Archive for November, 2008

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The most hilarious way to hell…

November 26, 2008

My friend Roy sent me this, I laughed for a good ten minutes.  If anyone knows whose picture this is so I can credit them that would be sweet.  Otherwise I’ll wait on the C&D.

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Catholics keeping it interesting…

November 25, 2008

I constantly find myself attracted to Catholic thinkers.  They approach issues in a way quite different from how I do, the challenge is refreshing.  Eve Tushnet is a conservative, catholic, lesbian blogger.  I haven’t read a lot of her stuff yet, but her approach to these is fascinating.  I especially look forward to learning more about her ideas of chaste same-sex love.  A question I’ve wondered about since reading (and reading about) Henri Nouwen.  Her approach seems different from the strict chastity Nouwen chose.

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Is this being poetical?

November 24, 2008

I’ve decided to start writing each sentence as its own paragraph.

I think that will make me more poetic.

It should also increase my efficiency at reaching minimum page counts.

It may negatively affect my grades.

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Waking up…

November 22, 2008

It has been a long week.  I shut down earlier this week and only finally got enough sleep to feel alive again last night.  I’m reading and writing again, but I’ve got a lot of catch up to do.  I need to figure out a healthier way to work.  I need to write about 40 to 50 pages in the next week and a half, and I’m still not done all the research I need to do for these papers.  However these papers are interesting enough that I might be posting some thoughts here in the next few days.

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Burnout?

November 20, 2008

I’ve been doing a lot lately and I have not really had a chance to stop.  Finally, last Sunday, for the first time in my life, I couldn’t pull an all nighter.  This may sound strange to some, but I’ve never been unable to power through and get something done (and thanks to A.D.D. this meant learning how to spend every possible hour doing it).  Now I can’t and don’t even want to accomplish what I need to do.  I looked up burnout on that bastion of medical information and the two biggest things seem to be exhaustion and apathy.  So maybe that is where I’m at, I just don’t have time to be burnt out.

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Fixing a broken system.

November 18, 2008

There is nothing worse than hearing good ideas and knowing they will be ignored.  This is from Microclesia’s A Debased Liberty.

One thing is clear – creating massive amounts of new debt to bail out a failed financial system is insanity. We are buying temporary relief, while further propping up an unsustainable future.

We should instead be focusing our efforts on creating a new kind of capitalism that seeks to immediately prioritize the fundamental needs of all stakeholders, creates airtight disincentive to personal and corporate greed, mandates leverage limits (ALL types of debt: individual, corporate, legislative, equity markets) at conservative levels – while encouraging human creativity towards the development of long-term sustainable systems and energy alternatives.

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Someone saw it coming…

November 17, 2008

Here is a fascinating character.  Peter Shiff was calling the financial crisis in the U.S. as far back as the middle of 2006.  Althouse posted this video and it is eerie to watch.