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18 Dec 2009 09:24 a.m. - If you're looking for me...
...I'm on facebook — when I'm anywhere online.
16 Mar 2009 01:46 p.m. - What Scent Candle Should You Light?
You Should Light a Berry Candle
You are creative yet down to earth. You have unique tastes, but you aren't snobby or picky.
You crave new experiences. You enjoy unusual things even more once you can get your friends into them.

You're the type of person who's a trend setter and an innovator. You know what's fated to become popular.
You find the world energizing and inspiring. For you, there's nothing like the thrill of discovery.
4 Mar 2009 09:30 a.m. - What Kind of Happy Are You?
I wonder what the other possible results are?


You Are Affectionate
Your life is full of love and friendship - and you always have more to give.
You have an open heart. You are willing to take that leap and put your faith in people.

You see the good in everyone and everything. You are a very sympathetic person.
The people you love make you very happy. You feel warmly toward those around you.

6 Jan 2009 10:36 a.m. - Happy Happy

HBTY, HBTY, HBDangusog42!!! HBTY. :-)

Wish I could celebrate with you...
4 Jan 2009 02:03 p.m. - Eeny Meenie Movie Meme
Arbitrary Movie List, with the ones I"ve seen checkedCollapse )
17 Dec 2008 10:41 a.m. - Dragon Cave
What can I say, I've got about four hours sleep and am having trouble focusing...

Adopt one today! Adopt one today! Adopt one today! Adopt one today!
21 Nov 2008 02:26 p.m. - Thinking about orthodoxy
Orthodoxy
  1. Soundness of faith; a belief in the doctrines taught in the Scriptures, or in some established standard of faith; — opposed to heterodoxy or to heresy.
  2. Consonance to genuine Scriptural doctrines; — said of moral doctrines and beliefs; as, the orthodoxy of a creed.
  3. By extension, said of any correct doctrine or belief.

I'm thinking about how two things I'm reading today are related in an interesting way, though I can't quite express what that is. The things I'm reading are a Slate article, "How To Read the Quran: A new translation captures the confusion." (by Reza Aslan, posted Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008) and Michael Pollan's latest book, In Defense Of Food. Here are a couple quotes:

From the Slate article:
"... For much of the last 14 centuries, some 90 percent of the world's Muslims for whom Arabic is not a primary language had to depend on Islam's clergy—all of them men, as women are not allowed to enter the clergy—to define the meaning and message of the Quran for them, much as pre-Reformation Christians had to rely on priests to read them the Bible, which at the time was available only in Latin. ..."

From the book:
"Since nutrients, as compared to foods, are invisible and therefore slightly mysterious, it falls to scientists ... to explain the hidden reality of foods to us. In form this is a quasireligious idea, suggesting the visible world is not the one that really matters, which implies the need for a priesthood. For to enter a world where your dietary salvation depends on unseen nutrients, you need plenty of expert help."

If I wasn't so overtired I'd probably be able to discuss the underlying relationship better. However, Dorothy's teething.

(And how is it that when I was younger I used to be better at explaining things when I was tired?)
4 Nov 2008 02:54 p.m. - W00t!
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Where you don't have gaps in your knowledge:

Philosophy
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P.S. If you haven't already, and are an American citizen qualified to do so, please go vote!

10 Oct 2008 09:01 a.m. - You gotta see this
In my morning accumulation on the blog reader, I found this:


Click on the link — even if you don't want to read the article, the accompanying picture is just amazing.
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