Crowd Sourcing

by Mark Forman on June 23, 2018

I recently decided to pivot on a new product I was developing. Originally I was planning to do a peel and stick grip skin for smart phones. So all the IPhone models and leading phones would have their own skin to fit the given model. I decided to move in a more general direction-casting my net wider if you will. The change I made was to more of a DIY variation. Now the product is several different sized peel and stick AirSil™ foam rubber strips and pads that come in 2 versions; 1 for phones, PDAs, etc., and 1 for hardware and tools. Here is some more info at my product site (still in process) that you can look at. I'll update on when it's live and ready for sale. I had some contact with a well established branded company in the DIY/Hardware space that requested samples so hopefully this is an indication I made a reasonable decision. Time will tell :).


Homie Sad to See You Go Like That…

by Mark Forman on June 9, 2018

What can I say? #1 I am not that surprised Bourdain chose suicide to end his life. Doing it in His ancestral France added a poetic flourish fitting for his intellectual writer pretensions and tastes. Knowing about Anthony Bourdain's background and the demons he wrestled with, many of his struggles similar to ones I've had, it didn't come as a shock to me that he chose this path. However, that doesn't diminish the sadness I feel that he didn't find the road to deliverance or for the heartbreak this will cause for his young daughter and other loved ones. We all gather around our icons and heroes and have strong feelings when they suffer or perish-yet they are no different than ordinary people like ourselves, maybe even more cursed due to having fame and perhaps the false sense that they need to project being whole and happy when they are anything but. Please don't misunderstand me-I'm not here to disparage Bourdain at all. I loved him as a voice from the old neighborhood. Vainly, maybe even as a proxy for me from paths once traveled in my life. He had great wit and charm and was a rock n roll bad boy as I once was in life. I'm happy that he had the chance to do many of the things he wanted and some that I wanted to do but couldn't.

Sadly, the voices he listened to are real. Depression is not without it's cheering section. There is a spiritual side to life whether you believe it or not. There are good and evil spirits. Misery loves company and the voices heard during depression encourage you to do it-you will be better off, no one cares. All lies! God cares and saves. He makes it clear that he can help and sustain you in your deepest despair. Clearly riches and fame don't have this power and maybe are even more detrimental. If my words offend I'm sorry but it is in the hope that you consider them and ideally find the power to be truly free and well-able to overcome depression and other destructive forces in your life. I never thought I'd live past 30. Already passed 59 this year.

John 8:12 When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

John 8:31 Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples.32Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

I know these words can help you. Depression counseling resources are here too. My prayers are with Anthony's family and with all of us. Shalom!


Rochester Blues

by Mark Forman on April 23, 2018

The Tweet below reminded me of a personal experience in elementary school in Brooklyn. I'm guessing around 2nd or 3rd grade. We had a new student named Kenneth who joined the class after the school year was in progress. Kenneth was an odd kid. He told us how he often took trips in rocket ships and that he was actually older than his parents. He also complained of regular headaches. Maybe these 3 things are all related. In any case-I didn't believe him about being older than his parents.🚀👴👵👽



04.16.2018 by Mark Forman

A friend of mine I met in church invited me over to his house a few months back. I discussed the need for a contact for a project I was working on. He proceeded to politely throw cold water on my planned project by explaining to me how he like me once put in much […]


Toy Story

02.27.2018 by Mark Forman

What's the story Jerry? Well my story is about going to Xitou one of the most beautiful natural spots in central Taiwan. I didn't go anywhere over this years late Chinese New Year holiday. My friend and I will walk through the forest and take some photos,talk some talk, and dream some dreams. How about […]