I mentioned in the last post that there were going to be some changes to format and stuff… well, here’s the first one. I have decided to make this blog an every other week thing. It is just tough to get this going week to week. I have things to do, yo! More changes to come, but I feel gradually changing is probably better than just going crazy.
Anyway, this week the topic is “Vision.” “Vision” can mean many different things and I feel that the people providing me questions have done a great job of varying the topics within “Vision.”
Now… Onto the questions!
1. How important do you actually think vision is for an organization or a person’s life? I think “Vision” is very important for any group of people working together. Having an agreed upon collective vision is a great way to get people in alignment and working better together. I don’t think “vision” is about an individual. I think individuals the vision is more of a personal goal.
2. Do you have a vision of your kids’ future, and, whether yes or no, how does that affect your parenting? I think I go about as far as “educated and happy” for my vision of the grown kiddos. The way that affects parenting is that I put a strong emphasis on education and try to model what it is like being happy. That means I have to become happier, which is a goal, and not a vision.
3. Whose vision did your kids inherit?
Outlook on life? Little Man gets his basics from me and Q from Tuesday.
Sensory capability? Little Man got the worst of both of us (here’s an exact quote, “My depth perception is garbage.”) and Q has similar vision to me.
4. Is there a way to quantify or evaluate “vision” as a quality for a political candidate or a job applicant? It’s an important leadership quality, but hard to gauge. Vision should go beyond three to five word platitudes that mollify a thirsty populace. Vision needs direction and structure and identifiable broad goals to reach it. Too often politicians will just have slogans with no vision behind them.
5. If you had to lose one, would you sacrifice hearing or vision? Hearing. I am a visual learner and somewhat of an artist.
6. Have you noticed that the word “vision” starts to sound really weird when you use it several times in a row. This whole post has been weird especially since I typically end up typing “vision” as “vison.” And a “Vison” is the American Mink, which is something wholly different.
7. Have you ever experienced “seeing” something that is non-visual, like a piece of music or do you ever experience visual stimuli through other senses like hearing a color or tasting a picture? Do I experience synthesia? No, I have never had that occur for me.
8. With the new Spider-Man movie out, do you have a favorite vision centric (one with an eye based shtick) super hero? My fav has always been Cyclops, but he has never been done correctly in the movies.
9. What, if any, prescriptions are your glasses or contacts? I don’t know my scripts off hand, but I have always been far-sighted, so now as my eyes have gotten older I need reading glasses. I made my readers into bifocals so I did not have to take them on and off all the time.
10. What’s your favorite eye color? Green.
11. If you could see in only shades of one color for the rest of your life what would that color be? Sepia. My world would be an old timey photograph.
12. With a lot of changes over the past few months, do you have a vision for the future? Let’s say 5 years.
Not really. I have some goals for myself around my self-care and how to interact with my craptastic parents, but I do not have a vision right now (or vison… thanks bad typing) for the future. I need to know more who I am and what I like before I can set a direction.
13. Any premonitions or visions? Not that I can recall. I do occasionally deal with a deja vu, but I have non-linear time theories that deal with that more than supernatural abilities. I could go into it, but I am not drunk and I imagine that no one reading this is drunk either, and that just makes for no funsies.
14. Why did Marvel Comics change Vision from being green, red, and gold, to being solid white?
I am not sure why they (Marvel) decided to rebuild theVision without color, but they did. I would imagine there will be some nod towards this in the MCU for the WandaVision show they are making for the Disney streaming service coming up.
15. Intelligent Design people think that the eye is an indicator of God’s hand in creation, because “nature could not design something as sophisticated and elegant as an eye.” You don’t believe in Intelligent Design, refute that claim. Wow… someone’s being a bit pushy.
Okay here is the defense I have. Photosynthesis is the basis of vision. Algae that could find sunlight did better than algae that did not. So, some algae developed the ability to sense light vs dark. Plants do this now when you see a plant bend towards light or close flowers at night, etc… the algae that were able to sense light better had an adaptation that made them flourish. Then you can follow the biology of existing things to see light receptors, to simple eyes, to complex eyes, to the liquid filled binary vision that humans have (which is not the most efficient vision by the way). I would go into more detail but Cosmos does it better.
16. Why didn’t we see Vision in Avengers: End Game? Spoiler alert much? Wow… I think had they brought him back, it would have added more questions than answers.
17. When you get your vision tested, how long does it take for your pupils to dilate again? It took mine a few hours. If the dilation lasts longer than 4 hours, you should call your doctor. Honestly, if almost anything that is not supposed to be permanent lasts longer than 4 hours call your doctor.
18. It is weird that the light rays that bounce inside your retina are flipped going through the lens of the eye and then the brain has to flip the image again to make sense of it. No, what’s weird is how you can intuitively know with joysticks and controllers whether to pull up to go down or pull down to go down just by the type of character and interaction you are having.
19. Do you have a vision for this blog? This particular post… no.
The overall blog? I would like to be doing more interviews. I think the strength of this blog is that it is a long-form interview that takes place over a long time (the shortest it has ever taken was 2 weeks, and the longest was over a year.) It is a very different way of interviewing someone and it brings out some really different responses.
20. Queen’s: One Vision? From It’s a Kind of Magic… the soundtrack to Highlander? The song that Doug Masters plays from the walkman strapped to his leg in Iron Eagle? Don’t mind it I do! “God moves in mysterious ways…
Had lunch with a guy that I had not seen in 3 years over the weekend
It was delightful
I got to meet his wife (who is awesome) and their little baby (who is also awesome)
I will need to be texting with him more since he lives in Utah
My feet are still complete shit
Now the pain has traveled up into the depths of my right ankle
I am tired of this. It has been 6 weeks
I feel better
I overdo it
I feel awful
I feel better
I overdo it
I feel awful
Rinse and repeat
So, the kids are going to have to step up around the house since I will be resting with ice and ibuprofen
The feet should be good enough to get to work tomorrow
But I am going to have to work from home Thursday and Friday
I am supposedly getting a call from a podiatrist this week to get an appointment
I need that badly
That being said, I am off the caffeine and today is soda free day 2
Have a great week everyone