June 18, 2012
Where would we be without humor? And thank you to Wiley Miller for finding some in this polarizing craziness.
June 15, 2012
I have so often been told to visualize the future I want. “Send out positive thoughts. Invite the universe to present it to you.”
I’ve always figured it doesn’t work because I’m too much a skeptic. Perhaps it’s because, as this article suggests, having once visualized what I want, I stop trying. My brain – that so-easily deluded brain that we all trust so implicitly – has decided I’m already where I want to be, so it encourages me to stop trying to get there.
Visualizing the worst seems counter-intuitive at first, but there is much to be said for it. If nothing else, you are planning ahead, even if unconsciously, what you might do if things don’t work out as you’d hoped. So you are better prepared for whatever result eventually arises.
It’s not seeking failure. It’s accepting that you need to be open to learning, to new approaches and new ideas. Turning all life experience into an opportunity to develop yourself, not to stagnate on one only-possible path.
Failure, even if only acting foolishly in a social setting, is an indicator that you are acting at your current limits. The key is to see failure as an opportunity to expand those limits.
April 17, 2012
This series is great fun. Using the premise of being distracted during class (occasionally by the teacher saying something interesting) she presents all sorts of concepts.
This is one of my favorites: Slug Cats!
April 15, 2012
Profound philosophy of the gloomy sort, while ” the white idiot writhes on his chair, begging for cheeseburgers.”
March 22, 2012
“Beginning in mid-March, however, its various offices began issuing bulletins that sounded slightly shaken. “There’s extremes in weather, but seeing something like this is impressive and unprecedented,” ”
“It’s hard to overstate how impossible this weather is—when you have nearly a century and a half of records, they should be hard to break, much less smash.”
There’s nothing much that needs to be added to this:
90 Degrees in Winter: This Is What Climate Change Looks Like
January 15, 2012
I love this meme. Science, silly puns, and cats. What could be better?