This year, Solange and I are married 17 years. It has been an incredible ride and I am so proud of my wife that is so beautiful inside and out. I found some photos Solange took a few years ago on an old SD chip. I started experimenting with Davinci Resolve which is an incredibly powerful free video editor and this is the result. For the soundtrack, I chose the song “Diga Sim” by Ra├ža Negra. The name translates to “Say Yes”, and it is a sentimental song for me. When we were dating, Solange and I went on a cruise from Santiago, Chile to Buenos Aires, Argentina, and she played this CD every day. I am so happy that she said YES.
At the end of March, my mother turned 90 and my father turned 95. We had a great family reunion. My nephew, Ryan, married a photographer and she made a video of the event. Grace is a great photographer and editor.
I am proud that PC Matic was one of the eighteen companies selected for the NIST Zero Trust Center of Excellence. This shows how PC Matic stacks up with the eighteen.
I am a work at home dad, and I love my kids. Sometimes, like now, my heart is broken because my kids are addicted to technology and video games.
Relative to the other kids, Teddy and Jesse are great, but relative to their potential, technology is robbing them of the best times of their life. Both of them have their talents (Teddy golf and Jesse piano), but they are unable to explore these talents because rather than practicing, challenging themselves, and growing, their free time is wasted mindlessly watching videos or video games. They lose hours. Sure, as a parent, I try to be vigilant and stern, but it is exhausting and a losing battle.
My children now 15 and 13 years old lack many social skills of children of prior generations. Rather than interact with other kids, and learning to “get along”, they run home and myopically staring at a seven inch screen.
Perhaps the most worrisome is the skill of observation. They believe that the world is to be experienced through a 2 dimensional screen that tickles two senses (see and hear) and ignores the other three senses (touch, taste and smell). Real world is a beautifully complex ecosystem, and yet their experience is limited to what their devices can deliver.
At times, it is overwhelming, but then I realize it is not the children that are lost in this artficial fake technology bubble, it is the adults. God help us.
I am so excited about the progress of our new house in Rio de Janeiro. My plan is to retire in Rio de Janeiro when Teddy and Jesse are older.