Isn't it interesting how timeless and true good writing proves itself, even in our modern age, and even though it was originally intended for a different literary context? It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of … Continue reading The best of times
Someone asked me to make this video a long time ago. I put off doing it until now and you'll see why as you read on. I am an introvert and have trouble relating to people (to women in particular). Some would label me an extreme introvert with anti-social behavior, although I manage to mask this when … Continue reading How to behave toward women
Here's a thought: the very people who rail the most against the restrictions imposed by the state in autocratic countries, the most vocal opponents of such regimes, the ones who crave an escape to the West, are the ones who fare the worst after emigrating to free, democratic societies such as those in the Western world. … Continue reading The lure of the West and its subsequent disappointment (for some)
We got back a few minutes ago from voting for Barack Obama. Our polling place was Walter Johnson High School, in North Bethesda, MD. The line wasn't too long. We waited about 25 minutes in line and it took about 5 minutes to vote. The voting machines were electronic, and -- I'm disappointed to say … Continue reading We voted today!
A little boy loses his parents during the depression, and his grandparents take him to live with them in their mountain cabin. The premise is simple, but the lessons are many. I liked this movie because it taught respect for native Indians. Let's face it, the "red skins", as they used to be called, owned … Continue reading The Education of Little Tree (1997)
I read the Red Tape Chronicles over at MSNBC on a regular basis, and one of their latest posts really struck a chord with me. We really have become a nation where everything gets tracked, whether we like it or not. To some extent, I don't really care. If the government wants to tap into … Continue reading How is your private data getting used?