The Traveling Musicians | The Brothers Grimm

“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”

Dream Journal: Scottish Romance?

Maybe someday I’ll understand what it all means. 

I don’t often have memorable dreams. Most of the time, my dreams are strange, disjointed and make no sense at all. They’re so jumbled up, I don’t 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 other times—I have a dream like this one, which I will share with you. Continue reading “Dream Journal: Scottish Romance?”

Where Ideas Go to Die

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”

Critical Thinking Crash Course with Peter Boghossian

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”

The Golden Bird | The Brothers Grimm

“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”