Monthly Archives: April 2014

Selfishness

Brandon was a firm believer in the concept of re-gifting. After all, if you really liked something, chances were someone who liked you would also like that something. It wasn’t cheap; it was economical and earth friendly. It was also … Continue reading

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Inspiration – Audience Participation in “Doctor Who”

I have to start this post with an entirely personal and subjective opinion – if you are not watching Doctor Who, or have never watched Doctor Who, do so immediately! I will try my best to avoid any spoilers here, … Continue reading

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Measure for Measure: Delambre, Méchain, and the Meter – The Things that Endure (Part 1 of 2)

Dr. David M. Burns once advised his colleagues to “Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life.” This … Continue reading

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Gone By

Every day I wake and Around me squats a city of steel and concrete. Roaring trucks trundle past my window, Their exhaust leaving trails in the still morning air, and the Howling wind breaking against half-finished buildings keeps me from … Continue reading

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Inspiration – Ben-Hur and the Power of Faith

To say that I was raised by films would not be a wholly inaccurate statement. Many holidays or celebrations have watching one or more movies on the day as a vital component. At Christmas my family always watches Rudolph the … Continue reading

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Where Do We Come From

In the course of our lives, many of us come to ask ourselves the existential questions: Who am I? Why am I here? Where do I come from? While the answers to the first two questions may come only from … Continue reading

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Smashing Pumpkins

I had already decided to break up with David when the pumpkin shaped cupcake appeared on my desk. Ten minutes before the bell rang, I meandered into my classroom and spotted the cake, staring back at me with shiny black … Continue reading

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Inspiration: George Winston’s Simplistic Beauty

Very few of my early musical memories are independent of my parents, who listened to a wide variety of genres, artists, and time periods. Through them I was exposed to Meatloaf, John Denver, Bach, Bread, Stevie Nicks, and a host … Continue reading

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Calm Before the Storm: Analyzing Hitchcock’s “North by Northwest”

When it comes to iconic directors of the Studio Era of Hollywood, one cannot overlook the masterful movies of Alfred Hitchcock. A visionary behind the camera and a good eye for talent, his movies were cinematically stunning as well as … Continue reading

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Clean Living

Steven almost bankrupted himself doing laundry the first year he was away from home. He could be seen in the dorm laundry room at least three times a week, and sometimes more, a load or two spinning away in the … Continue reading

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