Stories

Those who enjoy thinking are mentioned at the end of this quote from Why Stories Sell: Transportation Leads to Persuasion as most vulnerable to being persuaded by a story. Reading Oscar Wilde is fun if only because he puts in so many entertaining quips from his characters to comment and persuade the reader. I feel transported… Continue reading Stories

Flared Near Sunset

Flared Near Sunset, originally uploaded by Ezra S F. Guess I was feeling good about heading home for the weekend. Happily it was not already dark.

Weekly Roundup for Jan 20, 2012

This is my first attempt at something like a weekly roundup like I said I should try in To Blog Or To Share?. Hopefully I can maintain it. Martin Luther King Jr on education: Education must enable a man to become more efficient, to achieve with increasing facility the ligitimate goals of his life. Education… Continue reading Weekly Roundup for Jan 20, 2012

The Enemy’s POV

Here is the true meaning and value of compassion and nonviolence, when it helps us to see the enemy’s point of view, to hear his questions, to know his assessment of ourselves. For from his view we may indeed see the basic weaknesses of our own condition, and if we are mature, we may learn and… Continue reading The Enemy’s POV

SOPA Blackout

January 18th and 23rd are planned blackout days for a number of web sites in protest to passing the Stop Online Piracy Act. Existing legislation like the Digital Millennium Copyright Act already reveal copyright owners ask to shut down web sites even when there is no infringing material. Granting them more power seems like a bad… Continue reading SOPA Blackout

Review: Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West

Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire My review: 2 of 5 stars It was okay. The book seemed more about the philosophy of religion and politics and their intermixing than I expected and without a clear point. It was more Xenocide than Ender’s game. Scarily, the… Continue reading Review: Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West