Lurking in the shallow end of the deep thought pool.
If you came here looking for well-written, well-thought out posts, you’re in the wrong place. I’m just an average person looking for a place to post my random, sometimes half-baked and disjointed musings. About This Blog »
“The donkey brayed, the dog barked, the cat mewed, and the cock screamed.”
This is a continuation of my “Secular Lessons“.
This is a funny little story about teamwork and farm animals–from the Brothers Grimm, “The Traveling Musicians”. Continue reading “The Traveling Musicians | The Brothers Grimm”
Maybe someday I’ll understand what it all means.
I don’t often have memorable dreams. Most of the time, my dreams are actually really strange or disjointed and make no sense at all. They’re so jumbled up, I don’t really remember them well. Other times, I have dreams that are not fit to share on my personal blog, if you know what I mean… 😉 Still, others times—I have a dream like this one, which I will share with you. Continue reading “Dream Journal: Scottish Romance?”
Acknowledge the idea, and then let it go.
So many ideas, so little time. Sometimes my mind feels awhirl with ideas of things I want to do, blog posts I want to write, or cool projects that would be fun to work on. I only have 168 hours in a week though, and I thought that one way I could ease my mind and at least acknowledge my ideas is to just write them down and move on. Hence, this post–where ideas go to die.
Ahh… I feel better already. Continue reading “Where Ideas Go to Die”
Being humble about what one claims to know goes a long way. If someone asks you a question and you don’t know the answer, you say “I don’t know.”
I enjoyed this extremely short, well-organized, and dense lecture on critical thinking from Peter Boghossian. I’ve listened to the first part of it many times in order to internalize the content, and I am going to take notes on here so that I can retain and repeat it down the road.
Continue reading “Critical Thinking Crash Course with Peter Boghossian”
“Close by it stands a beautiful golden cage; but do not try to take the bird out of the shabby cage and put it into the handsome one.”
Length: 2500 words; 16 minutes.
A certain king had a beautiful garden, and in the garden stood a tree which bore golden apples. These apples were always counted, and about the time when they began to grow ripe it was found that every night one of them was gone. The king became very angry at this, and ordered the gardener to keep watch all night under the tree. Continue reading “The Golden Bird | The Brothers Grimm”
A customized ass-kicking no matter what level you’re at: a wimp like me, or a seasoned gym rat.
It all started when a close male friend of mine texted me, “Want to do something that involves a lot of sweating and grunting?” Dubious, I replied “…sure? Like what–hauling bags of water softener salt?” 😉 He proceeded to throw down the gauntlet and challenge me to a workout routine that could be followed through our phones. It was a great success.
This is the second part of a trio of blog posts on weight loss, food, and working out. I am a lazy cheapskate, and that makes it really difficult for me to get to the gym. Allow me to complain for a brief moment before I reveal the phone app solution we used. Continue reading “A Workout Plan for Lazy People”
This is the beginning of a 2-part post on “Why people do/don’t believe in god”. Here are the topics:
- 1) Give me your best argument for why you believe in god.
- 2) Refute/Give me your best argument for why you DON’T believe in god.
Continue reading “Group Study: Why Do People Believe in God?”
It’s one of those moments in life that just has to be cherished as-is, because you can’t really properly take a picture of it, or scoop it up and put it in your pocket.
I’m going to try a new way of writing for my blog. It’s a “stream of consciousness” with six word prompts. I will go to this website at least twice a week, get random words and then I will write for at least 5 minutes. If I’m feeling the “flow” of words I’ll keep going until I run out of words. I will publish just about anything as long as it’s not inappropriate! My rules, my blog, after all.
Let’s see what comes out. Don’t expect anything earth-shattering, here. Continue reading “Bottling Up Sparkly Snow”
Article Breakdown For: My students pay too much for college. Blame Reagan.
Article’s Main Point
“State support for higher education has steadily declined since Reagan” …therefore it’s Reagan’s fault? (implied by the title)
It’s interesting the way the writer worded his argument in the article, because it does not actually reflect the title of the piece. I think that it might be fair (and true) to simply say that “State support for higher education has steadily declined since Reagan” but it’s harder to prove that he alone is to blame. Continue reading “Article Breakdown: Blaming Reagan”