It seems as though no-one has time or the inclination to read. I know for myself I start to feel restless and un-productive if I'm just sitting with a book while at home. Stuck at the dentist's waiting room or waiting for a band concert to start is a different story.
So lately at home I've been watching a lot of TED videos and insightful documentaries. Of all the "reality programming" out there, it's the type that is the most thought-provoking and informative. As I watched each one, I realized that there were people in my life I wished were watching it with me. I realized that I wanted to share the experience and the information they contained, even the ones I thought were full of it or biased.
So I decided to start a new topic segment for my blog called "Alternative Brain Food", hereafter abbreviated as ABF. I'll name a video or documentary I've watched, and my thoughts on it. Most of them are going to be available for free on the internet, or through Netflix's "Watch it Now" service. Occasionally I might watch one through Amazon Prime.
The first post in this segment will be up some time later today. Even if you don't agree with the thoughts in the videos, or my thoughts after viewing them, I hope at least that it will make you think about the topic, and perhaps go learn more on your own.