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What I Love About Dirk Gently

Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency is a BBC America comic science fiction detective television series created and primarily written by Max Landis. The two seasons are inspired by the novel series of the same name by Douglas Adams. The show is based around the eccentric Dirk Gently (Samuel Barnett) who claims to be a "holistic detective", investigating obscure cases based on the inter-connectivity of all things. His espoused belief in the interconnectivity of everything is in perfect alignment with Ubuntu theory, "I am because we are, and because we are, therefore I am." When we accept as fact that we are connected to each other in some way, we move one step closer to a society within wh

When Is It Too Late?

Much is said about when one should do or have done something by. When I was considering setting out on a doctoral path while in my 40's, many said if you haven't completed your PhD by the time you're 34, it's a waste of time. I'm so glad I didn't listen. I wouldn't trade that part of my journey for anything. A couple of weeks ago, 5 months shy of my 50th birthday, I rode and drove a WaveRunner for the first time. It was awesome. I mention these two things because quite often, we find ourselves thinking it's too late to make changes to adjust our trajectory towards the life we have finally learned to imagine. When you finally figure out what it is you want or don't want your life to be, it i