Author's selfieI didn’t get into bed until almost midnight last night. As a result, I didn’t wake up until almost 8 AM. Typical duration for me, I usually get between 7-8 hours of sleep, just shifted.

Daily Sketch Challenge

Self-portrait sketchI tackled a daily sketch again today. I want to make sure I’m getting in drawing time as often as possible. I spent time working on a self-portrait sketch.

Last night we watched Florence Foster Jenkins, starring Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant.

I didn’t know anything about the story before watching the movie. From the little bit that I did read, it’s clear that details were altered for the film. One of the things that struck me about the story was her love of music, and desire to create. Even though she isn’t good, she is supported by those around her. There is value and courage in creating art. The quote used in the film captures this.

People may say I couldn’t sing, but no one can ever say I didn’t sing.

I like that. I think it’s great.

Artificial Emotions

As we talk about artificial intelligence, I think we also need a better understanding of emotions and emotional intelligence. Here’s one discussion of this idea.

It is an interesting question. Emotions are present in all sorts of lifeforms, not just people. Data had the right idea.


Available now via BBC iPlayer (not in the US), wish I could see it!