I bought a seven dollar pen because I always lose pens and I got sick of not...– Mitch Hedberg (via simko) I did this exact same thing.
Smug ass pigs #angrybirds
Love, Math, and the World →
From this article: “This is what I have learned from loving a physicist. Real math isn’t some cold, dead set of rules to be memorized and blindly followed. The act of devising a calculus problem from your observations of the world around you – and then solving it – is as much a creative endeavor as writing a novel or composing a symphony. It isn’t easy, but there is genuine pleasure to...
Why did I ever learn?
I sometimes wish I never learned about evolution, and then extended that interest into evolutionary psychology. Far and above more than any other scientific topic do common people not only have opinions that are not even close to informed, but the automatically assume they are experts. No one would ever read an article about how earth gravity keeps the moon orbiting it and get personally...
The No-apple Apple Pie →
So, a new project
I am currently hollowing out a book. Before the conservative and religious right starting spouting their nonsense on the radio, they spouted it in books. This means that, if you look hard enough, you can find them from time to time in antique and thrift stores. I currently found one entitled “Lies”. It is now being hollowed out into a gambling set to hold two decks of cards and...
Time lapse northern lights.
One thing I do enjoy about being in school is abbreviating “assignment” to just “ass.” #stillakid
BitBy: Being more neutral
On a side note from the previous post , I’ve been trying to make my language talking about rape more gender neutral, saying things like “people who rape” instead of “men who rape”. I am not trying to get away from the face that the overwhelming fact that men tend to be the gender most responsible for rape. What I’m trying to get away from is the general...
BitBy: The hard questions.
One of the obstacles that we are going to need to over come will be the members of the audience’s dire need to ask difficult questions. This I am not terribly worried about. Rape myths that need to be debunked? Not so worried about that; the previous class armed me with enough information to refute them should an answer about common decency not be enough. General misconceptions about...
I might feel obligated to start supporting the NY... →
Nobody deserves anything less or more than a square deal.– Theodore Roosevelt.
Massive profile changes on Facebook. Might as... →
Are there any lower forms of life than college...
Two things after you follow this link. 1) The bill that is being protested does not require schools consider race, gender, etc. It only allows the option to do so. 2) Once again we are back at the wonderfully controversial issue of affirmative action. Is it unfair? If you were to explain to me what affirmative action is this week, then I would agree that it is. It specifically gives...
I typed up everything that happened to me today at the training seminar, but there has been an odd lingering feeling that I haven’t felt in some time. It has come and gone through out my life (much less in the previous few years). I think it is the general feeling that I get when I have to do something that requires social skills that I do not really have. Everyone in the BitBy has been...
BityBy: They made it look so easy...
I once took a public speaking course. I was terrified at first, but as the course wore on I actually started to like it. I actually got good a giving speeches, got a good grade in the class, and felt a little braver and more self confident in the end. As I have learned more about the BitBy program I have grown in my general confidence of it. I feel like it has a solid theory, solid general...
Sarah Palin is not running for President
If anyone tries to pull this bullshit out on you, ask them to consider this. What has been one of the Republicans consistent issues for the last couple of years? Opening up The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) in Alaska up for drilling. Where was Sarah Palin Governor of? Yeah. Sarah Palin quit her tenure as Governor long before her term was up. Why? Why indeed, I think. Sarah Palin...
BitBy: Why I like this program
We are having our weekend training for the Bringing In The Bystander (I’m shortening it to BitBy) program this weekend, and I must admit I am quite nervous. It’s such an odd, touchy subject and I am going to be putting myself in a definite position on it. It’s not the position I am worried about. It is the right thing, and I am doing the right thing. But one thing that has...