have been in attendance of nine births, one of which was my own son, and it...
What you see

What you see

People go to watch a scary movie that they say kids should not see. Perhaps nobody is truly immune from the effects of violence on screens. When we humans sit down to watch a movie – a section of our mind may be aware that we are now watching a flat image and hearing...
What makes a good video?

What makes a good video?

The Power is yours. Video, film, moving images along with sound is a formidable way to communicate, and actually more powerful than most people think.  Consider this: For at least a hundred thousand years our human brains have learned to trust our eyes and ears to...
What you see

Interview Techniques

Unless you are working with a professional actor it is – in our experience – better to conduct an interview with someone, rather than having them read from a prepared statement.  Someone who is comfortable and speaks from the heart is vastly more...
Mic Techniques

Mic Techniques

What microphones to use on shoots. Most spokespersons you see on TV wear a lavelier-mic.  You see it in the shot and its OK because it is an accepted part of their image.  (What is odd is that the mic is often pointing down, or sideways – go figure.) But when it...