October 2006

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I joined Second Life tonight. I haven’t gotten a chance to install the software yet, so I haven’t played the game. What do you think of virtual networking communities and their effects on society?

Full Day Ahead

Okay, I am moving myself along this week slowly, my body dragging my lagging brain along inch by inch throughout the day. And it’s already Tuesday night. Tomorrow, I have to meet with my Techonology, Literacy, & Culture group to work on our video project, read Chapter 3 of The … Continue reading →

When The Wind Blows & The Lake House

I had to put these two amazing books together in my review. James Patterson’s When the Wind Blows and The Lake House were a great weeklong diversion from reality. But, actually not that far-fetched. I just so happen to be reading Ray Kurzweil’s The Singularity is Near: When Humans Transcend … Continue reading →

Asking For A Motivational High

I don’t know what it is. Maybe I’m bored. Maybe I’m depressed. I’m just in that mood where I want to want again; but, somehow, I can’t seem to put my self in the place that I need to be. I would like to say I can change my life … Continue reading →

Empire Falls

I suppose I should try and write some kind of review of Richard Russo’s Empire Falls. But honestly, it’s hard to describe such a wonderful peace of fiction in a way that wouldn’t understate just how wonderful it is. The first thing I have to mention is the characters. They … Continue reading →

Why Am I Tired?

Why am I so tired all of the time? I’m only 22 years old, and I feel like I’m pushing 40 sometimes. I didn’t have this problem when I first came to college. I was lively, energetic, and could pull at least two all-nighters in a row if I wanted … Continue reading →

He'll Always Be Papa

This is who my grandfather is and who he will always be for me. He inches slyly toward me, hiding something in his hand. I am sitting on the floor of the living room, leaning against a recliner. Bending slightly at the hips and knees, he lowers himself enough to … Continue reading →

One Image Theme

Another weekend gone by, and I almost have absolutely nothing to show for it. I did manage to accomplish one thing that I’ve been planning to do for weeks though. I have a new theme. I named it One Image because I wanted to put my CSS skills to a … Continue reading →

Mary Beth

Taylor Caldin and Jordan Hill sat in a booth at Sammy’s next to the front window, sucking the last of their shakes. It was 11:30, half an hour before closing, and Taylor’s mother, Jean, who worked there, was wiping the counter clean. Taylor was an only child. His father hadn’t … Continue reading →

No Time Left For Blogging

Once again, I’m late getting back in bed. My nap ran over almost two hours. I was supposed to sleep from 8 p.m. until 11 p.m., but I didn’t get up until 12:40. Now, I’m stuck with no time left for blogging. I need to be hitting the important topics … Continue reading →