Lights! Camera! Action??? Three Ideas for Surviving Valentine’s Day as a Single

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This is a guest blog post by Adam Katz. He is a blogger who enjoys writing about everything from wedding planning to themed nights out to how to have a perfect date. Thanks for contributing to the Third Drive, Adam.

Valentine’s Day might glorify couples and the idea of being in love, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be both single and happy once the day arrives.  By taking a step back and looking at what’s truly important in your life, you can not only survive the day as a single but also thrive.  Like an actor or actress who must look inside his/herself to truly get into character and give an outstanding performance, here are three ideas to survive Valentine’s Day as a single and let your inner self really shine.

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«Relentless» and Socially Relevant Filmmaking.

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One of myfavorite thing to do is to create media, that not only tells a story, but also brings awareness to a social crisis. I'm helping with the new creation of a long time friend, director Lance Tracey, who is directing «Relentless». It's a feature film  about human trafficking, set in Los Angeles and El Salvador.

The Kickstarter campaign for the film just launched, please check it out and contribute to this fantastic cause and the creation of «Relentless». Check out the website for details, watch this video and make sure to spread the word.

RIP George Duke. Friend and Musical Legend

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I am shocked and saddened. It's hard to believe. I wish it was one of those death hoaxes. Tragically it's true. A living musical legend George Duke died today in Los Angeles. On his shoulders stand generations of musicians.

He was just 67. We still don't know exactly what happened. I know this last year was very hard for George, after he lost his beloved wife Corine to cancer. He couldn't write music for the longest time after her death. Luckily, he was able to leave us one last album «Dreameaver».  

What I learned while consulting for NASA

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About three months ago, I received an invitation to consult for the NASA Space Grant Consortium and develop their national Social Media Program ( S-MAP). Like a true geek, I could not believe my good fortune. I would get to work with real rocket scientists.

The Space Grant Consortium is 52 organizations accross the US. Their job is to extend scholarships, internships and a whole range of other tools to thousands of eager young minds. To prepare the next generation of engineers and scientists for future Space Exploration. Each of those organizations is led by amazing people doing great work connected to space.

Home is not a piece of soil, but a piece of soul

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Being a Third Culture Kid — someone who grew up in multiple cultures, Pico Iyer's talk about home makes me happy. He's view about home being less about a piece of soil and more about a piece of soul is very insightful. Pico, is not a believer, and yet he unwittingly echoes a truth proclaimed by Jesus about the Kingdom of God being inside of us. Also ironically for a non religious person, Pico has fantastic insights after spending some time in a monastery. He talks about how vital it is to stop movement in order to find  stillness and direction. Again, echoing the need for Shabbat Shalom.

Beyond the soul. Pico talks about an exciting and important phenomenon. It's about a tribe of people, who are much more curious and flexible about learning cultures and world views that are different from theirs. There are over 200 million of us now. It could be one of the biggest countries in the world. No wonder the US president is half Kenyan and grew up in Indonesia and Hawaii.

Check it out. It's worth the 15 minutes or so.

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