Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Last semester my professor mentioned in passing a theorist who crtiqued the modern western mindset way of knowing. The aspect that was most striking to me was our obsession with control, and our fear of what we can't control, or simply dismiss it as insanity.
This theorist suggested that there are other ways of knowing. Instead of shunning what we don't know, we embrace the ambiguity.
next topic to which I'm too lazy to make a new post:
I hate it when people say "we can always do better :)" (I put the smile in their because it seems they always this with a plastered fake smile on their face exactly like a keyboard :) which I always use painfully in g-chat because i am constricted to a keyboard) oh but wait I'm not done with my overuse of parentheses (my district in the MTC would when I was gone put smiley faces on every page of my notebooks just because they knew I despised smiley faces and thought that was a sign that I needed more happiness in my life. once while we were kneeling praying in a circle I opened my eyes to see the whole district with smiley faces on paper over their faces all right up close to me. haha, speaking of being freaked out. okay the end of parentheses )
we can't always do better
to always be able to do better
we have limits
whether or not
you want to admit it
we might just very well be doing our best
always know better
but that's an entirely different issue
if I sound like I'm ranting it's because I get this way when I listen to Neil Young's "Southern Man"
what to take with you from this post?
We can't control our lives
wow that was a jump but was the purpose of this distracted post
Saturday, February 14, 2009
"One of the most notable and renowned cases of solitary confinement comes from the story of pastor Richard Wurmbrand who ranks fifth among the greatest Romanians of all time according to the Mari Români poll. In 1948, Wurmbrand was … sentenced to solitary confinement for his involvement in underground churches. Wurmbrand endured years of solitary torture, both mentally and physically all the while composing hundreds of sermons, delivered nightly to an unseen (fictional) congregation. He later committed them to memory by summarizing them in rhymes.
Pastor Wurmbrand was released in 1956, after eight and a half years, and, although warned not to preach, resumed his work in the underground church. He was arrested again in 1959, and sentenced to 25 years. During his imprisonment, he was beaten and tortured."
This was spliced together from two seperate wikipedia articles on solitary confinement and Richard Wurmbrand, respectively. Since I assume that correct citation is not that important for wikipedia, I won't make the effort to correctly cite the sources.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Monday, February 9, 2009
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Click on the list entries and it's even funnier.
here's another one for latinos
but personally the first is the funniest to me a white girl
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Yes, I agreed.
Somehow Saturday's momentary motivation to move my stiff limbs somehow let me let Stephen buy us a 2nd pair of goggles so the two of us could match, and a swimming cap. Yes, I said swimming cap and yes with that I was not just letting Stephen spend money 18.65 so I could put on my half tinted goggles and swim cap for when I wanted to feel neato in the shower. Nope, I intended to swim, and to swim well.
Remember, or well learn if you don't recall a tall lanky girl ending up on the wrong side of the pool, that I'm not a swimmer, but for my lovey dubby hubby wubby (what else could I say to make you sick) I will because this, is indeed "true love."