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I was working on a long, disjointed post yesterday (blast you, Robert M. Pirsig!) when my browser shut down. I briefly considered doing it all over again, but then thought better.
This pretty much sums up the lost post -
In the province of the mind, what is believed to be true is true or becomes true, within certain limits to be found experientially and experimentally. These limits are further beliefs to be transcended. In the province of the mind, there are no limits.
I'm a regular reader of Chris Allbriton's war reporting at Back to Iraq. He reported yesterday that he was donating money to Doctors Without Borders to aid the tsunami victims. Can't wait to tell my class the good company they're in.
For years players have waxed ecstatic over the physics in Halo. Yesterday I discovered the jumping warthog. I have no words... all I can tell you is that even as I type I am warming up my Xbox for a go at this.
Here's the official warthog-jump site. The physics of Halo 2 are way more advanced than Halo. I wonder...
Reading Lila. Took me a hundred pages to get into it. Glad I soldiered on.
I'm happy to report that we raised $50 for Doctors Without Borders.
For Christmas Craft Night Mr. Llanez and I had the kids make what they thought were cutesy Christmas cards. What they didn't know was that we secretly gave them Rorschach tests hahahaha! Take a peek into their minds... check 'em out.
Malnutrition is a major problem the world over. This year I asked my students to donate to Doctors Without Borders in lieu of the traditional Christmas gift exchange. So far we've raised $21. Today is the final day to contribute. (I'm matching the final amount, so we should realize at least $50 in aid.)
Steve Earle is doing a radio show. Happy Holidays! (While you're guzzling the eggnog over at Air America, think about hiring a copy editor. Or a proofreader.) You can listen to previous shows (in MP3 format) here.
"We deal in illusions, man. None of it is true. But you people sit there day after day, night after night, all ages, colors, creeds. We're all you know. You're beginning to believe the illusions we're spinning here. You're beginning to think that the tube is reality and that your own lives are unreal. You do whatever the tube tells you. You dress like the tube. You eat like the tube. You even think like the tube. In God's name, you people are the real thing, WE are the illusion."
Howard Beale, an illusion from the film, Network.
In times of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. --Malcom Lagauche