""Your joy is your sorrow unmasked. And the selfsame well from which your laughter rises was oftentimes filled with your tears. And how else can it be? The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain. Is not the cup…"
"I have Aspergers syndrome. It's not apparent if you only know me a little, but you'll pick up on it if you know me for a while. On the surface I look and often act completely normal. The problem is that I am, despite appearances,…"
I'm interested in Linux, electronics and European history.
American modernist authors are just the best! I'm talking beat generation and beyond. The language is youthful and just beneath formal. I find once you get much later than that everything gets too informal to be descriptive or convey concepts.
Artsy dramas and coming of age films -mostly depressing ones.
Renaissance, gregorian and ambient/experimental electronic.
"And all I loved, I loved alone" -Edgar Allen Poe, Alone
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"I like the lyrics to this Irish song, regarding patriotism. The title to Tom Clancy's book "Patriot Games" is borrowed from the lyrics.
Come all ye young rebels, and list while I sing, For the love of one's country is a…"
"Then, I perceive you know nothing of patriotism, and it's no surprise given the philosophical bend of the country as a whole. Patriotism has NOTHING to do whatsoever with the government, but to the principles of the country as…"
This is inspired by a post of Muir's about what he wants the kids to learn, but I wanted to make it specific to college students. Because I'm brainstorming for a possible freshman-seminar class, and I'm interested in topics that are important to making educated citizens or at least will be stimulating -- each topic to take a week or two at most. What do you wish you or yours had learned in college that wasn't covered in regular gen-ed or major? or just a fun topic you think would be of…See More