Category Archives: Ramblings

The Silurian Hypothesis

What if we weren’t the first civilization on Earth? How would we know? The answer is important for searching for life out in the cosmos. It also challenges our assumptions about the emergence of intelligence here. Scientists have recently asked … Continue reading

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Remember your mother today. The economy is counting on it.

We should honor those we love, not out of convention, but out of conviction Mother’s Day is the opportunity to ambush our mother with burnt breakfast in bed, assault her with smelly carnations, and force her to stand in line … Continue reading

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Complete possession

Complete possession is proved only by giving. All you are unable to give possesses you. – André Gide

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Do every act

Do every act of your life as if it were your last. – Marcus Aurelius

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People love chopping wood.

People love chopping wood. In this activity one immediately sees results. – Albert Einstein

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NASCAR is not a blood sport

Safety advances since Dale Earnhardt’s death have made us forget the dangerous nature of auto racing and encourage us to act in dangerous and callous ways in our daily lives. On May 13th, I saw something I had never seen—NASCAR … Continue reading

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Vision without action

Vision without action is daydream. Action without vision is nightmare. – Japanese proverb

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NASCAR: They’re making another left turn!

NASCAR is the most competitive motorsport series because of what they did to the track. Sweet Daddy Dee, one of ventriloquist Jeff Dunham’s cast, gave his take on NASCAR. “What kind of three-and-a-half hours is this? Look, they’re making a … Continue reading

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Effort

Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit. – Napoleon Hill

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The False Promise of Trello

Every year, like swallows returning to Capistrano, I return to Trello. Entranced by its clean interface and enticed by positive reviews, I embrace Trello as the perfect personal productivity tool. Inevitably, after a few hours to days, I turn my … Continue reading

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