Two week blur and butterflies. Exciting and dizzying.
Over a year has passed since its inception. Is it too soon for the mid-life crisis to have passed? My idealism seems to be fading.
[Moved to a separate page to keep the page layout clean.] Found this old article via Ted’s blog. The punctuation and formatting in the originally transcribed version need work so I am cleaning this up as I read it. If you notice any errors, feel free to drop me a line.
The experiment is on. A conversation I had on Friday planted a seed in my head to write a book about this. I had toyed with the idea earlier, but now it sounds like a great idea. My backup alarm was meowing at the bedroom door around 7:00 this morning, which was pretty well-timed. The … What better place than here, what better time than now
Working your whole life wondering where the day went The subway stays packed like a multi-cultural slave ship. -Immortal Technique It’s interesting to reflect on how much things have changed over the last year. My taste for music alone has shifted dramatically from pop to hip-hop to punk. The NFL season has barely started, and … Revolutionary
The Evolutionary Brain Glitch That Makes Terrorism Fail. Picked up from Schneier’s blog, excellent analysis as always. Although Bin Laden has complained that Americans have completely misunderstood the reason behind the 9/11 attacks, correspondent inference theory postulates that he’s not going to convince people. Terrorism, and 9/11 in particular, has such a high correspondence that … Terrorism as failed tactic
Put away the flags. [Zinn] One of the effects of nationalist thinking is a loss of a sense of proportion. The killing of 2,300 people at Pearl Harbor becomes the justification for killing 240,000 in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The killing of 3,000 people on Sept. 11 becomes the justification for killing tens of thousands of … Bowin’ down to the flag, ya got a bullet in ya head
Random obsession yesterday. I was trying to remember the name of a friend and work colleague who had died about seven years ago, but I could come up with only his first name. Thwarted, I tried to recall friends who had died much earlier in my youth and could do no better. This saddened me … In memoriam
Attended my first block party tonight, which gave me a chance to finally meet a lot of my neighbors. Got a good feeling about this community.
I have lunch buddies again…