These last two months have been stupefying and amazing. I’m not entirely certain where to begin, but I want to take this opportunity to share a bit about how my life has changed, and how drastic, terrifying, and fantastically good those changes are.
And for this reason, I said, money and honour have no attraction for them; good men do not wish to be openly demanding payment for governing and so to get the name of hirelings, nor by secretly helping themselves out of the public revenues to get the name of thieves. And not being ambitious they […]
From Reddit yesterday: It’s not coincidental that the people who believe that voting matters consistently succeed in the elections. Get out and vote; make sure your voice is heard; inform yourself and cast a friggin’ ballot.
What am I passionate about? I had been dodging the question for years, throwing up answers and finding ways to make them stick, but they never did. Maybe I don’t have the fire, or maybe I haven’t found it yet, but nothing I tried really met my definition of passion. And now, after months of […]
A comment on Reddit brought this to my attention and I was compelled to share: Never forget the real purpose of public education. I give you, Seven Lesson School Teacher., a subversive award acceptance speech given by a disgruntled veteran of 25 years of New York public education. … The first lesson I teach is confusion. […]
I agree with Terry Pratchett that we drink to forget, but after years of struggling with a tendency towards alcoholism and a strong desire to drown myself to forget, I broke from these thoughts. Having overcome the weakness (several years ago), I was able to drink with self-control and vivality.
In a bid to secure my Bachelors degree before my ten year high school reunion, I’m back in school this semester with two classes. The plan is to graduate December 2011, but there are two variables upon which this depends: I need a course that satisfies the “History of Christianity and Judaism” requirement for my […]
After watching it, I wonder if Twilight could actually be good if it was written and acted better. What do you think?
Never got around to publishing this yesterday because I was too busy playing WoW. Whenever I game for a long time (like the approximately 8 hours I did Friday night), it influences my dreams. Playing World of Warcraft as I did, I had expected dreams of slaying undead and riding dragons, but something else entirely […]