Several months ago I canceled my cable–because of Joe Dominguez who, in his wonderful book from the 70s Your Money or Your Life, pointed out that how we spend–our money, our time, our resources–should reflect our real values in life. I thought about the 40 bucks for the cable and realized I didn’t value it that much.
(By the way, the numbers in Joe’s book are dated, but the methodology he explains is still just as valuable for evaluating your spending.)
Having no cable was strange at first. But after a few weeks I rediscovered an incredibly rich resource, PBS, and discovered a new source for very high quality entertainment: Oh! (Oxygen). Besides the excellent movies–high quality acting in stories that consistently educate and inspire as they entertain–for the first time I got to see the gazillionly-rich-unbelievably-famous Oprah Winfrey on her “Oprah After The Show” show–a half hour segment of free-flowing thought exchange she does with her audience and guests after the filming of the regular program.
And this morning, I realized something else: that show is an animated-3D-plus-audio version of blogging. “Unscripted, unrehearsed” is the way they describe it. Well, well, just like a good blog. Check it out sometime.