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Thursday, August 14, 2008

Orwell Diaries

Started reading the Orwell Diaries and I'm kind of bummed that there are no entries for the past 2 days. But I have to share this quote of his on Charles Dickens - it's very inspiring (although it's not part of the diaries portion - it's part of the intro):

‘He is laughing, with a touch of anger in his laughter, but no triumph, no malignity. It is the face of a man who is always fighting against something, but who fights in the open and is not frightened, the face of a man who is generously angry — in other words, of a nineteenth-century liberal, a free intelligence, a type hated with equal hatred by all the smelly little orthodoxies which are now contending for our souls.’


I was reading io9 earlier today and came across this nugget of a word:

lithopanspermia - The theory that life can be carried between planets on rocks ejected by impacts.

What a great theory - reminds me of Leary's Starseed and Woodstock lyrics:

"We are stardust
Billion year old carbon
We are golden
Caught in the devils bargain
And weve got to get ourselves
Back to the garden"
- Joni Mitchell

Monday, May 5, 2008


Welcome to my latest blogging attempt. The last 2 were rather unsuccessful (so far) yet I hope to make this a much more exciting and up-to-date vehicle for interesting thoughts, links and writings.

My first was (is ... we'll see) a blog about my training for the marathon, but my training is so spotty that it just seems like an awful waste of time unless I regulate the training more consistently.

My 2nd was going to chronicle the attempts to 'cure' our dog of cancer. We were headed down the right track with our beloved Brandi, but she took a sudden, devastating turn for the worse and after we put her down I was too monumentally depressed to consider writing about that anymore. Especially after we initially deemed our attempts a failure postmortem. In retrospect, those last 6 months were awesome and she lived like she wasn't sick at all until her final 2 weeks with us. She has inspired me to live like that and I hope to reflect that energy here...