Archive for February, 2014

Sentient Tigers Wouldn’t Have It Any Better

“To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.” ~E.E. Cummings (more…)

The Soggy Towel of Consciousness

“So the universe is not quite as you thought it was. You’d better rearrange your beliefs then, because you certainly cannot rearrange the universe.” ~Isaac Asimov (more…)

Mining for Silver Linings

“So you think that you’re a failure do you?  Well, you probably are.  What’s wrong with that?  In the first place, if you’ve any sense at all you must have learned by now that we pay just as dearly for our triumphs as we do for our defeats.  Go ahead and fail.  But fail with […]

Chopping Scrub and Planting Giants

”Whatever you are doing at anytime, you are physically modifying your brain to become better at it. Since this is such a foundational mechanism of the brain, being self-aware can greatly enrich our life experience.” ~Athene (more…)