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Openness, Trust, and Commitment

My post from yesterday elicited some comments from people, and one of the comments that came up concerned being open to possibilities.  I’m paraphrasing since I can’t remember exactly what was said, but essentially it was this:  if you are open to all futures good and bad and try to live in the now, how […]

The Past; The Future

This post is in part prompted by another post that was shared with me, some from finding out that yesterday was something like suicide awareness day, and some from my own thoughts. I don’t intend for this to be a really long post if I can help it, so let me get straight to my […]

Everyday We Lie

At some point when I was much younger (I don’t remember exactly when) I did something bad and tried to lie to my parents to get out of trouble.  It doesn’t really matter what I did; it was probably something small, like not cleaning my room or whatever.  When I was found out, my punishment […]

Digital Ownership

I think it would be safe to say that I’ve bought into the whole “digital” thing.  I own a lot of digital music, videos, games, etc. But do I? There has been a lot of controversy over the past several years over whether or not you truly own your digital content.  I, like many, many […]

Pay to Win?

Let me outline a scenario:  you just purchased (or rented) a new game that promises hours and hours of entertainment.  The game isn’t specifically easy, but it’s not prohibitively hard, either.  You play for a little while and enjoy the game.  Then you notice there is new content you can buy.  What is it?  It’s […]

Passion of the…passion?

Part of my last post sparked some discussion, so I think I’ll reply/elaborate on my own thoughts in a (hopefully short-ish) post. First off let me say that I respect all replies and comments that I’ve heard, either online or offline.  There are many different ways to think about “passion” and relationships in general; frankly […]

Something different

So, yeah.  It’s been quite a while since I posted anything on my blog.  The reason is pretty simple:  I had started a project, meant to continue it, and every time I came back to the blog I was reminded of said project.  However nobody is really clamoring for the next installment or anything, and […]

Not So Novel: Footsteps in the Hall

Original Version Footsteps in the hall, footsteps in the hall, Who could it be, who could it be, Footsteps in the hall, footsteps in the hall, Around the bend, I just can’t see, Footsteps in the hall, footsteps in the hall, Are they coming for you, are they coming for me, Footsteps in the hall, […]

Couple things

Just posting links to a couple of things, since I don’t really have time to go into any depth about them right now: http://www.engadget.com/2011/11/04/ispy-software-can-read-texts-and-steal-passwords-with-its-little/ – The gist of it is either turn off magnification of letters on your smartphone or don’t login to pretty much anything in public.  You really do not know who is […]

Sound

The video is of Sarah Churman who was born deaf but at 29 years old received a hearing implant.  Just watching her reaction is so amazing and touching.  Most people, myself included, really don’t know what it’s like to not have something as fundamentally basic as hearing. We all have so many gifts we sometimes […]