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The End of the Gourd
In the past year this blog has shifted its scope and focus to different questions, a different aesthetic, different interests. In short, for several months it hasn't felt like the same blog it once was. Not that I've lost any interest in blogging, I haven't. I have a new blog that I've already started posting on which will continue many of the ideas from here. Nevertheless, this blog has a lot of material from several years of my college/grad school experience--including some ideas that I still find very interesting to mull. I am very happy for all that this blog has provided me and my readers. It's been a fun journey. Please consider subscribing to the RSS feed on my new blog! (link above)
I also am working on putting all my poetry and other creative work online--to be available sometime January 2010.
Best of the Gourd 2009
WTFs of the year:
+ DNA not the same in every cell!
+ Why did US Internet Service Providers tell the FCC that Americans don't want faster internet?! And why are we 19th in the world when it comes to internet speed?! (Current U.S. Speed: 9.6 mpbs Japan: 92.8 mpbs!)
Meaning of Life:
be like the squirrel girl
is civilization neverland?
the meaning of life
Next Step: read The Philosphical Baby
is human dignity really testosterone?
Next Step: Read more on Feminist Ethics
9 things about free market economics that are hard to swallow
Next Step: Currently reading The Genius of the Beast
christian intention and buddhist consciousness
"Jesus sat down and ate with sinners, and every day when we pray we sit down with all the tax collectors of the mind, con artists and loan sharks all of them."
religion is not failed science
intelligent design as antiques roadshow
Best New Movies I Saw This Year:
The Hurt Locker
Where The Wild Things Are
(Avatar, I hope)
Best Books I Read This Year:
The Importance of Living by Yutang Lin
The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Basho
King Lear by William Shakespeare
Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson
Life in the Universe by Bennett, Shostak, Jakosky
Also, make sure to check out the Best of the Gourd 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005!
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